Samsung’s experience with smart home speakers has been less than fruitful. The company originally announced its first smart speaker, known as the Galaxy Home in 2018. In 2019, the company announced the Galaxy Home Mini. Surprisingly, both smart speakers are yet to hit the markets, though a report suggests that the latter might be launching in less than two weeks from now.
Samsung’s Korean website has revealed that the company’s first Google Assistant based smart speaker will go on sale on February 12 with a price tag of 99,000 KRW, which is the equivalent of $83, suggesting that the device may be priced well below $100 when it breaks cover in the U.S. Unsurprisingly, Samsung has since deleted the announcement from its website.
We know that the Galaxy Home Mini will resemble the Google Nest Mini or even the Amazon Echo Dot in terms of design, although Samsung’s offering may be slightly bigger. Further, since Samsung is well acquainted with AKG audio and its products, one can assume that it will use speakers tuned by AKG for the Galaxy Home Mini.
It’s also worth pointing out that Samsung is expected to launch its upcoming flagships, particularly the Galaxy S20 Ultra as well as the Galaxy Z Flip, on February 11. Keeping this in mind, one can assume that the Galaxy Home Mini will be available for sale immediately after being showcased at the company’s Unpacked event. As is the case with most Samsung accessories, there’s also the possibility of the company bundling this smart speaker with its new flagships.
Rumors have indicated that the Galaxy Z Flip may be an exclusive via AT&T when it launches in the U.S. and that it may be cheaper than Moto’s 2019 Razr foldable.
Via: Android Police