Google Nest Hub Max release date, specs, features and rumours

Several substantial leaks from the Google Store have suggested a new Nest device is incoming. The Nest Hub Max is expected to be a 10-inch smart display like the Google Home Hub, but with stereo speakers and a built-in Nest camera.

Here this everything we have heard so far.

Release date and price
Possibly 7 May
Around £200

It is not yet clear when the Google Nest Hub Max might launch, but given the Google Store leaks, we suspect it will be sooner rather than later.

Google is expected to announce the Pixel 3a and 3a XL at Google I/O on 7 May. Perhaps the Nest Hub Max will launch at the developer conference too?

In terms of price, the Google Home Hub costs £139, though it is currently on offer for £99. We’d expect the Nest Hub Max to be more expensive than the Home Hub, possibly around the £200 mark. The Amazon Echo Show, which will be a natural competitor, costs £220.

Google Nest Hub Max specs: What we want and expect
Premium design
10-inch HD display
12MP built-in Nest camera
Motion and sound alerts
2GB RAM
Amlogic T931 processor
Stereo speakers
Microphones
Smart home control 
Google Assistant
Compatibility with Google Home devices
Google Nest Hub Max rumours: What’s happened?15 April 2019: Home Hub to be rebranded as Nest Hub

9to5Google reported that a source familiar with the matter has confirmed the 7-inch Google Home Hub will be rebranded to the Nest Hub. This would allow it to tie in with the rumoured Nest Hub Max when it launches.

5 April 2019: Nest Hub Max appears on Google Store navigation bar

Google refreshed its Google Store and accidentally revealed the Nest Hub Max in the navigation menu. Not much information was provided and the Google Store has since reverted back to the previous design, but the appearance of the Nest Hub Max name further supports the idea that the device exists.

29 March 2019: Google leaks mystery Nest Hub Max smart display on its store

Google accidentally leaked an unannounced Nest product on its Google Store called the Nest Hub Max.

Based on the leak, the device will offer a 10-inch HD display, a built-in Nest camera with motion and sound alerts and stereo speakers. No further details were provided though so currently there is no information on when it might launch or what it might look like, but we would place our bets on a larger Google Home Hub.

19 October 2018: Sherlock prototype appears

9to5Google speculated that a prototype called Sherlock, which appeared in the Google Fuchsia OS, was a larger smart display to the Google Home Hub.

The site spotted that Sherlock would feature 2GB of RAM, an Amlogic T931 processor and a 12-megapixel Sony IMX277 sensor.

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