Samsung will launch the Galaxy Home Mini on February 12, 2020. The firm announces this in a Korean press release that was briefly posted before being withdrawn. The speaker that runs the Bixby voice assistant will be the first product in the category to be marketed. This is since the presentation of the Galaxy Home in August 2018.
Galaxy Home Mini
The Galaxy Home Mini speaker will be available in South Korea on February 12, 2020, a day after the presentation of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip. There is at this stage no word on a possible release date elsewhere in the world. But this info is the first news that we have had of this category of Samsung products since their presentation in August 2018.
Because yes, in case you have any doubts, Samsung has since not put any of these Bixby speakers on the market. It must be said that since its appearance on Galaxy smartphones, Bixby has never really found its audience yet. Especially since by launching a speaker now, Samsung arrives, very late. The market is in fact under the domination by Google and Amazon.
And the new speaker is unlikely to be a game-changer. Not because the product will not be innovative in comparison to the competition. It will indeed have talents unknown to current speakers. The Galaxy Home Mini would have, for example, infrared transmitters, to communicate with your television, HiFi system, air conditioner … without these devices being neither “intelligent” nor really “connected”.
However, if we expect a particularly uniform user experience in the Samsung ecosystem, it will be difficult to compete with the compatibility of Google Assistant and Alexa with thousands of connected objects. The price could make the difference, but again, given the already very low price of competing speakers … Unless Samsung surprises us with exceptional sound (they are in partnership with AKG).
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