The Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot are both priced at $50, $300 less than Apple's only smart speaker. As with other Smart Displays, the Home Hub will center around its Google Assistant integration. While the Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot accounted for 38 percent of global shipments, they only accounted for 17 percent of revenue. But Lenovo's display is an inch bigger. Now, with leak, it's shown that Google has plans to make its own model for what it sees a screened Google Home device looking like. Surprisingly, it looks like Google won't be including a front-facing camera for Duo calls as we've seen with other Smart Display. Additionally, while these images of the Home Hub show off the device in Google's chalk colorway, the listing found by MySmartDisplay also lists a charcoal color option, which we can confirm exists.
As the latest statistics show, Amazon is no longer leading the smart speaker race as Google appears to have taken over the once-leader of the niche category. Of the top five best-selling smart speakers, Alibaba's Tmall Genie secured 7 percent market share - same as Google Home with 800,000 shipments.
The pricing and availability for the Home Hub has been tipped by Android Authority as being "available later this fall for $149".
The smart assistant war has been raging on for several years now between Google and Amazon.
If the Google Home Hub is real, Google will hopefully give it a few extra features to help it stand out from the increasingly competitive crowd of smart displays. Nearly a year later, Google is expected to unveil its own smart display. According to the leaks, the device can also display a live feed from a Nest video doorbell camera.
You'll be able to command the device to do a wide variety of tasks thanks to Google Assistant, and it'll show you info if you ask about restaurants, the weather and more.