Facebook plans to release a smart speaker with a 15-inch touchscreen in early 2018, according to a new report from Digitimes citing sources in the Asian supply chain.
The speaker is reportedly being developed by Facebook's consumer hardware lab, Building 8. Business Insider recently uncovered a Building 8 patent that describes a modular hardware device that could function like a speaker with a screen.
The device will be manufactured by Pegatron and sold in the first quarter of 2018, according to Digitimes.
Amazon recently started selling a similar speaker called the Echo Show that features a large display.
A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment.
Building 8 is led by former Google executive Regina Dugan and is tasked with shipping consumer hardware to millions of people.