Samsung Galaxy Home To Be Launched By April 2019
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Home smart speakers last year during the announcement of the Galaxy Note 9. Not just that, the speaker was also displayed at the Samsung Developer Conference even though the company abstained from making any statement on its official launch. During the Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event, Samsung has revealed that the Smart speakers will be available for purchase in the month of April this year.
The Galaxy Home would compete with similar smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home. Talking about voice assistants, Amazon Echo has Alexa integration while the Google Home uses Google Assistant. The smart speaker from Samsung will have the Bixby Voice Assistant. The sound quality is tuned by AKG, which was acquired by Samsung in 2017. The Galaxy Home can also be used as a smart hub for keeping tabs on the gadgets that are compatible with the platform.
According to Samsung, Galaxy Home is the only AI speaker that will transmit a wave of sound directly towards you when you communicate with the device. This means that the user will experience surround sound irrespective of their position in the room. It packs 6 different speakers and one subwoofer, all of which are housed in the same unit. Furthermore, the Galaxy Home also has 8 microphones with integrated ‘far-field’ technology. Users can say “Hi Bixby” from across the room and communicate with the smart speaker.
Surveys show that Bixby is used by only 4 percent of users in the US. In comparison, 44 percent of users use Siri and almost 30 percent have the Google Assistant as their primary voice assistant. Agreed, it’s a good-looking speaker, but Samsung may have to step out of the box a bit with the Galaxy Home.