Leaked Image Shows Cheaper Plastic Version Of Nest Thermostat (Updated)

Nest is a huge player in the smart home market, and their modern thermostat was has brought immense success to the company thus far.

After being acquired by Google, Nest has continued to innovate within the industry making their own buyout of Dropcam and using that IQ to manufacture and release multiple iterations of their Nest home Wi-Fi security cameras for both indoor and outdoor use.

Over the years, Nest has improved their thermostat model with thinner designs and bright, better displays yet the core functionality has stayed the same so had the price-point.

However, popular tech leaker Evan Blass aka EVLeaks has uploaded a leaked image of a new Nest thermostat model that could catch a whole new audience who are looking for the smart functionality while on a lower budget.

The current Nest Learning Thermostat is the 3rd generation which is made of stainless steel offering a premium look and feel retailing for $246 on Amazon as of the time this article was written.

The model leaked in Evan's tweet is expected to be sold for under $200 as it is built entirely from plastic with a more basic display that likely isn't touchscreen. The projected release date is in 2018, so we will have to wait for official confirmation including pricing and technical specs.

*UPDATE* (8/31/17): Nest has confirmed this is indeed their new Thermostat E model which is indeed a lower-end version that is now being sold for $169

Via: Engadget
Source: EVLeaks (Twitter)

 

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