Google’s 2nd-Gen Nest Hello Video Doorbell Revealed, Claims Leak

Google’s excellent Nest Hello Video Doorbell first launched back in the spring of 2018, and now we may have a glimpse of what its successor may look like.

According to The Tape Drive, the site has obtained what it believes is an image of the second-generation Nest Hello, and from the image below, it does appear to be convincing.

“I found this next generation Google Nest Hello Doorbell image which appears to have a USB-C port. Google could announce this next generation doorbell at a Google I/O event if the event isn’t cancelled again this year,” reports Steve Moser.

The image below shows off what looks like a taller and skinnier version of the original Nest Hello, but with a USB-C charging port:

Google nest 2nd generation rumour

Moser is well-known in the iOS community for finding tidbits in code about future features and products. He says this image was found within the “latest Google Home iOS app update”.

For reference, here’s what the original Nest Hello looks like on the back:

Nest hello original

As a Nest Hello Video Doorbell user ourselves, we’d like to see 4K video quality pop up in a future version, or higher resolution zooming. While 4K video would be welcome, Shaw’s paltry upload speeds of up to 20 Mbps on select plans probably begs to differ. In this day and age of shopping online, video doorbells have never been more popular to track packages, plus deter ‘porch pirates’ (a Super Soaker works too).

Google recently launched its second-generation Nest Hub with Sleep Sensing—click here to read our review.