07 November 2019
Samsung’s first smart speaker isn’t yet available in the market but it is already readying a mini version of it. Going by what is reported by SamMobile, the site which covers everything related to Samsung, a mini version of the Galaxy Home Smart Speaker was displayed at the SDC event.
Samsung didn’t officially unveil the Galaxy Home Mini at the event, but the presence of the product is enough to conclude that the company does have plans to launch a smart speaker. Samsung starting a beta testing program two months back added enough credence to the report that stated a new smart speaker is in the works. But this is the first time we are seeing the product in the flesh.
Samsung allowed interested users to sign up for the speaker’s beta program until September 1. Once approved, they will receive the speaker ahead of its planned release. This suggests Samsung will test its Bixby-powered smart speaker with a closed group of users before releasing it commercially.
The details of the Samsung Galaxy Home Mini are unknown as the company didn’t introduce it officially at the event nor does it exhibit the device with any description. You can expect it to be tagged at a lower price than the main Galaxy Home smart speaker. The mini version will, of course, inherit some features from its bigger sibling and remove those which could go heavy on the pocket.
Samsung may plan to release the Galaxy Home and Home Mini smart speakers together, but this is just a guess. Going by previous speculations, the launch of the Mini smart speaker was likely to happen in the second half of 2019.