Samsung is expected to release its in-development smart speaker in the first half of 2018, and it’ll cost $200 USD (about $255.91 CAD), according to a new Bloomberg report.
According to Bloomberg, the speaker will utilize Bixby, and will be focused on audio quality and managing smart connected home appliances — many of which are already made by Samsung. It’ll likely be a hub for Samsung’s SmartThings ecosystem. In addition, the report says Galaxy smartphones will work with the speaker.
Samsung mobile head DJ Koh first mentioned that a Samsung-branded smart speaker is on its way in August.