Google is set to launch a new device in its Home-line of smart devices. Thanks to photos leaked on MySmartPrice, we now know that the Home Hub screen is a 7-inch touch display. It will also have a large speaker at the back. It is very similar to the Amazon Echo Show, but Google’s services will be the main feature of the device.
Like the Google Home, interaction with the Home Hub is done via Google Assistant. This time however, the new Home Hub will support both touch and voice. This has an added benefit of Google Assistant showing the search result rather than just saying it out loud.
The hardware of the Home Hub is still a mystery, but we do know that the device will support 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi spectrum, have Bluetooth connectivity, and even a large speaker at the back of the display. Users will also be able to physically mute the microphone with a slider switch. A function that has been carried forward from the previous Home devices for added security and privacy.
Other services such as Spotify is expected to run on the Home Hub, but do not expect a full Android experience. Rather, it should be a scaled-down interface of Google Assistant instead of a full-size version of the mobile OS.
No launch date has been leaked, but seeing how the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is expected to launch next month, it’s very likely that we’ll be hearing about the device then.