Samsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh has confirmed that Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker, Samsung's long-awaited answer to Google Home and Amazon Echo, will become available in April. The device was noticeably missing from Samsung's Galaxy UNPACKED event in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Samsung's foldable device Galaxy Fold will be up for grabs in select markets from April 26. So, Samsung may be planning to introduce both the devices at the exact same time. However, we have no specifics on the launch timeline for Samsung Galaxy Home Smart speaker, which was initially rumoured to launch sometime in the second half of 2018.
Here's what Samsung's Galaxy Home Smart Speaker is all about:
Samsung Galaxy Home is already listed on the official Samsung website. But it says the product is coming soon. Let's quickly take a look at its design, hardware features and technical specifications.
Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker is powered by Samsung's Bixby AI-enabled voice assistant. Samsung had initially taken the wraps off the device during the Galaxy Note 9 launch event in New York last year. Samsung also teased the device at last year's annual Samsung developers conference.
Right now, we have no other details with regards to Galaxy Home's price and availability. But rumour has it that its cost could be similar to Apple Homepod's. Apple Homepod is priced at $349.
In terms of the design, Samsung Galaxy Home speaker has the shape of a vase. The speaker has a three-stilted stand. Up top, there are control buttons to change tracks or volume level, The Verge reports.
Samsung says Galaxy Home smart speaker consists of 'sound steering,' eight far-field microphones, audio tuning and built-in subwoofer.
At the recently hosted UNPACKED event, Samsung had quite a few surprises in the form of new Galaxy S10 smartphones, new wearables, Galaxy Buds and more. Perhaps the showstopper was Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company's much-anticipated foldable device.