Earlier this week, Samsung announced that it is getting into the smart speaker market with the introduction of the Galaxy Home device. This means that Samsung will be competing against the Apple HomePod, the Google Home, the Amazon Echo, the Sonos One, and a number of others.
However, the higher sound quality level is expected to make the Galaxy Home brings it more up to par with the Apple HomePod and the Sonos line rather than the Google Home and Amazon Echo — which have lower quality audio specs.
Samsung designed the Galaxy Home so that it looks like an elegant vase that complements the rest of the room. Not only does the Galaxy Home have the Bixby digital assistant features built-in, but it also has powerful AKG sound quality.
The Galaxy Home also provides surround style audio, powered by six speakers and a built-in subwoofer. And it has eight far-field microphones for voice input. When you say “Hi Bixby,” it activates the digital assistant. From there, you can ask about the weather, play music, and search for queries.
One of the unique Bixby commands is known as “Sound Steer.” With the Sound Steer feature you can say “Hi Bixby, steer” and then the sound will be directed towards the person who said that command.
In the image below, you will notice that the Home is wrapped in fabric and is held up by three metal legs:
The Galaxy Home also has a flat top and control buttons for setting the volume and tracks.
More about the Galaxy Home will be shared at Samsung’s developer conference in November.