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Google's miniature Home leaks ahead of Pixel event

The Verge logo The Verge 20/9/2017 Chaim Gartenberg
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Google is reportedly working on a smaller version of its Home smart speaker, the Home Mini, and it appears to have just leaked out ahead of the company’s October 4th event, via Droid Life, which discovered the upcoming product.

The Home Mini seems like an obvious alternative to Amazon’s Echo Dot, serving as a smaller, cheaper version of Google’s Home smart speaker much in the same way the Echo Dot does for the full-size Echo. According to Droid Life, the Home Mini will cost $49 (compared to the Home’s $129) and come in three colors at launch: Charcoal (black), Chalk (gray) and Coral (uh, coral).

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Like the larger Google Home, the Home Mini will also feature Google Assistant and serve as a hub for smart home functions and information queries, just like its larger sibling. And like the Home, the Home Mini also sports a series of LEDs on top that will presumably light up in response to voice commands.

According to Droid Life, the Google Home Mini is set to be formally announced at Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 event on October 4th, so we won’t have long to wait before we find out the full details on the new device.

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