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Samsung offers Galaxy Home Mini with S20 preorders in South Korea

It's unclear whether the smart speaker will come to other markets.


The Samsung Galaxy Home Mini arrives ... for Galaxy S20 customers in Korea.

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Samsung is offering its Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker as a bonus for customers who preorder the tech giant's new Galaxy S20 phones. So far, however, the offer appears to only be available to customers in South Korea

While the Home Mini didn't make an appearance at Samsung's Unpacked event on Tuesday, the preorder offer was spotted Wednesday by tech blog Tizen Help on the company's Korean website. The deal will be available starting Feb. 14, according to Tizen Help, when S20 presales start in the country.

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While Samsung's full-size Galaxy Home smart speaker has yet to materialize, the smaller Galaxy Home Mini has been in the works for a while. The Bixby-powered speaker was teased in an interview earlier this year and beta tested in Samsung's home country of South Korea last year. It's also popped up at the FCC

It's unknown how Samsung will price the smart speaker or whether it'll make it to the US. If it does arrive, it'll compete with established rivals in Google's Assistant-powered Nest Mini, which currently sells for $49, and Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo Dot, which is currently on sale for $30. 

Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for more details.