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

Back in June, we reported that Google was working on a new Wi-Fi 6 router and it’s now been leaked as “Nest Wifi Pro”.

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

The main difference between Wi-Fi 6 and 6E is the use of a third bandwidth range, approximately between 6 GHz and 7 GHz. Generally speaking, Wi-Fi 6E should have no direct impact on the potential speed of your home/office network. Instead, this 6GHz band is generally less crowded, which means home devices are less likely to interfere with each other.

In terms of price, only one Nest Wifi Pro router costs $199 compared to $169 for the Nest Wi-Fi Router 2019 and $99.99 for the relaunched 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 aligns with recent products such as Pixel Buds Pro, Nest Doorbell (battery), and the upcoming Pixel 7. Besides that, we don’t know anything else about the physical design.

Meanwhile, none of the listings mention a dot, which acts as a network extender and Google Assistant speaker. This is a return to the Google Wifi model of offering only one device. The price difference with this single-hardware approach isn’t as much as a Nest Wifi router and a set of points today ($269), while adding another point is $349. In return, each unit has an Ethernet socket.

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

This list has clearly grown prematurely, and B&H says Google’s Nest Wifi Pro is a “new item – coming soon”. It’s slated to launch at the Made by Google event on October 6 alongside the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel Watch. Google said it’s expecting Nest hardware at this event, and this new Wi-Fi router could join the 2nd-gen (wired) Nest doorbell we leaked last week.

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