Samsung's CEO reveals Galaxy Home launch window
UPDATE: Samsung has sent us an official statement regarding the upcoming launch of the Galaxy Home smart speaker. It doesn't say anything else except that it will be available in the first half of the year: Samsung is planning to launch Galaxy Home in the first half of 2019.
Samsung Galaxy Home was originally unveiled back in August alongside the company's flagship, the Galaxy Note 9. Unfortunately, the smart speaker isn't available for purchase yet and Samsung has been mum on its release for quite some time.
The South Korean company introduced earlier today its new line of flagships, the Galaxy S10, as well as some wearable devices, but didn't say anything about the Galaxy Home during the event.
Fortunately, Samsung's CEO DJ Koh made some comments to CNET following the company's Unpacked event. According to him, the Galaxy Home smart speaker will make its debut on the market by April.
Unlike the Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod, the Galaxy Home smart speaker is powered by Samsung's Bixby digital voice assistant, which many see as a weakness. Perhaps that's the main reason Samsung hasn't yet released the Galaxy Home, though it remains to be seen how much the company managed to improve Bixby to offer an experience that could rival Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri.
We yet to learn anything about Samsung Galaxy Home's price, but we doubt it will be as cheap as some of the Google Home family smart speakers since this is more of a premium product.