MySmartPrice, who leaked the product, claims that the Google Home Hub has a 7in LCD screen that rises up from a fabric-wrapped speaker stand. However, Google managed to beat Amazon with its affordable Home Mini speaker by shipping 2.3 million units compared to Echo Dot's 2.2 million shipments between April and June.
Google's next voice-activated device could be a smart speaker with a screen.
The Home Hub features a seven-inch display and will likely to cost $150.
The Google Home Hub will display relevant information such as weather, traffic, date and time. It would integrate with its Nest smart camera for example, and you could ask it to show your front door, or Google Photos and ask it to show you your photos from Hawaii, all via voice. There is a switch at the back of the Google Home Hub but that is for turning off the microphone.
Google's current smart speaker line-up includes the Google Home, budget Home Mini and the Home Max.
Additionally, Google and Amazon offer cheaper alternatives to their main smart speakers, something Apple has yet to do. The device will ship in two color variants, chalk and charcoal.
Since then, Google has attempted to keep up with the competition by releasing Assistant-enabled smart displays in partnership with Lenovo and JBL. Nearly a year later, Google is expected to unveil its own smart display.
A separate leak also suggested Tuesday that the company may be looking to price Home Hub much more aggressively: Android Authority was able to surface a Home Depot listing that indicates a price of just $149 for the device.