Samsung CEO Kim Hyun-suk said Tuesday that the company will launch the Galaxy Home speaker in the Q3 2019.
“The Galaxy Home speaker, which will be the center of Samsung’s home appliances, is planned to be launched in mid-second half of the year,” Kim told the Korea Herald.
That time frame — the middle of the H2 2019 — has been widely understood to mean the Q3, according to other Samsung executives.
“The AI speaker will help achieve completion of Samsung’s IoT initiative,” Kim said. “Currently, Samsung’s smart home app Smart Things (enables) a connected home, which can operate Bixby-powered devices separately.”
“But what we are ultimately trying to do is to integrate all of the connected devices with the speaker and provide software solutions that help improve consumers’ experiences — for example, an energy-saving solution by controlling all of the connected devices at once,” he explained.