The Korean company could attack Amazon’s Echo Dot with the Samsung smart speaker. According to current rumors, the smart speaker will be officially presented at the beginning of February, at the same time as the Galaxy S22 series.
Is a Samsung smart speaker coming?
Samsung’s Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker was spotted in a picture around two years ago as a potential pre-order bonus for the Galaxy S20 in South Korea, but has since faded back into obscurity and never appeared.
Apparently, the company is now planning a new attempt and could attack the Echo Dot series from mail-order giant Amazon with the speaker. As TechInsider has now reported on Twitter, the Samsung speaker with the model name “SM-V320” is said to already be in production.
The speaker is expected to be officially unveiled on February 09, along with the new Galaxy S22 series smartphones, according to the report. TechInsider assumes that Samsung could call the device “Galaxy Home Mini 2” – or simply omit the number, since the first generation was never released.
Low demand: blame Bixby?
Samsung apparently does not expect too much demand for the smart speaker, as it goes on to say that only a few thousand units of the device are currently being produced. This could be due to the in-house voice assistant Bixby, which leads a sad shadowy existence behind Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
But who knows: Maybe the Koreans have once again teamed up with Google to offer the Assistant on the Samsung smart speaker. The two companies also collaborate on the Galaxy Watch4 smartwatch.