Sonos found out these days that they’d be freeing a Sonos One (Gen 2) starting the following day, March 6th, 2019. Because of this release, the original Sonos One (the one still in shops right now), could be placed on discount at a few stores. Sonos One became at first about $200 USD, and Sonos counseled these days that some shops could be cutting the price down via $20, while Sonos One Gen 2 is “transitioning into marketplace.”
This type of transition isn’t uncommon. Once a new edition of a device is found out, the original may match on sale to clear stock. In this case, the scenario is a touch more tightly attended to through the producer, whose added the singular discount charge to the clicking. It’s still viable exchange reductions will be offered by outlets – but the price announced by means of Sonos is the one we’ve were given proper here: approximately $180.
At the same time, the Sonos One (Gen 2) is coming with some internal hardware updates. The speaker itself will look the identical, on the outside, and the user experience will remain in large part the identical. This second gen Sonos One will get a new processor, expanded memory, and Bluetooth Low Energy.
Sonos One (Gen 2) Smart Home Speaker Design
“There are no changes to the design and features available for customers,” the spokesperson said, “and both the Sonos One (Gen 2) and the original Sonos One will continue to be supported through regular updates.”
Sonos One (Gen 2) Smart Home Speaker Features
The Bluetooth radio will be used only for initial setup, as is the case with the Sonos Beam soundbar. Once the speaker is set up, the Bluetooth radio is deactivated. As with other Sonos speakers that have Bluetooth radios onboard, the Sonos One (Gen 2) cannot receive Bluetooth audio streams from a smartphone or other device.