Nest is a leading smart thermostat, but many resist it due to a steep price tag. There are rumors that a cheaper sub $200 version is coming, but will that take off?http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/19/new-nest-thermostat/
I would say that unless the cheper version is sub $100, it will essentially still target he same set of consumers and will just cannibalize sales from the main version. Often going on sale anyway, current version is also often available below $200 anyway.
If that is the new design as mentioned in the article, I am not crazy about that design anyway.