Google Assistant-powered smart displays have only been released by third-parties so far but Google will soon release its own smart display powered by its AI assistant. Newly leaked photos show that the device will be called the Home Hub and it’s likely going to be unveiled alongside the new Pixel smartphones at Google’s October event.
The Google Home Hub has a 7 inch LCD display with a bit of Google’s trademark smart speaker fabric showing at the bottom. A volume rocker and a mute toggle can be seen at the back of the device. The device is said to weigh in around 480g which means that it won’t really come with any significant speaker improvements because that’s only a bit more than the original Google Home.
While the Home Hub may have light and color sensors above the screen, there doesn’t seem to be a front-facing camera. This means that the device will not have support for Duo calls. It would also be at a disadvantage of smart displays from the likes of Lenovo and JBL that do come with cameras for video calling.
What’s not known as yet if whether this is the final version of this product or these renders are merely of a prototype. If that’s the case then the final product could be a bit different from what we see here. In any case, Google is likely going to announce its first smart display at its October event.