A new FCC filing made public Tuesday revealed a smaller version of Samsung's forthcoming speaker. Described as an "AI speaker," not much is known about the device, though the FCC did test it on Wi-Fi b/g/n networks. The Bluetooth version listed by the FCC is 4.2.
An image for the device shows a smaller profile than the "grille-like" larger Galaxy Home, with no noticeable stands. AKG, Samsung's premium audio brand, is visible on the top of the device.
SamMobile first reported that Samsung was working on a smaller Galaxy Home device late last year.
Creating a smaller, cheaper smart speaker is a logical move for Samsung. Rivals in the space, such as Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo and Google's Google Assistant-powered Home, all have smaller, cheaper options available.
After first detailing the larger Galaxy Home at the Galaxy Note 9 event in August 2018, Samsung has been fairly quiet about its smart speaker plans. There is still no exact release date or price, though Samsung's US PR department that it plans to launch the device "in the first half of 2019."
Samsung declined to comment.