Samsung's CEO reveals Galaxy Home launch window

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.

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10 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1729; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Oh come on atliest don’t make it look like apples you have good designers

8. sgodsell

Posts: 6588; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You have got to be kidding on the Apple design crap. It looks nothing like the HomePod. Hey you could say Apple designed their HomePod looks from Amazon's Echo. Only the HomePod is fatter. Right Phill! This Galaxy Home is more of a bulb shape and has three legs. Who knows maybe this new speaker has Google Assistant as well, or it might be a future update. At least Samsung won't leave marks on your table like the HomePods!

2. GoTstan

Posts: 374; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

I like the design

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2023; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Harman Kardon wants their design back...

4. Tipus

Posts: 750; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Samsung owns Harman :))

5. RevolutionA

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

But it doesn't sound a good as my home pods

6. maherk

Posts: 6527; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2023; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Acquisition was back in 2017. The Onyx was released years before the acquisition. This smart speaker is clearly based on that lines design inspiration. It has nothing to do with Samsung.

10. maherk

Posts: 6527; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And who's arguing the opposite? Lol You were implying that Samsung stole the design from another company, and we are just pointing out that this company is already theirs, so they can take whatever they want from them.

7. strawberry

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

does it come with white?

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