Facebook is getting into the smart speaker market, according to sources, and it is developing a model that will take on Amazon’s Echo Show device.
Facebook’s tipped smart speaker is said to feature a 15-inch touch display, enabling users to interact with the device visually.
If the sources are correct, we’ll see this speaker hit the market early next year.
The sources spoke to DigiTimes, claiming Facebook has tapped manufacturer Pegatron to produce the speaker.
Unlike current smart speakers, though, like Google Home and Amazon Echo, the sources say the digital display will be the only way for users to interact with Facebook’s model, which won’t feature voice recognition.
The sources claim that LG will be making the digital panel for Facebook’s smart speaker, which itself will be constructed with a chassis made from magnesium-aluminum alloy.