Samsung’s Galaxy Home smart speaker will go on sale by April, president DJ Koh told CNET today. The Korean tech giant’s answer to the Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomePod debuted in August 2018, but no pricing or release dates were provided at that time.
The news was shared today at Unpacked, an event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco where Samsung introduced new devices like its flagship S10 smartphones, the Galaxy Fold that can unfurl into a 7.3-inch tablet, and Galaxy Buds with Bixby.
Galaxy Home will be the first smart speaker to operate with Samsung’s Bixby smart assistant.
The speaker sits atop a tripod and includes spatial intelligence that ensures sound quality by taking into account the size of the room, as well as Spotify-enabled music recommendations.
Last fall, Samsung introduced the Bixby Developer Center and Bixby Marketplace — encouraging third-party developers to contribute to the range of experiences with the intelligent assistant.
Bixby is already available in Samsung flagship smartphones, Samsung smart televisions, and Samsung Family Hub smart refrigerators.
A second Bixby-powered speaker from Samsung may also be in the works, according to SamMobile.