As discovered by Variety (and yours truly) Sonos is prepping a new speaker. The paperwork has it labeled as S18 and RM016 — but those designations don’t really mean anything as it’ll surely carry a more natural name like Beam or One (unlike the horror that is Vizio audio naming conventions). And, speaking of the Sonos One, this new “satellite” speaker appears to feature the same touch sensitive surface and microphone iconography – suggesting the current Alexa and upcoming Google Assistant voice control is present. Further, I’m envisioning this as something of a smaller One – maybe somewhere between Echo Dot and Play:1 in both size (as rendered above) and output. On the flip side, Variety suspects this may solely be a Sonos Playbar accessory for surround sound and our very own Adam Miarka wonders if it’ll be a true portable with rechargeable battery. I obviously believe my positioning in the correct one… and a cheaper, universal Sonos would certainly go a long way to expanding the company’s footprint given the proliferation of inexpensive connected speakers, like Google Home Mini, even if it’s permanently tethered to an AC outlet.