The report also claims that the new Samsung smart speaker may compete against the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home which normally retail for prices below Rs 15,000 ($200)
Samsung exhibited its first Galaxy home smart speaker during the Note 9 smartphone launch in August 2018. The launch had made it clear that the South Korea based appliances and consumer electronics brand is looking to make its first Bixby-powered smart speaker a premium product.
Several reports have indicated that Samsung Galaxy home smart speaker, once launched, will compete against Apple Homepod. It is to be noted here that Apple Homepad retails for $349 in many countries.
If a recent report by SamMobile is to be believed then Samsung is also quietly working on a more affordable version of the Galaxy Home smart speaker. The report claims that the new Samsung smart speaker may compete against the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home, which normally retail for prices below Rs 15,000 ($200).
Powered by Samsung Bixby
SamMobile in its report, has mentioned that Samsung is developing ‘SM-V310’ smart speaker which will come integrated with Bixby. The model that Samsung showcased at the Note 9 smartphone launch is model numbered ‘SM-510’.
This more affordable version of the Galaxy home smart speaker may come in black. It might also feature lesser microphones than what’s found on the model that was showcased at the Note 9 launch. As Samsung might want to position it against the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home, the brand may also cut in the sub-woofer to bring down the overall cost.
Possible debut at CES 2019
Considering the fact that United States is a key market for Samsung, it is quite possible that the younger brother of Samsung Galaxy home smart speaker may make debut at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Samsung is also going to showcase a lot of other products at the show.
Inkuk Hahn, VP and head of the creativity and innovation center at Samsung Electronics had earlier said, “We will present promising C-Lab projects leveraging AI technologies in the field of video content creation, perfume making and more. These are deeply related to our daily lives and we hope to catch the eyes of attendees.”