Google was late to the market with Google Home (and really Google Assistant in general), but the company has slowly been expanding its feature set and making it available to more countries around the world. However, as the Google Home costs $130 if purchased from the Google Store, it’s hard for users to justify purchasing a device for multiple rooms in their house. Amazon has already released cheaper versions of the Amazon Echo, and now we have more confirmation that Google will do the same with the release of the Google Home Mini.
We first heard mentions of an alleged Google Home Mini late last month. At that time, we weren’t told much about the new device, but the name implied that it would be smaller and would logically sell at a lower price point.
But today a new rumor about the Google Home Mini has surfaced from Droid-Life. Not only can they can confirm that the device exists, but they also have images and presumed pricing of the device as well. At $50 a piece, the Google Home Mini will be a more affordable way to outfit your home with Google Assistant capable devices.
We can see it has a bit of an egg shape to it, and that it carries over the cloth design that we’ve seen with multiple products from Google’s hardware division (Google Home, Daydream View). If these rumors are indeed true, then we can expect it to be made available in Charcoal, Chalk, and Coral color options.
The lower price point matches the Amazon Echo Dot which also retails at $50, so it’s clear what Google is looking to compete with here. Although, Amazon is known to frequently offer deals dropping the price of the Echo Dot to $40, so we’ll have to wait and see if Google is able to do the same.