As Google prepares for its October 4 event, details about its upcoming Google Home Mini have leaked. The smart home device is to be the search giant’s answer to Amazon’s Echo Dot, a more pint-sized speaker that features support for Google Assistant.
A report from Droid-Life on Tuesday has provided images and detailed information about the upcoming device, which will reportedly cost just $49 when it launches. That puts it in parity with the Echo Dot, which also retails for $49.
The idea behind releasing a smaller version of Google Home is existing owners will be encouraged to place the Google Home Mini in other rooms in their home. If you already have a Google Home in your living room, for example, you can place several Google Home Mini devices in your bedroom, office, garage, etc., which is much cheaper than buying multiple units of Google Home ($129).
The Google Home Mini will reportedly come in chalk, charcoal, and coral, and feature multi-colored LEDs to indicate that it’s listening and responding to inquiries.
More detailed information, such as how many microphones it has, wasn’t revealed in Droid-Life’s report. But hearing that it’s $49 will likely be all people care about. If you’re a fan of the Google Home, the new mini version will be very welcome.
In addition to the Google Home Mini, Google is also expected to unveil new Pixel devices and headphones that feature Assistant integration. Google is holding an event on October 4 in San Francisco.