What you need to know
- The Nest-branded Google Home successor will apparently be launched later this month.
- It is said to be codenamed "J2" and is tipped to be priced at around €100 in Europe.
- The smart speaker is expected to be available in two color options in Europe: Charcoal and Chalk.
The successor to the four-year-old Google Home smart speaker passed through the FCC last month, giving us our first look at its design. Shortly after, Google confirmed the existence of the device by sharing an official photo and a promo video. Now, trusted leaker Roland Quandt has claimed that a new Nest-branded smart speaker will be available by the end of this month.
There's a new Google Home launching soon codenamed "J2" and it's supposedly going to cost about 100 Euros. Available from the end of August, retail says.There's a new Google Home launching soon codenamed "J2" and it's supposedly going to cost about 100 Euros. Available from the end of August, retail says.— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) August 5, 2020August 5, 2020
According to Quandt, the upcoming smart speaker will be priced around €100 in Europe, lower than the launch price of the Google Home. While the official photo of the next Nest smart speaker shared by Google last month showed it in a blue colorway, Quandt says the device will be available in Charcoal and Chalk colors in the old continent.
The Nest-branded Google Home successor will have a somewhat similar design to the Home Max, with the ability to sit both vertically and horizontally. It will also be covered in fabric, like the Nest Mini. While Google hasn't revealed any other information about the upcoming smart speaker yet, it is rumored to come equipped with larger speaker drivers for more impressive sound output.
Nest Mini (2nd Generation)
The Google Nest Mini is a compact smart speaker that offers fantastic value for money, loud and balanced sound output, and a dedicated machine learning chip claimed to have one TeraOPS of processing power.
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