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Ring Video Doorbell 3 details slowly leak, hint at exciting new features

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Ring Doorbell (Image credit: Ring)

What you need to know

  • Several leaks point to upcoming features for Ring's new Video Doorbell.
  • Looks like the Video Doorbell 3 will cost $199.
  • It's also pegged to feature new motion sensing and better Wi-Fi!

Several leaks and FCC filings have pointed to some very exciting upcoming new features of Ring's next video doorbell, the Video Doorbell 3.

As reported by Tom's Guide:

The news starts with FCC filings (and leads to Ring's own site) which spills the beans on the Video Doorbell 3, the successor to the Ring Video Doorbell 2. We got the dirt from Pocket Link, which shared PDFs from the FCCid.io page for a barcode label for the product. A leaked bit of Target's marketing reveals the Ring Video Doorbell 3 will cost $199, the same price as the Ring Doorbell 2. Retailer graphics reveal silver and black color options.

In terms of design, the third generation Ring doorbell will look very similar to previous models, however, it is reported that it will feature dual-band 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi for better connectivity.

There are also reports of a new "near" motion zone, of 5 to 15 feet in front of the device, which should help prevent false alerts triggered by cars driving past your house.

Ring Doorbell

Ring Doorbell (Image credit: Tom's Guide)

According to the above cached page from Ring's website, the doorbell will be available in two colors. The website also suggested a new "Pre Roll" feature that will allow you to see 4 seconds of video prior to the event that triggered your doorbell, giving you a better look at anything that happens in front of your house.

As the report notes, there are FCC filings regarding the upcoming product, however, there is no indication as to when Ring plans to announce or release the Video Doorbell 3.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.