Google seems poised to launch an up to date Nest router geared up with Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth Low Power, and Thread mesh networking radios later this yr, based on a brand new FCC submitting. It has the mannequin quantity A4R-G6ZUC, which is analogous to IDs assigned to not solely the earlier Nest Wifi but in addition 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 know-how onboard in addition to an “Inner Proprietary Antenna Answer 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
Not like their Wi-Fi 6 predecessors, Wi-Fi 6E routers have a brand new 6GHz band — in addition to 2.4GHz and 5GHz — for appropriate units to hook up with, lowering sign interference and offering quicker speeds. Even in the event you don’t have many units that may join on 6GHz but, the band can be utilized to backhaul native communications between entry factors, taking among the noise out of the community that may improve efficiency for different linked units.
Whereas the 9.6Gbps theoretical prime velocity is unchanged from Wi-Fi 6, the brand new spectrum ought to permit units to make use of the utmost allowed channel dimension and attain larger speeds in real-world conditions, maybe round 1–2Gbps with decrease latency than you’re used to from a wi-fi connection.
Because the launch of the unique Nest Wifi, good dwelling units just like the HomePod Mini adopted Thread — part of the good dwelling interoperability normal Google adopted referred to as Matter. Thread can create a devoted community only for good dwelling units, making them extra dependable and responsive regardless of the producer.
It’s potential that the brand new Wi-Fi 6E Google / Nest router shall be out by the top of the yr. The present Nest Wifi bundle comes with a router and single mesh level and sells for $269 commonly, however the value may improve just like the competitors’s this time round. TP-Hyperlink’s mesh Wi-Fi 6E choice, as an example, comes in a pair as properly for $299, and the Eero Professional 6E from Amazon comes in at $499 for a pair.