- Google’s Smart Display to be called the Home Hub.
- The Home Hub features a seven-inch display and will likely to cost $150.
- Expect to see Google unveil its Smart Display at its October 9 hardware event.
For several months now, we’ve been hearing rumors that Google might introduce its own Smart Display to compete with those already on the market. Thanks to MySmartPrice, we now have images of the company’s seven-inch Smart Display. Additionally, we can confirm that the device will be called the “Home Hub” and should be available later this fall for $149.
As you can see from the two images below, the Google Home Hub looks like a combination of an Android tablet and a Google Home Max. The seven-inch LCD touchscreen features a pretty thick border, which is the home to several sensors. Surprisingly, it looks like Google won’t be including a front-facing camera for Duo calls as we’ve seen with other Smart Display.
One surprising fact about the Home Hub is that it is shown to only weight 480g. If this is true, the entire Smart Display will only weigh as much as the standard Google Home. Additionally, while these images of the Home Hub show off the device in Google’s chalk colorway, the listing found by MySmartDisplay also lists a charcoal color option, which we can confirm exists.
But how much will the Google Home Hub cost? Thanks to a source, we know that Home Depot already has an official listing for the product. According to the retailer, the Smart Display should only cost $149. This is a decent amount cheaper when compared to the $200 and $250 price tags found on the Lenovo Smart Display and JBL Link View.
We can expect to learn more about the Google Home Hub at the search giant’s fall hardware event taking place on October 9.