Google Nest Audio, the company’s latest smart speaker and successor to Google Home, will go on sale in India on Oct 16 at Flipkart. Ordinarily priced at Rs. 7,999, Google Smart Speaker will initially be available for Rs. 6,999 as part of Flipkart’s Big Billion Days promotion. The speaker will only be available on Flipkart at launch, but Google Nest Audio will also be available at Reliance offline retail stores and the Tata Cliq e-commerce portal at a later date.
Also announced for India and for sale on the same date is Google Pixel 4a. The smartphone was launched globally in August this year and will be available for purchase on Flipkart on 16th October at a price of Rs. 31,999. The smartphone will be available for a starting price of Rs. 29,999 at launch.
Google Nest Audio Pricing and Availability
Google Home, originally launched in 2016, finally gains a successor to Google Nest Audio, which was announced recently. Priced at $100 (approximately Rs. 7,300) globally, the launch price of Rs. 6999 makes the smart speaker more affordable in India than abroad, at least initially. Launch availability is limited to Flipkart, which has been Google’s preferred e-commerce portal for its products in India.
Google Nest Audio Specs and Features
Google Nest Audio is the company’s latest smart speaker, comparable in size and features to Google Home, launched in India in 2018 for Rs. 9,999. Nest Audio features an improved design that is thinner for easier placement. Sound output is 75% louder and 50% stronger bass than in the original Google Home, with the speaker featuring two drivers – a 19mm tweeter and a 75mm midrange woofer.
Available in two colors – chalk and charcoal – Google Nest Audio uses Google Assistant for smart functionality. These include an always-on microphone to wake up words and voice commands, the ability to search for audio content through linked services, and integration with other IoT devices and appliances in the same home, such as smart televisions, smart light bulbs and cleaning robots.
The new speaker is the latest in the Nest line, which also includes the Google Nest Mini and Google Nest Hub, launched late last year. The Google Home series was renamed Google Nest last year.
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