Samsung's Galaxy Home Mini may be coming Feb. 12, report says
A now-deleted press release in the company's Korean newsroom may have revealed the release date.
In a since-deleted post on the company's Korean press site, spotted by the website Tizen Help, Samsung shared a press release in Korean that the site reports said the Bixby-powered Galaxy Home Mini speaker will be released on Feb. 12.
Samsung has beenof its similarly delayed smart speaker in Korea for months, and a release on the 12th would come one day after the company's Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco, where it's expected to . The difference in time zones between the west coast and Korea, however, might mean that the smart speaker is in fact unveiled at Unpacked.
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It is unclear when, or if, the speaker will arrive in the US or other countries. Samsung has since pulled the release from its newsroom, though Tizen Help saved a screenshot of the posting. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
First announced in August 2018 at the Galaxy Note 9 event, the cauldron-shaped Galaxy Home was supposed to be Samsung's answer to smart speakers like Apple's Siri-powered HomePod, Google's Assistant-powered Home and Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo. Nearly 18 months later the device still has yet to ship, and neither has the Home Mini, which has since popped up in that beta test and .
Last month Hyunsuk Kim, the chief executive officer of Samsung's consumer electronics division, told Bloomberg that the tech giant is .