You can get your hands on a Google Nest Hub Max on 9 September

Bigger than the Google Home Hub, and it packs a camera

Nest Hub Max release date revealed

At Google I/O earlier this year, the company announced it was rebranding the Google Home Hub to the Google Nest Hub. But it also revealed a new, larger version of the Smart Display, the Google Nest Hub Max, and we now know when we'll be able to get one: 9 September.

As first spotted by the folks at Droid Life, the Google site now lists the Hub Max as shipping 9 September in the US, UK, and Australia, when you'll be able to pick it up for $229.

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The Hub Max has a 10-inch display, giving you significant amount more screen size than the Google Home Hub. That makes it one of the largest smart displays available today (the Lenovo Smart Display also comes in a 10-inch variant).

The speaker comes with stereo speakers and a built-in Nest camera that acts as a security cam, like the Nest Cam IQ Indoor, as well as letting you make video calls with Google Duo. The camera will pan and zoom as you move around the room too, with its wide-angle 127-degree lens.

As for those security features, you'll be able to remotely view video from the camera on your smartphone (you'll see a green light appear on the Hub when someone is viewing). You'll need a Nest subscription if you want to make use of other features like motion detection, however.

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Nest's isn't the first smart display to include a camera, but Google decided against putting one in its own Home Hub, which will remain camera-less under its new Nest name.

While Google is promoting privacy as core to the Max, you can opt to make use of the new 'Face Match' feature, which will recognize different household members and display information that's specifically relevant to them. It'll support up to six people. And talking of privacy, there's a switch on the back of the Max that will turn off both the camera and the microphone.

One of our favorite aspects of the Google Home Hub is how it doubles as a digital photo frame, and the Hub Max does the same - just on a bigger screen. You can also watch videos from YouTube, YouTube TV, HBO Now, and more (obviously some of those require a subscription).

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