Sonos’ collaboration with IKEA aren’t the only Sonos speakers coming this year, the company is said to be launching a portable speaker this fall.
It’ll have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth audio streaming and Bluetooth Low Energy which should make it easier to setup.
The design of the portable speaker is similar to the Sonos One with a perforated speaker grill, play/pause, volume up and down touch-sensitive buttons and a mute mic button and a six microphone array (for voice assistant support).
The portable speaker has a charging base that uses USB-C but it’s not clear if the base is bundled or sold separately.
The Verge notes that upcoming portable Sonos speaker is slightly taller and wider than the Sonos One. The speaker is also said to have Auto Trueplay which will automatically adjust the speaker’s sound using the built-in microphones.
We should hear more about the upcoming speaker in the next few weeks.
Update – August 19th, 2019: WinFuture has obtained more images and details about Sonos’ upcoming speaker now known as Sonos Move.
The back of the speaker will feature a power button, a sync button, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth button, USB-C port and charging contacts for the dock for in-home use.