At CES 2018, Google introduced the Smart Display platform for smart columns with displays. The first device will be the smart speaker production Lenovo.
Column is made in two versions: with a display of 8 inches and a resolution of 720p, with a display of 10 inches and a resolution of 1080p. Both devices has 2 GB of RAM, 4 GB ROM, Snapdragon processor 624, modules Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microphone and a 10-watt speaker.
From the point of view of design column got some interesting solutions:
- The back side of the 10-inch model covered with bamboo.
- Both models have a built-in kickstand and can be used in vertical and horizontal position.
- The front camera of the device got a physical «shutter».
Both columns will go on sale this summer at a price of $ 199 (~11 400 rubles) for the 8-inch model and $ 249 (~14 200 rubles) for the 10-inch model.
The concept of Smart Display peeped from the Echo Show from Amazon. The idea is to create a smart column, is able to visualize search queries to display photos and to make video calls.
Along with Smart Display Google implements some of the features that will soon appear in the digital assistant companies. In addition to Lenovo, the Smart Display partners are: Altec Lansing, Anker Innovations, Bang & Olufsen, Braven, iHome, JBL, Jensen, LG, Klipsch, Audio Knit, Memorex, RIVA Audio, SōLIS and Sony.