|Samsung may have just added a new artificial intelligence (AI) smart device at the Federal Communications Commission / Photo by: Jiří Sedláček via Wikimedia Commons|
Samsung may have just added a new artificial intelligence (AI) smart device at the Federal Communications Commission, according to a leak at the FCC filing, even though its original Galaxy Home speakers are still waiting for shipment.
The new AI speaker will follow the Galaxy Home series, although it will be smaller with its shorter body and no legs. Samsung's new smart speaker will still have the same cauldron-like shape as its predecessor but it will be tinier and cheaper compared to the original. It may also run on Bixby as well, tech editor Natt Garun wrote on The Verge.
Garun added that aside from the physical characteristics of the mini Galaxy Home, the FCC leak has not provided a lot of information about it or the original. What is currently known is that Samsung is still planning to ship the Galaxy Home within the first half of the year, despite having initially said the launch would be in April and secretly let that date slip by.
Moreover, the tech giant has yet to disclose pricing information on the original Galaxy Home—making it hard to tell the possible tag for its smaller version, Garun said.
In comparison, Amazon's Echo Dot and the Google Home Mini AI speakers are sold for $50 apiece. But consumers usually pay much less than the said price since the speakers are either given at a discounted rate or as a free gift with other items.
"I may not be a gadget maker, but I do know it can take years for a product to go from conception to creation to possibly ever being put on the market," the tech editor wrote.
Because of this, Garun said it doesn't come as a surprise that Samsung is already planning a mini version of its to-be-released Galaxy Home.
"Still, coming into a space that’s already crowded, it may be better if Samsung shipped its announced product first before worrying too much about a follow-up."