Samsung has quietly introduced a brand new Bixby-powered good speaker known as the Galaxy House Mini, and it’s inviting Galaxy smartphone homeowners in South Korea to enroll to beta-test the brand new system. Samsung says the brand new speaker can management IoT units, it integrates with Samsung’s SmartThings platform, and it makes use of sound know-how supplied by Samsung’s AKG audio model. SamMobile was first to identify the announcement.
That is the primary time Samsung has formally admitted that its smaller good speaker exists, though we had a good concept it was coming, because of its look in a Federal Communications Fee submitting earlier this 12 months. Past the few particulars shared by Samsung within the beta announcement, we all know subsequent to nothing about this new system. We don’t even know for certain whether or not the speaker is battery powered, for instance. Presumably, we’ll discover out when Samsung decides to formally announce the speaker, though it’s unclear if this may occur earlier than or after beta testers get their fingers on it.
What’s additionally notable right here is that Samsung’s announcement seems to omit any point out of the unique Galaxy House good speaker that it introduced alongside the Notice 9 final 12 months. Samsung’s full-size good speaker has confronted continuous delays since its announcement. Initially deliberate for a launch within the first half of this 12 months, the corporate delayed the speaker till the third quarter of this 12 months, and it most lately mentioned that it’s working to “refine and improve” it earlier than launch.