The Google Home was Google’s first foray into smart speakers where it seemed that they were looking to compete with the likes of the Amazon Echo lineup of devices. However unlike the Echo series of devices, Google Home was only offered in one size and one option, although recent rumors have indicated that a smaller version could be in the works.
It turns out that the rumors could be true after all because in a post by Droid-Life, they have shared renders of what appears to be the Google Home Mini on their website. As the name implies, this will be a smaller version of the Google Home and we guess would compete against devices like the Amazon Echo Dot.
The speakers will come in three color options: Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral. It does not appear to be wireless speakers as the renders show a cord attached to them. Other than the smaller size, it will presumably offer up the same capabilities of the Google Home, just in a smaller package for those who might prefer a smaller footprint in their home.
As for pricing, Droid-Life claims that the Google Home Mini will retail for a very affordable $49. In any case details of the Google Home Mini should be announced alongside Google’s new Pixel phones on the 4th of October, so remember to check back with us then for the official details.