Samsung currently working on Bixby-powered smart home speaker
Google and Amazon will be the major brands for home electronic assistants this fall with scarce competition. While Apple has the Siri powered HomePod, it’s not currently available and also comes with a premium price tag, it’s not positioned to quickly eat into market share from Amazon and Google. Not being left entirely behind, Samsung is pushing to release its own smart speaker using Bixby its own personal assistant.
One area that Samsung might excel in the smart speaker market is its simplicity through the use of SmartThings. Samsung bought SmartThings when it was just a startup business and has kept it growing supporting thousands of products which work in homes. Locks, motion sensors, outlet plugs, thermostats, smoke detectors, and a wide variety of other products is compatible right away. Google Home and Amazon’s line of Alexa enabled speakers mostly depend on third-party accessories for home automation.
For the time being, there won’t be any screen on the intelligent speaker. Samsung has opted to choose regular buttons with LED signs in addition to the unit. The speaker might be introduced in an assortment of styles, although the only known prototype was constructed with a matte black finish. The above-mentioned picture is a Samsung Radiant R360 which might be the grounds for a Bixby enabled speaker.
Price is usually a thing that’s extremely competitive, but Samsung is opting to decide on a center to high end price point for its speaker. It’s very likely the brand new smart speaker is going to cost around $200, putting it well above the Amazon Echo, Google Home mini and Amazon dot however below the HomePod and Google Home Max.