+ Monday August 26th, 2019

Google’s upcoming Smart Display they’re calling the Home Hub has been leaking steadily over the last couple of weeks, now we’ve managed to get our hands on a higher resolution image of the chalk coloured model.

The Home Hub in this press render gives us another look at the Home Hub from the front, though there’s still no sign of a front-facing camera on the bezel of the display just a couple of sensors on the top, one of which is an ambient light sensor. As we’ve seen previously we can see the fabric base continues around from the back of the Home Hub to the front, at the bottom and the angle of the screen remains slightly tilted up making it easy to view on a bench.

The Home Hub will include a 7″ touch capable display, with dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth inside and weigh in at 480grams according to previous leaks. The Home Hub includes a mute switch on the rear of the unit for privacy which covers both the camera input and mutes the mic on the Lenovo, JBL and LG Smart Displays, so it’s possible the camera could be covered in all the renders we’ve seen so far.

Pricing wise it’s believed that the Home Hub will be priced at $149 (or around $220.79 AUD) but there’s no information on if or when the unit will launch on our shores.

We saw a device head through the FCC last week with the model # HA1 which we believe to be the Home Hub, confirming some of the above details, but we’ll know a lot more about it when it’s announced at the Made by Google Event on October 9th.

Daniel Tyson  


Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

Join the Ausdroid Conversation

2 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
NikkiLes Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of

How do I go about getting one ☝️


Could the camera be hidden somewhere? Google couldn’t possibly have forgotten to put a camera in. Nobody’s going to buy it if there’s no camera. And what’s the idea of having a cloth texture for a device that’s likely going to be placed in a kitchen? Google, you can do better than that.

Check Also

Australian Review: LIFX show us their take on ultra-modern art, the smart light Tile way

I am building a house — well, I’m not but someone is for me. In …