We just saw that Amazon has launched a slew of products including the new Echo smart speaker. Now, it looks like Google is also reportedly prepping the second-generation smart speaker.
According to a recent report by 9to5google report, Google is all set to be working on a new and upgraded variant of the existing Google Home smart speaker. The report tips that this device could be dubbed Google Home Max. Unlike its predecessor, this one is likely to house a stereo speaker setup, use high-quality materials and flaunt a more premium design.
The upcoming Google speaker is believed to compete with the likes of the Sonus Play:3. The report claims that this device might have appeared in a focus group that was held earlier this year along with a smaller variant of Google Home, a premium Chrome OS-based laptop and other Google products.
Given that the search engine giant is all set to host an event on October 4 to announce the second-generation Pixel smartphones. At the event, we can expect Google to announce the new Google Home Mini, Chromebook, and a few more products. Maybe the Google Home Max might be launched at a later time. Notably, the renders of the Google Home Mini hit the web earlier this month tipping that its launch isn't too far away.
Given that Amazon has announced the refreshed Echo devices, we can expect the Google to compete with the former by offering a better speaker setup with the upcoming Google Home Max.
For now, the pricing and other details of the Google Home Max remain unknown. The Google Home is priced at $129, Apple HomePod is priced at $349 and Amazon Echo is priced at $99. So, there is a tough challenge for the upcoming smart speaker from Google.