Finally, the speculation time is over. The South Korean giant has just unpacked its Bixby-powered smart speaker – the Samsung Galaxy Home alongside the Galaxy Note 9 and a new Gear Watch in New York. The Samsung Smart Speaker is pitched as a competitor to the Apple Homepod, Aisstant-driven Google Home, and Amazon Alexa Echo devices.
Samsung Galaxy Home – Amazing Sound Elegant Design
Well, that is what Samsung claims. come to think of it, Galaxy Home does have a slightly unusual design that appears to be inspired from a vase. The driver is wrapped in fabric and with its 3 metal legs, it won’t sit flush on the surface. Like the Google Home, it too has music and volume controls on the top surface of the speaker.
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Samsung Galaxy Home – Built-in sub-woofer and far-field microphones
The Galaxy Home speaker claims to offer an audio experience similar to a surround sound setup. It packs 6 speakers and a subwoofer which pumps sound in all directions. Samsung has hidden 8 far-field voice recognition microphones inside to detect voice input with the hot word ‘Hi Bixby’ from a distance.
Samsung subsidiary AKG tuned the Galaxy Home speakers, while its another subsidiary Harman’s natural sound processing and sound steering technologies were used for a fuller surround sound and the sound output optimizations.
Samsung Galaxy Home – Hi Bixby!
Like most modern-day IOT enabled Samsung devices, the Galaxy Home is also backed by Bixby smart assistant. It can perform various tasks based on your voice command. The Korean giant has also enabled Samsung’s SmartThing smart home hub in the Galaxy Home for better communication between Samsung’ IOT devices.
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Samsung Galaxy Home and its Competition
The Galaxy Home debut is already well behind the competition. The Galaxy has the challenging times ahead as Google and Amazon have established themselves with an array of prominent wireless smart speakers in the budget category as well as a slightly expensive terrace.
Samsung Galaxy Home Price and availability
Samsung hasn’t announced the Galaxy Home price for the Indian market or for any other market. The Company says it will reveal more about the smart speaker at its annual developer conference which will be held in November.