Samsung CEO Confirms ‘Galaxy Home’ Speaker Coming Q3
After missing its previously announced US release date, Samsung Consumer Electronics CEO, Hyun-suk Kim, has confirmed its Bixby-powered smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, will release in Q3 2019 with insiders tipping a release in Australia in September to coincide with a new range of TVs.
These comments were made at a conference for the company’s new lifestyle-focused vision for consumer electronics, Project Prism.
Also unveiled at this conference was Samsung’s new “Bespoke” refrigerator line-up which offers customisation to consumers.
The range consists of eight types of refrigerators with one to four doors that can be connected in up to some “20,000” combinations according to Kim.
Last month, rumours of a miniature version of the Galaxy Home surfaced, however, Kim reportedly refused to confirm their legitimacy.
At the Unpacked event, where Samsung unveiled the now-in-limbo Galaxy Fold, it announced the Galaxy Home would release in the US in April, a date it has missed.
It appears the company may be looking to avoid another mishap and will keep the speaker under wraps until it is market-ready.
The speaker was front and centre at CES 2019, but journalists reported that its capabilities at the time were “very limited”.
An Australian release date for the Galaxy Home Speaker is yet to be confirmed.