We are still waiting for Samsung to release its promised smart speaker, the Galaxy Home. However, there are now rumors that Samsung may already be deep in development for a second smart speaker that could be smaller, and cheaper, than the Galaxy Home.
According to SamMobile, via unnamed sources, this second smart speaker has the model number SM-V310, compared to the SM-V510 number that’s attached to the Galaxy Home. The report adds that this second speaker will have a black color. Other than that, we don’t have any information on the hardware specs for this second device, but the lower model number may indicate that it could be a smaller device than the Galaxy Home.
Samsung first announced the Galaxy Home in August as part of its Galaxy Note 9 press launch. We got to go hands-on with the speaker in November at the Samsung Developer Conference and it has some high-end features, including eight far-field microphones, Harman AKG speakers and a feature that will allow it to detect where you are in the room so it can send audio directly to you. It sounds like more like what you might find on Apple’s expensive HomePod than the cheaper Google Home or Amazon Echo. Of course, both the Galaxy Home and this rumored second speaker will use Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant for voice commands.
Hopefully, Samsung will use the 2019 CES trade show in early January to officially announce a launch date and price for the Galaxy Home, and it could also reveal this second speaker at the show as well.