New renders give us our best look of the Google Home Hub smart display to date

New renders give us our best look of the Google Home Hub smart display to date
Last week, we told you about Google's Home Hub smart display. This is a smart speaker that carries, well, a display. It is similar to the Amazon Echo Show or the Lenovo Smart Display devices. Recently, the FCC gave the Home Hub its blessing. The product is expected to be unveiled at the October 9th #MadeByGoogle event alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Some new renders of the device surfaced today, showing us what the product will look like in Charcoal. A previously leaked render showed the back of the Home Hub in Chalk (see the image at the top of the article). Note that even though the back of the Smart Display is the darker charcoal-like color, it appears that the screen in front will be white regardless of which color option is chosen.

One of the renders discovered today shows Google's smart display from the side, revealing that the screen is tilted. From the looks of things, it would appear that there is no way to adjust the angle of the slant. The Home Hub is rumored to feature a 7-inch LCD display, but one disappointing omission appears to be a front-facing camera. That dovetails with talk that Google will not have the Duo video chat app available for the Home Hub.

We could see the Google Home Hub priced to undercut the competition. Lenovo's Smart Displays, for example, are available for $200 (8-inch screen) and $250 (10-inch screen). Both offer a front-facing camera and Duo for video chats. With that in mind, a smaller screened Home Hub without video chat capabilities could end up costing less than $200.

Check out the latest renders of the Google Home Hub by clicking on the slideshow below.


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5 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1667; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Does look really ugly in dark charcoal with a white front. Chalk looks a lot better. Let's hope the sound quality is good.

2. hf199

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

It makes sense to not have a front facing camera. Unless you are always talking to someone while your cooking. If you are have it set up on table next to your sofa, how on earth are you going to talk to someone by leaning over? Same goes for the bedroom. You have to lean over to talk to someone on video, uncomfortable. Just use your phone!

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

There is a saying that history repeats its self. Google and Amazon are not the first to introduce a product like this, in fact, Verizon Wireless back in 2009 debuted a product calls wireless phone hub. The idea is similar in that you could access the web from the kitchen and communicate with your existing VZW wireless number. Now the new solutions can't replicate your wireless number, however, they do act as hubs or minicomputers that are good for doing certain tasks on. Also yes you can even communicate. Today the solution is executed in a much better fashin.https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=3849

4. Cat97

Posts: 1865; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Glorified low-end tablets sold at price premiums because they are now "assistants". Can't people just buy a $10 stand and use their existing tablets ? However, at least it does look better than the Alexa counterpart.

5. gamehead unregistered

Looks like a docked tablet

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