Samsung has subtly confirmed it is going to soon launch a brand new and smaller smart speaker, the Galaxy Home Mini, to outpace the Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot. The producer has invited Galaxy smartphone users in its home nation to sign up for beta-testing of the forthcoming gadget.
By September 1, Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners in South Korea can apply for the beta plan. Samsung will send chosen candidates the new speaker, who will present feedback before the public roll out.
The company hasn’t shared more details yet; however, it says the Galaxy Home Mini will likely be compatible with the firm’s smart home platform, known as SmartThings. The speaker, after all, will be powered by Samsung’s homegrown digital partner, Bixby, and permit users to operate home equipment with their voice. Another bite right now’s that the Galaxy Home Mini’s speakers will come with an AKG-branded audio technology.
Samsung has shared product images that reveal a familiar fabric exterior and a compact form factor. The gadget further sports a standard set of quick buttons for adjusting the volume and muting the mic, in addition to the fourth key with a role that is unknown at this point.
Oddly, none of the photographs show a cable, which could indicate that the Galaxy Home Mini will run on battery. The spec might allow the speaker to stand out among the Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot, which should be plugged in always.
Since the early adopter program has begun, it could be a few weeks before Samsung formally unveils the Galaxy Home Mini. It hasn’t specified when the beta testing program will end.