O Nest Mini, the most affordable smart speaker Google, already has a date to be presented in Brazil: November 11th. The company sent on Monday (4) press invitations to an event that will launch the successor of the Home Mini, with more powerful bass and a chip that processes the Google Assistant commands on the device itself.
This is the first Google speaker to be officially sold in the Brazilian market. Although the Google Assistant has understood commands in Brazilian Portuguese since the end of 2018 and the company has partnered with JBL to launch the Link 10 and Link 20 speakers, the Google Home line of products never arrived in the country – there was time to even change the family name to Google Nest.
With the same spherical shape as the Google Home Mini, the Nest Mini is compact and has the top covered with fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Compared to its predecessor, the smart speaker has twice as strong bass and a machine learning chip that processes voice commands without relying on Google’s servers. A wall mount is now included in the box.
Nest Mini joins Chromecast as the only Google gadgets marketed in Brazil. It will be sold in chalk and charcoal colors, according to the company website – therefore, the coral and sky versions are excluded. The price on the Brazilian market has not yet been released. In the United States, the compact speaker arrived in late October for $ 49.
The launch of Google comes just after the arrival of the line Amazon Echo Brazil, which has a direct competitor Echo Dot (R $ 349), the screen model Echo Show 5 (R $ 599) and the powerful third generation Echo (R $ 699).
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