Google Nest Mini launched in India for Rs. 4499

Google has launched the Nest Mini, successor to Google Home Mini in India, after it was introduced at the Pixel event last month. It has been completely re-engineered with Google Assistant to make everything users love about the original, even better, said the company.

Nest Mini provides bass that’s twice as strong as the original Google Home Mini (measured from 60-100 Hz at maximum volume). “Google’s expert audio engineers developed proprietary audio tuning software, allowing users to get the most out of the hardware,” said the company.

The new Nest Mini brings improved ability to operate in noisy environments. The Assistant automatically modulates the output sound according to the background noise in the room. It also senses proximity to light up the LED as soon as the user’s hand gets close to the device; guiding where to tap and adjust the volume.

Just like Google Home and Home Mini, Nest Mini supports both English and Hindi. So once you set up Nest Mini, just say, “Hey Google, what can you do?” to get started.

Highlights of Google Nest Mini

  • Nest Mini provides bass 40% stronger bass than the original Mini (measured from 60-100 Hz at max volume) with 40 mm driver, features proprietary audio tuning software
  • WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, Chromecast built-in
  • LED lights light up as your hand gets close to the device, indicating where you can tap to adjust the volume.
  • Nest Mini will dynamically adjust the volume of the Assistant, news and podcasts based on any background noise that may be happening at the time.
  • You can connect Nest Mini to your other Nest speakers to build a sound system for your whole home. If you have more than one Google or Nest smart speaker or display, you can create as many different groups and enjoy music, podcasts and more throughout your home.
  • Stream transfer can move your music, audio books and podcasts from one speaker to another with just your voice.
  • Google Duo functionality lets you call your devices from the Google Home app, use the intercom feature to talk from device to device or even call someone
  • Dedicated machine learning chip with up to one TeraOPS of processing power lets it learn your most common commands and process them locally for a much faster response time.
  • Soft rounded edges that blend in with your home.

The Google Nest Mini comes in Chalk and Charcoal colors, is priced at Rs. 4499 and is available from Flipkart.

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