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Google Home Mini Goes Up for Preorder at Walmart a Bit Too Early

Google’s hardware event, being held tomorrow, is scheduled to be the location where the smaller $49 Google Home Mini is introduced. The device has been rumored to simply be a smaller, cheaper version of the full-sized Home and come with speakers, far-field microphones, and the Google Assistant built in. It’s also been said the device would be compatible with auxiliary-connected speakers. Now, we have confirmation on nearly everything regarding the device as Walmart has put it up for pre-order a bit too early.

In the retailer’s listing, a full description of the Home Mini alongside full-resolution photos are included. There’s even an image of the Home Mini next to the upcoming Pixel 2 XL with its minimal bezels, stereo speakers, and Home app. You can view all the photos of the device and read the product description below.

Google Home Mini

Get hands-free help in any room. Google Home Mini is powered by the Google Assistant, so you can ask it questions and tell it to do things. Just start with Ok Google to get answers from Google, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment, and control your smart home. And when you ask for help, it can tell your voice from others for a more personalized experience. Google Home Mini works on its own or you can have a few around the house, giving you the power of Google anywhere.


A powerful little helper.

Get hands-free help in any room with Google Home Mini. It’s powered by the Google Assistant. You can ask it questions. Tell it to do things. Its your own personal Google.

Get answers from Google.
Use your voice to quickly find information about the weather, news, sports and more. “Hey Google, will I need an umbrella today?”

Manage your day from breakfast to bed.

Get help with things like your schedule, commute, travel information and more. “Hey Google, wake me up at 6:30 AM tomorrow.” 

Play, pause, and rewind. Hands-free.

Control your favorite music, movies and shows, using only your voice. “Hey Google, play some pop music.”

*Subscriptions required to access some content.

Control your smart home.

Use your voice to control your compatible lights, thermostats and more. “Hey Google, turn off the bedroom lights.”

Your voice. Your info.

Get personalized responses for everyone at home with voice recognition. “Hey Google, when is my first meeting tomorrow?”

*Google Home Mini can distinguish up to six voices in total.

As for some specifications surrounding the device, Walmart says the Google Home Mini weighs just 0.84 pounds and measures 4.53 x 4.53 x 4.72 inches. According to the listing, the device will become available on October 19th, the same day as the Pixel 2. Pre-orders are currently live for the device, and you can even go as far as the checkout section. We didn’t try entirely preordering one, however, but you can give it a shot here.

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