Google's upcoming smart speaker and Chromecast device are allegedly leaked in full ahead of their launch
Google makes and sells its smart home products alongside its Pixel-line smartphones on its own online Store. Now, their main product categories are in line for an upgrade, according to various leaks over the course of 2020. The Mountain View giant may have all but confirmed this by alluding to new smart things that will take the stage alongside its also-anticipated new flagship and 5G mobile devices.
Two different non-phone accessories are likely to make an appearance at this September 30, 2020 event. They are currently known by the code-names prince and sabrina, which, according to a new report by WinFuture, are to be known as the Google Home Nest Audio and Chromecast with Google TV on their debut.
This strongly suggests that all the rumors are true and that they are to be a smart speaker and HDMI dongle with a particularly in-house version of Android TV baked-in respectively. WinFuture hammers this home with new images purported to show the new devices from all angles. This material makes them look a lot like some of their applicable predecessors, albeit taller and narrower in both cases.
The blog also now claims that the Home Nest Audio will launch in Chalk and Charcoal colorways, whereas the Chromecast with Google TV seems to have just one off-white style. The latter is now also described as having an Amlogic S905X2 processor with 2GB of RAM, although the speaker's internals are not as well outlined.
That device is thought to be capable of detecting another of its own series so as to pair with it for a stereo effect. It will also obviously support the Google Assistant, and is depicted as having a hardware feature that may be a privacy switch.
The new Chromecast may also get a new remote with dedicated buttons for the Assistant, Netflix and YouTube. It is now touted to start for as little as US$50, whereas the new Nest speaker may be about €100 (~$118).