More than a year after the presentation of Galaxy Home, and while there is still no news of the connected speaker of Samsung, the Korean manufacturer has unveiled his little sister, logically called Samsung Galaxy Home Mini.
More than a year ago, Samsung took advantage of the presentation of Galaxy Note 9 to unveil its own connected speaker, competing with Google Home or Apple HomePod, the Galaxy Home. A year later, the speaker is still not commercially available, but the Korean manufacturer has already unveiled a more compact version, logically called Samsung Galaxy Home Mini.
This new connected speaker has been shown publicly for the first time at the Samsung Developer Conference currently taking place in San Jose, California, after a wave of beta testing in Korea, as reported on the SamMobile website.
The site specializing in the news of Samsung has had the opportunity to film the small speaker in action. You can find a rather large speaker, more than the Google Nest Mini, which works with Samsung's Bixby voice assistant to launch Spotify playlists or to find a restaurant and book a table. Especially, the voice assistant seems to work well and can discuss in English with the user.
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For now, we still know everything about a possible launch date or potential price of the Samsung Galaxy Home Mini. It must be said that its big brother, the Galaxy Home, has still not been launched by Samsung, nearly fifteen months after its officialization. Asked by SamMobile about the future of the enclosure, Samsung is still confident:
The connected speaker plays a key role in Samsung's vision to simplify and make life easier with the Internet of Things. Thanks to a beta test of Galaxy Home and Galaxy Home Mini, we have achieved significant returns from consumers and we are evaluating these results. We look forward to sharing more information on product availability soon.
If the response of the Korean manufacturer may seem empty, it must be remembered that he does not intend to abandon his enclosure. Above all, Samsung seems well and truly ready to give new information in the short term. We just hope that we will not wait another year before we can find the speaker in the trade.