The long-announced Bixby speaker Galaxy Home from Samsung is due to appear on February 12 as the Galaxy Home Mini. Samsung itself revealed the start date on its own Korean website, but has since deleted the information because it should probably not yet be made public.
In South Korea the equivalent of only around 75 euros
According to Samsung’s website, South Korea is said to be one of the first countries in which the speaker can be purchased from February 12. The price is said to be 99,000 South Korean won, which is just a little over 75 euros. The Galaxy Home Mini is expected to be available in other countries at the same time or shortly thereafter, although it is still unclear which languages might be supported initially. Samsung could make an official announcement of the launch of the Galaxy Home Mini at this year’s unpacked event on February 11th to introduce the Galaxy S20 series.
Bixby speakers has been moved since 2018
Samsung had already started a beta program for the Bixby loudspeaker in August of last year, but still kept a low profile about a planned release date for its own smart loudspeaker. Samsung already announced the speaker with its own voice assistant in 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the then president of Samsung’s smartphone division, DJ Koh, announced that the Bixby speaker would appear in the second half of 2018. However, this date also passed, as did the planned market launch in the third quarter of 2019.
However, Samsung reiterated that it would continue to work on the loudspeaker and wanted to make improvements before the market launch. At CES 2020, it was then indicated that the Galaxy Home Mini could be released soon.