Samsung showed the Galaxy Home at the Unpacked event. With the relatively large smart speaker, the company wants to combine good audio quality with its Bixby assistant.
The Galaxy Home rests on three legs and is about one and a half times the size of Apples Homepod. Samsung's smart speaker includes six built-in speakers and a subwoofer. Audio reception is via eight microphones.
Sound and Voice Recognition
For surround sound, Samsung uses techniques developed by Harman, which was acquired in 2016. With the command "Hi Bixby, Soundsteer", the user can ensure that the Galaxy Home directs the audio playback to the side of the listener. In addition, the speaker is compatible with Samsungs smarthomeplatform SmartThings and with Spotify. Samsung has its own Bixby Assistant for voice control and the handling of questions and commands.