An FCC filing has revealed more info about the Sonos Sub Mini, a more affordable subwoofer option.
The FCC filing seems to confirm the cylindrical form factor and could suggest the new subwoofer will be available to purchase soon. Sonos is focusing on competing with Google and Apple’s smart devices with more affordable speaker options. That’s especially true after Sonos won a lawsuit vs. Google to remove some functionality from its Chromecast devices.
Sonos launched its affordable soundbar called the ‘Ray,’ which offers Apple Music control without Alexa or Google Assistant built-in. It’s priced at $279 and offers a more compact sound system than the Sonos Beam or the Sonos Arc. The Ray uses four Class-D amplifiers to work with two tweeters and two midwoofers, but offers no Dolby Atmos support.
The Sonos Sub Mini features a cylindrical design with a vertical pill cutout. That means the Sub Mini may be using the same internal design as the Sub Gen 3, which starts at $749. The Verge also points out that Sonos’ internal development name for the Ray soundbar was S36. Meanwhile, the Sonos Sub Mini is known internally as the S37.
When is the Sonos Sub Mini launch date?
Sonos hasn’t officially announced the product yet, so it’s anyone’s best guess as to when to expect it. But FCC filings are typically one of the last steps of product development, as FCC certification means the product is ready to sell to the general public.
Sonos has launched previous products around one to two months after their FCC filing was made public. A summer launch for the Sonos Sub Mini seems likely, considering that timeline. Sonos’ new voice control features work with Apple Music and are slated to start arriving on the Sonos Ray soundbar on June 7. The smart speaker company has worked hard to cut out third-party dependencies for voice control.