[Update: Extra hardware info] Samsung assertion addresses the Galaxy Home launch however no date set as but

The Samsung Galaxy Home and Home Mini are each enigmas, having been introduced however subsequently by no means launched — bar a restricted beta testing program announcement.

The excellent news is that Samsung has now launched a press release particularly addressing the ignorance on each of the Bixby-powered sensible dwelling audio system.

The Korean tech large instructed SamMobile: “The smart speaker plays an integral role in Samsung’s vision to make lives simpler and more convenient through the Internet of Things (IoT).”

“Through a beta test program for Galaxy Home and Galaxy Home Mini, we have listened to valuable feedback from consumers and are now in the process of evaluating the results of the beta test. We will look forward to sharing more details on the product availability soon.”

While that’s nice information for a possible Samsung Galaxy Home launch, the shortage of something concrete isn’t nice. If you have been excited in regards to the admittedly neat kind issue, then it appears you’ll have to attend just a bit bit longer to rise up shut and private with Bixby in a speaker.

[Update: 11/22]: Some new {hardware} particulars have emerged courtesy of a Samsung Bixby Developer Day occasion in Seoul (by way of Android Police). Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy Home Mini is ready to come back with 4 IR distant transmitters and receivers. This will open up dwelling controls with units that may not embrace a Wi-Fi connection — assume TVs, automated blinds and so forth.

Not solely that however the preliminary beta check of the Galaxy Home Mini seems to have been fairly profitable because the Yonhap News Agency has reported very optimistic suggestions thus far on the Nest Mini rival. That mentioned, we nonetheless don’t have any launch date particulars or perhaps a potential timeframe. The wait continues.

Speculation can be rife, because the Galaxy Home Mini was noticed on the Samsung Developers Conference 2019. The smaller speaker has already been out there as a part of a beta testing program in South Korea for 2 months. If builders are getting a better look, then it does trace at a launch within the not-too-distant future.

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An even bigger query mark over the Galaxy Home and Home Mini would possibly really be if anybody needs to spend money on one other ecosystem at this stage. The Google Home and Alexa smart speaker integrations make them troublesome to deal with — even the Apple HomePod has struggled to make a dent.

Let us know down within the feedback part if you’re excited for the Samsung Galaxy Home. Will you be selecting one up as soon as a launch date is formally introduced?

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