Last week, Google unveiled the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G along with two other devices. These were the Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio smart speaker. The search engine giant has now announced the pricing of the Nest Audio for the Indian market. The smart speaker will go on sale in the country as part of Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale.
The Nest Audio smart speaker is the successor to Google Home smart speaker that was launched way back in 2018. The latest offering comes with several upgrades compared to its predecessor. In India, the Nest Audio smart speaker is positioned between the Nest Mini and the Google Home Max.
Google Nest Audio specifications and features
The Google Nest Audio features a fabric-clad body that is also found on the Nest Mini. It sports a cylindrical-shaped design unlike the slant touch surface design of the Google Home. The capacitive touch control buttons including mute, play/pause, volume up and down are located on the top of the device.
On the audio front, the Nest Audio houses a 19mm tweeter, 75mm mid-sub-woofer, and three far-field microphones. The smart speaker is capable of producing 75 percent louder sound output with 50 percent stronger bass than the Google Home. The Nest Audio comes with Ambient EQ and Media EQ sound modes. The former can automatically adjust the volume according to background noise while the latter adjusts the audio settings depending on the type of content that is being consumed.
The Google Nest Audio features a built-in Chromecast for streaming content as well as an integrated Google Assistant. The speaker can control smart home appliances like TVs and smart bulbs through voice commands. As for the core specs, the Google Nest Audio is powered by a Cortex-A53 quad-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. It features Bluetooth 5.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity.
Google Nest Audio price in India
The Google Nest Audio smart speaker carries a price tag of Rs 7,999 but will be available at a special price of Rs 6,999 on Flipkart. The Nest Audio will soon be made available at retail outlets across the country. The device is offered in Chalk and Charcoal colour options.