The Samsung Galaxy Home will launch by April, Samsung mobile head DJ Koh has told CNET. There's no word yet on what the pricing might be.
Samsung's Galaxy Home is a Bixby-powered device with six speakers that aim to offer surround sound-style audio. You can use Bixby to control playback and volume, and eight far-field microphones will help to ensure that Samsung's assistant hears you. The Galaxy Home can also sync with your smart home devices thanks to its built-in SmartThings hub.
While we still don't know how much the Galaxy Home might cost, we expect that the fabric-covered device will be priced more like Apple's $349 HomePod than Amazon's $99.99 Echo. The device's design, sound tuning by AKG, and other features make it look like Samsung is positioning it as more of a premium speaker.
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UPDATE: In a statement to PhoneDog, Samsung said that it's planning to launch the Galaxy Home in the first half of 2019.