Leaked Google Home Hub Renders Shows Touchscreen Smart Device
It’s no secret that Google will announce the much-anticipated and heavily leaked Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL smartphones on October 9th, but it looks like the company will be making another announcement as well: the Google Home Hub, a smart speaker with a built-in display.
Renders and website pages were leaked by MySmartPrice, showing the device in all of its glory. Equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen, the Home Hub will be competing with Amazon’s Echo Show devices as well as a number of third-party Google Assistant-powered smart displays.
The information you request via Google Assistant will also show up on the display in the form of so-called ‘Assistant Cards’, as the device will be running on Google Assistant and doesn’t feature Android. You could ask Assistant to show the weather details, display certain pictures from your Google Photos library or show a live feed of your security cameras.
In terms of specifications, it’s still unclear how powerful the built-in speakers are, although the whole device is powered by a 15W adapter. The Home Hub can be connected to your Wi-Fi network over 2.4 or 5.0 GHz and weighs just about a pound. Notably, there’s no built-in webcam, perhaps due to the increasing privacy concerns after Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data scandal.