After The edge yesterday revealed the name of Sonos’ latest soundbar and a retailer accidentally released images of the device, the leak valves now appear to be open. Twitter user SnoopyTech has shared a number of marketing snaps of the Sonos Ray, offering a deeper look at the size and design of the upcoming product.
The images feature the Ray in black and white and offer a better look at the soundbar’s design. Similar to the Arc and Beam, the Ray has a ton of punched holes cut into the plastic front grille.
On the back are the connect button, power, optics and Ethernet – confirming The edge previous report that the Ray does not include HDMI eARC support. It will plug into TVs using the optical connection.
The rear of the Ray also has what look like mounting holes. Sonos designed the soundbar to be mounted horizontally as well as vertically. In the latter scenario, a pair of Rays can be used as a back surround for other Sonos soundbars, like the Arc or the Beam. The Ray will be able to receive and play Dolby Atmos surround audio when used in this configuration, although the soundbar only supports Dolby Digital when used on its own.
Sonos is expected to announce the Sonos Ray in the coming weeks for a price of $249 and an early June release date. The company also plans to introduce its own voice command service in the near future, with an emphasis on privacy and responsiveness.