Google is all set to launch its latest series of smart speakers, Google Home and Home Mini, in India. The company will be holding an event in Delhi where it will unveil its range of smart speakers in the country.
The speakers have been already listed on Flipkart revealing that both the speakers will be made exclusively available on the e-commerce platform. The listing also reveals that users can play music, cast video, control smart home, stay updated with news and ask questions. As for the price is concerned, the Google Home could be priced around Rs 10,000, while the smaller sibling could be priced around Rs 4,000. The upcoming speakers will surely give a stiff competition to Amazon Echo lineup including Echo Dot, Echo and Echo Plus speakers that have recently begun selling in the country.
To recall, Google introduced the Home speaker in 2016, while the Home Mini was introduced in October last year. Google Home is essentially a 6-inch x 4-inch speaker which is always listening to your voice. Apart from playing music from your smartphone or from any other device, Google can perform a bunch of other functions. The speakers have a 2-inch driver and dual 2-inch passive radiators on the sides. On top, there is a capacitive touch panel for controls and four LED’s which shows Google’s colourful language.
The touch panel can be used to adjust volume, pause or play audio, can take calls etc. It also sports two microphones on top which are always on unless you press the mute button on the side which disables the mics.
Coming to Google Home Mini, the smart speaker comes with fabric that is durable, yet transparent enough to let through both light and sound. There is an LED under the fabric, which notifies a user when the Google Assistant is hearing. The smart speaker comes with a compact design and delivers a 360-degree sound. The device comes in three colour options including Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral and it can be connected to other Google Home devices.