ITead Sonoff NSPanel Pro upcoming Android-based smart home control panel for in-wall installation:
Right now they have flash/early/special-price for pre-order with info that final retail price will be $119.90
It primarily communicates over Wi-Fi and has a 3.95-inch HMI (Human Machine Interface) touch screen display (480x480 color TFT LCD supporting multi-touch) + an integrated 1 WATT speaker and digital microphone for local panel-to-panel two-way intercom calling feature for in-house communication between rooms if you have several panels in your home, (and potentially for smart speaker functionality though unclear if you could run Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa on it or not?), as well as a built-in light sensor.
Confusingly, despite having “NSPanel” in its name and having a similar in-wall form factor + design/housing this new “NSPanel Pro” is based on Android Oreo 8.1 operating system running on a Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A32 CPU + Mali-G31 GPU with 2GB RAM and 8GB eMMC Flash Storage, (instead of running an ESP32 like the original NSPanel which could be hacked with ESPHome or Tasmota), and it does not have any physical buttons or have integrated physical power relay switches so it should really not be compared to the first Sonoff NSPanel (which is not based on Android OS). It is based on completely different technology and is almost certainly technically not compatible in any way with the first non-Android based Sonoff NSPanel. This new “NSPanel Pro” is more comparable to a small wall-mounted Android tablet or a smart display (like Google Nest Hub / Google Home Hub), however, like the first non-Android-based Sonoff NSPanel, this new panel is also meant to only act as a smart scene wall switch and not have the full functionality of an Android tablet, so like the original NSPanel it can be a great in-wall device for controlling lights, smart schenes, smart thermostats, DIY security alarm systems, getting pop-up real-time feeds from local security-cameras/video-doorbells (via RTSP), or other custom control like for example energy consumption information widgets.
Optionally you can buy a stand-alone “Desk Enclosure Stand for NSPanel Pro” for it if you do not want to install it as an in-wall unit, and that way it will more or less look more like a small smart display or smart alarm clock instead (making it look similar to Lenovo Smart Clock 2 and Amazon Echo Show 5).
Sonoff NSPanel Pro comes with a built-in Zigbee 3.0 module as well so is also meant to make it also act as an independent proprietary Zigbee gateway/hub for Sonoff-branded Zigbee devices that in the future will presumably have the exact same default feature-set as ITead’s Sonoff ZBBridge and Sonoff ZBBridge Pro (Zigbee gateways/bridges/hubs), meaning that you will initially be able to directly join/pair your Sonoff-branded Zigbee devices to this NSPanel Pro and have it act as a Zigbee controller/hub, (their marketing material also mention that support for standard Zigbee 3.0 light devices in Philips Hue and IKEA Trådfri series is planned for the future), those Zigbee devices as well as ITead’s Sonoff WiFi based devices can then presumably be controlled via the panel directly, over local network via the inofficial SonoffLAN integration by AlexxIT, (if local LAN-mode is available), or future support for their official eWeLink Remote cloud service.
Their published roadmap timeline also mentions planned future features like; OTA update support, Yeelight Lights support, HTTP Server, Bluetooth BLE Mesh, and Matter (Project CHIP) support as future functions.
Warning! It is a bit unclear and not confirmed, but before ordering one note that the initial version of the in-wall power-supply part of the model with European “EU Type” at least looks to have a relatively large size being 60mm in diameter which means it will probably not be able to fit inside all in-wall electrical junction box, (also known as; electrical outlet box, switch box, wall box, can box, jbox, 1-gang junction box, and other synonyms or antonyms), as many of such electrical junction boxes themselves can have only 60mm or less as their inside diameter size. …this was by the way also a known problem with the original NSPanelö so personally, I do not understand why they did not go out of their way to resign the in-wall power-supply part in order to make it smaller so that it could fit into all European electrical junction boxes without any issues, so this could potentially cost them many potential customers.