New Google Home Mini leaks out: $49 Echo Dot rival with Google Assistant

Google will have four new devices at its October 4th Pixel event: the Pixel 2, the Pixel 2 XL, a new Daydream View VR headset and a just-leaked Google Home Mini.

A cute little hockey-puck shaped device, the Google Home Mini has leaked out along with all the others and it will come as a direct rival to Amazon's Echo Dot.

The Home Mini will cost just $49, and it will come in a choice of three colors: charcoal (black), chalk (gray) and coral.

The cute speaker will naturally support the knowledgeable Google Assistant and will allow you to control your smarthome, as well as answer your various questions. A set of four LED lights on the top will light up when you interact with it.

The current Google Home is larger and commands a $129 price tag. It comes with replaceable colorful bottom grills, a feature that will not be available on the mini. Chances are the mini will not have as loud of a speaker either.

source: Droid-life



1. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Been waiting for Google's Echo Dot competitor $49 is a good price Might get one if it supports Chromecasting 4K, but I doubt it will

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why wouldn't it support Chromecast with 4k? You need a Chromecast on your TV to begin with with 4k, and content that is 4k. So if your current Chromecast does not support TV with 4k, then you don't have the Chromecast ultra. Simple buy a Chromecast ultra. Glad I could solve your problem vincelongman.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hey! Who the hell do you think you are coming in here with this thing you call logic!?! I'll have none of that!

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I reckon it would be good if Google merge Chromecast into Home That would be a big advantage over its competitors

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I hope they have some sort of Aux out option so that I could connect it to my room audio. Google Home greatest fail for me is not having AUX connectors.

2. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Nice great to replace echo dot but let's hope they do not have over bass like the Google home.

5. ydl08

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

This will sell like a killer if it had wireless charging capabilities. Just a thought.

6. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Hmmmmm......might be a day one buy. Need to see how much it rivals the Dot.

7. thxultra

Posts: 474; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Smart play on googles part. I think Amazon was smart to make the dot so cheap so you can have one in every room. The reason I went with Amazon was because of how well they work and the price. Don't think I would switch at this point though. Apple is going to get killed because of their price. I don't see them competing at this price point and because of that people will go to Amazon or google.

10. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Great news. Unfortunately alexa is not as smart as i thought she would be. Did not know, that it was actually using bing. Amazon only allows 250 songs on the cloud. With Google Search and Android etc. it will be more succesful in the long run.

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