In line with today's news, Google also unveiled the Nest Mini intelligent speaker during yesterday's hardware event, with improved sound quality and wall mount support. The second generation Home Mini speaker is still the "cheapest Google Assistant speaker" for $ 49 (€ 44). It is available for pre-order today and will be on sale from October 22nd.
Let's start with the design. The new Nest Mini looks identical to the original Google Home Mini speaker, except for a couple of minor hardware changes and improved audio output. You may not be able to distinguish between the two speakers at first glance, however, the Nest Mini has extra LEDs on the edges to indicate the touch buttons.
As for audio quality, Google says in its official blog post that "Nest Mini offers bass twice as powerful as the original Google Home Mini (measured from 60 to 100 Hz at maximum volume)".
He also adds that the small speaker "dynamically adjusts the volume of the assistant, news and podcasts based on any background noise" and gives you a clearer and sharper audio output.
The hardware changes include a groove for wall mounting (obviously for hanging the speaker such as the Nest thermostats, so it is easily visible) and a new proprietary circular pin charger that resembles the charger we get with the Nest Hub or Hub Max speakers. Replaces the old MicroUSB charging port on Home Mini.
Google Nest Mini should be available in 23 countries within a week starting today, including India. We will have to wait for an official announcement to know the prices in Italy of this little speaker.