According to a recent FCC filing by Sonos, the company is preparing to launch its second portable speaker with a rechargeable battery, The Verge reports. The speaker will come with a wireless charging dock and offer both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 5 technologies.
Looking at the FCC label, it appears that this new product uses less power than existing Sonos speakers like the Sonos Move. Moreover, the circular label design and the fact that Sonos says the label is visible on the bottom surface of the product hints that this Sonos speaker could feature a cylindrical design.
The upcoming new Sonos speaker will also be the first speaker from the company to include Wi-Fi 5.
Other products that Sonos is rumored to be actively developing include a pair of premium headphones. But a line in one of the FCC documents seems to rule out that we’re looking at those. “For satisfying FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the device must be used with a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons,” it says.
There is no exact date or any pricing information available for the upcoming Sonos speaker at this point.