Google seems poised to launch an up to date Nest router outfitted with Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth Low Vitality, and Thread mesh networking radios later this 12 months, in response to a brand new FCC submitting. It has the mannequin quantity A4R-G6ZUC, which has similarities to IDs assigned to not solely the earlier Nest Wifi but additionally the Nest Mini, Thermostat, and even the Google Glass.
The submitting’s inner and exterior footage stay confidential and unlisted however break down the wi-fi expertise onboard in addition to an “Inner Proprietary Antenna Resolution consisting of 6 antennas”:
- 2 x 2.4GHz / 5GHz twin band antennas for BT, Thread, 5GHz Wi-Fi Major
- 2 x 5GHz Wi-Fi Variety
- 2 x 2.4GHz / 6GHz twin band antennas for Wi-Fi
In contrast to their Wi-Fi 6 predecessors, Wi-Fi 6E routers have a brand new 6GHz band — along with 2.4GHz and 5GHz — for suitable gadgets to connect with, lowering sign interference and offering sooner speeds. Even for those who don’t have many gadgets that may join on 6GHz but, the band can be utilized to backhaul native communications between entry factors, taking a number of the noise out of the community that may improve efficiency for different linked gadgets.
Whereas the 9.6Gbps theoretical prime velocity is unchanged from Wi-Fi 6, the brand new spectrum ought to permit gadgets to make use of the utmost allowed channel dimension and attain increased speeds in real-world conditions, maybe round 1–2Gbps with decrease latency than you’re used to from a wi-fi connection.
For the reason that launch of the unique Nest Wifi, good dwelling gadgets just like the HomePod Mini adopted Thread — part of the good dwelling interoperability commonplace Google adopted often called Matter. Thread can create a devoted community only for good dwelling gadgets, making them extra dependable and responsive irrespective of the producer.
It’s attainable that the brand new Wi-Fi 6E Google / Nest router shall be out by the top of the 12 months. The present Nest Wifi bundle comes with a router and single mesh level and sells for $269 commonly, however the worth might improve just like the competitors’s this time round. TP-Hyperlink’s mesh Wi-Fi 6E possibility, for example, is available in a pair as nicely for $299, and the Eero Professional 6E from Amazon is available in at $499 for a pair.