At a price point of Rs 8,999, Google Nest Hub would directly compete with the Amazon Echo Show 5 that was launched in India earlier this year.

Google Nest Hub Max

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Google rebranded Google Home Hub to Google Nest Hub at Google I/O 2019.
  • Google is gearing to launch the Google Nest Hub in India next week.
  • The Google Nest Hub could be available in India for Rs 8,999.

Google rebranded its Google Home smart device bringing them under its Nest brand transforming the Google Home Hub, which was launched in the US last year, into Google Nest Hub. And now, nearly a year after introducing the Google Nest Hub, the tech giant is all set to launch the smart speaker in India.

According to a report by tipster Ishan Agarwal in colloboration with Price Baba, the Mountain View, California based tech giant could launch the Google Nest Hub in India as early as next week at a price of Rs 8,999.

It is worth noting that Google, apart from launching the Google Home Hub Max for $229 (Rs 16,300 approx), reduced the price of the newly rebranded Google Nest Hub to $129 (Rs 9,177 approx). In India, however, the company is planning to launch the Nest Hub at a price that is lower than its US price. If the report is indeed true, at a price point of Rs 8,999, the Google Nest Hub would stand as a direct competitor to the Amazon Echo Show 5, a smart speaker with a 5.5-inch display that was launched in India earlier this year for Rs 8,999.

As far as the specifications and other details are concerned, the Google Nest Hub and the Google Nest Hub Max are quite similar. While the Nest Hub Max comes with a large 10-inch display, the Nest Hub comes with a smaller 7-inch display. Both the devices are powered by Google’s artificial intelligence based virtual assistant, Google Assistant and they can be used for a variety of purposes such as watching videos on YouTube, looking at photos via Google Photos, setting alarms and checking your schedule among other things.

Google back at Google I/O 2019 had said that it would be launching the Google Nest Hub in 12 new markets across the globe including India. However, the company had not specified a timeline for the launch. But now it seems that the company is gearing to launch the device in India. Google hasn’t made an official announcement about the launch yet, so we will have to wait for a confirmation from the company to say anything for sure.

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