Google ‘Nest Wifi Pro’ leaks with 6E, higher price

Back in Junewe reported that Google is working on a new Wi-Fi 6 router and it has now been leaked as the “Nest Wifi Pro”.

This device hit the FCC just over a month ago, and B&H now has it listed as the “Google Nest Wifi Pro 6E Router”. The name is presumably just “Google Nest Wifi Pro,” with the product page confirming the use of Wi-Fi 6E, which is the latest available connectivity standard that reaches 9.6 Gbps in ideal conditions. In addition:

The core difference between Wi-Fi 6 and 6E is the use of a third range of bandwidth, roughly between 6 GHz and 7 GHz. In general, Wi-Fi 6E should not have a direct impact on the potential speed of your home/office network. Instead, that 6 GHz band is usually less crowded, meaning there’s less potential for home devices to interfere with each other.

In terms of pricing, a single Nest Wifi Pro router costs $199 versus $169 for the 2019 Nest Wifi Router and $99.99 for the relaunch Google Wifi in 2020.

A 2-pack costs $299.99 and a 3-pack costs $399.99, while the Nest Wifi Pro is available in Snow (white), Linen (light brown), Fog (light blue) and Lemongrass (light yellow/green). This color matches recent products such as the Pixel Buds Pro, Nest Doorbell (battery)and upcoming Pixel 7. Other than that, we don’t know anything else about the physical design.

Meanwhile, none of the presentations mention a point that serves as a network extender and Google Assistant speaker. It’s a return to the Google Wifi model of offering just one device. The price difference with this single-hardware approach isn’t as much as a Nest Wifi router and point bundle today ($269), while adding another point is $349. In exchange, each unit has an Ethernet connection.

The “Pro” naming scheme implies that the existing Nest Wifi will stick around, following the Pixel 6 and 7 Pro, as well as Pixel Buds Pro.

This offer has clearly gone up prematurely, and B&H says Google’s Nest Wifi Pro is a “new item – coming soon.” It is expected to be launched at the Made by Google event October 6 along with the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel Watch. Google said expect Nest hardware at this event, and this new Wi-Fi router can at the 2nd Generation Nest Doorbell (Wired) which we leaked last week.

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