Google announced today its latest Google Home device, the Google Home Hub. This marks the first time Google offers a smart speaker with a touchscreen display. The device features a 7″ touchscreen, full range speakers (stereo?), far-field microphones, but no camera.
In this article, see details about the new Google Home Hub, including device specs, retail pricing, release date, and availability. You can also pre-order the device using the links below.
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Google Home Hub Specs
Here are the Google Home Hub Specs:
- 7″ WSVGA Touchscreen Display
- Google Assistant Built-In
- Dual Far-Field Microphones. Mic Mute Button
- 2″ Full-Range Speaker. 2x 2″ Passive Bass Radiators
- Control Compatible Smart Home Devices
- Wi-Fi: Wireless AC, Wireless B, Wireless G, Wireless N
- Streaming Services: Spotify, YouTube, Pandora
- No Camera
- Weight: 16.9 oz
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 2.65 x 7.02 x 4.65 Inches
- Available Colors: Chalk, Charcoal, Aqua, Sand
- Installable Apps: None
Google Home Hub Price
The Google Home Hub retail price is $149. This is just $20 more than the retail price for the Google Home. It’s cheaper than the other Google Smart Displays manufactured by Lenovo ($199) and JBL ($199). It’s also cheaper than the brand new Amazon Echo 2 ($230) which will start shipping later this week.
While I’m glad Google undercut the price of the latest Echo, this pricing would seem to cannibalize the sales of the other Google-based smart displays. I returned my Lenovo Smart Displays when I heard that a Google Home Smart Display was coming. I’m glad I did.
Release Date, Availability, and Pre-order
The Google Home Hub will ship on October 22nd, 2018. It will be available in the US, UK, and Austrailia. Will update this page when the device is available in more places. For the fastest updates, be sure to follow our Google Home coverage via Twitter, our Facebook page, or our Google Home Facebook Group.
We have pre-ordered the device and will post a thorough review as soon as possible. You can pre-order your Google Home Hub using the links below.
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Will you buy the Google Home Hub?
Are you going to buy the Google Home Hub? Do you already own a smart display? Are you waiting for a different product? Share your thoughts in the comments section below or in the Google Home Facebook Group.