Google is also set to expand its retail presence in emerging markets by launching its Google Home smart speakers, premium laptop Pixelbook, and intelligent home automation products in select price-sensitive markets.
The Google Home comes with a speaker featuring a 2-inch driver and dual 2-inch passive radiators on each side. Since then, Google has also launched the affordable Home Mini as well as the high-end Home Max in markets such as the US. The Google smart speakers will go against the likes of Amazon Echo Smart Speaker, which was launched in the country previous year in October.
Ever since the tech giant rolled out the new update of its Google assistant which added the Hindi language support it looked pretty clear that the launch of the new smart speakers would be the next big thing. The Home speaker is coming to India almost two years after its original launch.
Google Home and Home mini will try and tap into the fledgling home speaker market in India. In the United States, the Google Home costs 130 Dollars which is equivalent to Rs. 8,400 and the Google Home Mini costs around 50 USD which is around Rs. 3,400. If you have any device in the Pixel or Pixel 2 family, including the Pixel C, you'll be able to download both OTA and factory images. This means that Amazon has a head-start in the country, as its speakers have already been available since November. Those still clinging to the slightly older Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P can also get this new update straight from Google in either form. Some of the India retailers had also participated in these meetings. The Home Mini, which is donut-size speaker, sells for $49, which means in India it may cost around Rs 3,500. So keeping in mind, the pricing of the Google Home could be anything between Rs. 8,000 to 12,000.