Google 'Home Hub' leak shows a 7in screen but no webcam

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Mysmartprice showed off leaked renders of a device supposedly called the Google Home Hub on Tuesday. However, Google managed to beat Amazon with its affordable Home Mini speaker by shipping 2.3 million units compared to Echo Dot's 2.2 million shipments between April and June. Images and details published by the site show a device that consists of a 7-inch display mounted on a speaker base. But Lenovo's display is an inch bigger.

The pricing and availability for the Home Hub has been tipped by Android Authority as being "available later this fall for $149".

There appears to be a speaker on the rear, covered in what looks to be the same acoustically transparent fabric as on the Google Home Mini and Home Max. Thanks to photos leaked on MySmartPrice, we now know that the Home Hub screen is a 7-inch touch display.

The photos give credence to previous rumors that Google may soon launch its own smart display.

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Other details we can glean from the leak is that Google Home Hub will be available in not only a "Chalk White" colour but also in "Charcoal". Then again, the Lenovo Smart Display does show some promise by being deeply integrated into Google's diverse ecosystem. This bottom half of the Home Hub looks to be wrapped in the same cloth material found on other Home smart speakers.

Google may attempt to differentiate itself from rivals by launching a smart display with a smaller screen, as it tries to cater toward consumers who would use it for things like weather updates and reminders, instead of things like watching videos.

Google's big hardware event is coming October 9, and we're getting a clearer picture of what to expect from the show as the days go by. This would be similar to Google's Smart Displays, which also run a special interface of Google Assistant - another version was also leaked for the "Pixel Stand" dock leaked earlier this month.

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