Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Home is still coming to the US... eventually

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Home is still coming to the US... eventually
Samsung’s belated answer to Amazon and Google’s continuously expanding smart speaker lineups, as well as the Apple HomePod, is still without a release date. That’s despite the fact Bixby received a major upgrade just yesterday, allowing the digital assistant underdog to dream of catching up to market veteran and “skills” champion Alexa.

The Galaxy Home, remember, was unveiled (or rather teased) several months ago with Bixby integration and premium AKG sound, eyeing a commercial debut by the end of the year.
That may still be the plan, even though Samsung was ominously tight-lipped at its foldable-focused Developer Conference, as suggested by a recent regulatory visit. After obtaining the necessary certification to go on sale in Korea a couple of weeks back, the SM-V510 also received the FCC’s blessing yesterday for a US launch.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t always mean an actual release is right around the corner. That might be the case, but we simply can’t know for sure until Samsung confirms it. 

While the Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory documents obviously don’t mention the Galaxy Home by name, we’ve known for a while the smart speaker is set to carry the aforementioned model number.

 

The AKG logo at the top of the bizarrely shaped, three-legged device is also shown in one of the docs, along with play/pause, next, previous, volume up and down controls for music streaming.

In terms of capabilities, the FCC merely confirms Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Zigby technologies are present for easy pairing with various other smart gadgets and smart home management.

Plenty of other stuff remains up in the air, pricing included, but at least a US release is now etched in stone. Might this still arrive in time for the holidays? That, our friends, is the million-dollar question.

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