What was already heralded as an act, Samsung's unpacked event in New York City gave a couple of unexpected surprises. One of them was to bother his Bixby-powered smart speaker, the strange launch of Samsung Galaxy Home. We spent a short while during the event to check out this upcoming smart speaker, which is likely to get a fuller introduction during Samsung's developer conference in a matter of months from now.
During a time at Samsung's event, they pulled off the Galaxy Home speaker curtains by having more of them ceremonially giving the intro music to their dream. While we were there at all, the sound performance of the combined speakers was able to fill the big void at the Barclays Center. Unfortunately, it was basically the volume of the demo since we later had to do with non-playing pre-production models.
Although they did not play any kind of melodies, we managed to get a close, close hold of the new speakers. First of all, the design is undoubtedly strange. It looks like something you will find to sit somewhere in The Jetson's cartoon show, flaunting one of the crazy prospects. We were very shocked by the size, which is slightly larger than Apple's HomePod. On top of that, the Samsung Galaxy Home packs some serious weight! You would not realize it before you actually picked it up, but this thing weighs a good amount so we would be afraid of what would happen to it and what it would come into contact with if it would fall from a high altitude.
Provides a mesh-like grill cover that breaks around the entire height of the speaker, giving the speaker a natural feel, but we are more concerned with how this kind of material will handle over time. If you're a cat owner, it's quite possible that your furry feline may fail it for a scratch post. On top of the Galaxy Home speaker, it has a touch panel that provides basic media playback features like pause / playback, fast forward / backward, and volume adjustment. But since it's Bixby powered, we think these features can be performed through voice commands.
Who knows why they chose to design the three-leged speaker on the bottom of it, but it adds to its strange design. All in all, reminds us of the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio speaker we have considered several years ago. But the more urgent matter is what it will be able to deliver when it comes to being a smart speaker. Voice commands will certainly be the focus point, but it follows remarkable speakers like Apple's HomePod, Google Home Max, and even some cool things like the Lenovo Smart Display.