Google is set to announce a bunch of new hardware devices at its event in few hours. The search giant is anticipated to introduce the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, refreshed Daydream View headset, Google Home Mini speaker and a high-end Pixelbook running Chrome OS. The details of these devices have already leaked and now Google Home Mini has appeared on Walmart's pre-order page.
The Home Mini will be Google's competitor to Amazon's Echo Dot, serving as a cheaper alternative to the Google Home. Droid Life first spotted the listing and it confirms the name and $49 pricing for the Google Assistant based smart speaker. The now pulled listing reveals that the device offers the same features like Google Home but in a smaller form factor. It also reveals that the device is codenamed "Joplin" and weighs less than 500 grams. The Home Mini measures 4.53 x 4.53 x 4.72 inches in dimension.
Walmart's listing page suggests that the Google Home Mini will be available on October 19, the same day when the Pixel 2 is said to become available for retail. Walmart is also planning to offer a discount of $25 with Google Express, bringing the effective price down to $24 on all items ordered with the service through January 15.
The listing by Walmart also shows the upcoming Pixel 2 Xl from a different angle. The image posted by 9to5Google shows pixel 2 xlWhere to buy 54700 58999's screen turned ON and the Google Home app for accessing the new smart speaker. The model seems to be the white variant with black bezels on top and front-facing speaker setup. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is said to hit retail stores at a starting price of $649 and $849 respectively.
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