Google Assistant is everywhere, it doesn’t only live on phones, TVs, smartwatches, and speakers. Google has been catching up with Amazon‘s Echo devices for years now. Well, it is now taking a big leap to expand its Assistant reach.
Lenovo Smart Display Unveiled
Google is introducing a new Smart Display platform designed for partners like Lenovo to make products like Echo Show alike devices. Lenovo is one of the first partners and JBL, LG, and Sony is also coming up with their unique approach.
Lenovo entered the stream with two variants; 8-inch (1200 x 800) and 10-inch (1920 x 1200). Both are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 624 chipset, coupled with 2GB RAM and 4GB storage. It has a large vertical speaker screens and a tiny slider on the right side to physically cover their built-in 720p cameras (privacy protection).
In extension to that, it supports all Google apps like Duo for video calling support, Google Maps, YouTube for video streaming, and even Google Photos. It will also support third-party apps for greater flexibility. Well, Lenovo is planning to release both devices in the summer at US$199 (roughly Rs 12,640 / EUR 166) for the 8-inch model and US$249 (roughly Rs 15,800 / EUR 208) for the 10-inch model.