Besides the launching of its new Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone and smartwatch, Samsung also announced its new single-unit smart speaker, the Galaxy Home. At a glance, the design of the Galaxy Home is interesting, but more importantly, its also very clearly Samsung’s attempt to take on Apple’s own HomePod.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Home is surround sound speaker, built with six speakers and a subwoofer. The shape of the device indicates that the speakers are built in a circular fashion, with the subwoofer located at the base of it. It also comes with eight built-in microphones that can detect your voice from a relatively long distance (within a house), which then calibrate the speakers towards the direction of wherever you are in a room.
Not surprising, Samsung said that the Galaxy Home was also tuned by Harmon Kardon. One interesting feature And while it is designed to work with Samsung’s Bixby, the company did also mention that it would be compatible with Google Assistant.
Sadly, Samsung fell short of providing any additional details about the Galaxy Home during the Unpacked event. Samsung says that they’ll speak more about it during its Developers Conference this November.