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Samsung Is Planning to Release Bixby- Powered Smart Speaker: Report

Speculations are rife that Samsung could showcase the mini Galaxy Home at CES 2019 to be held in Las Vegas from January 8-11.

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Samsung is reportedly planning a cheaper version of its Galaxy Home smart speaker powered by its voice assistant Bixby.

While the specifications of the new speaker are not yet known it is presumed to have fewer of the features of the main Galaxy Home that Samsung announced in August, The Verge reported on Saturday.

While the main Galaxy Home, which is yet to hit the market, could compete with Apple HomePod, which retails for $349, the mini Bixby-powered speaker could take on Google Home and Amazon Echo which are available for less than $200.

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Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker is meant to combine amazing sound and elegant design. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Originally reported by SamMobile, the mini Bixby speaker might have fewer microphones than the Galaxy Home and perhaps lack a subwoofer.

The premium Galaxy Home, which was showcased in the US during the flagship Galaxy Note 9 launch, is likely to feature eight microphones.

Elevated by three stout metal legs, the main Galaxy Home looks like a mini space capsule, wrapped in black fabric with a flat top housing touch-enabled control buttons.

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The three metal legs ensures the device can be kept anywhere at home – even in a cosy corner on the floor – while other smart speakers do need a desk or tabletop.

Speculations are rife that Samsung could showcase the mini Galaxy Home at CES 2019 to be held in Las Vegas from January 8-11. (IANS)

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Samsung Plans To Increase the Sales of Foldable Devices in Year 2020

It was said that Samsung's original target for 2020 was to sell 10 million foldable phones, but the figure was dropped to a more realistic 6 million units

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Additionally, Samsung is reportedly planning to launch its another foldable smartphone Samsung W20 5G on November 19 in Wuhan, China. Pixabay

Samsung CEO DJ Koh confirmed that the company has aimed to sell a lot more foldable devices in 2020.

Speaking at the annual Samsung AI forum in here, Koh said: “We plan to significantly increase sales of the Galaxy Fold next year. Consumers will witness a large number of foldable smartphones next year.”

Koh however, did not reveal an exact figure but a rumour from a few weeks ago suggests that the company has planned to sell upwards of 6 million foldable smartphones globally by the end of 2020.

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Samsung has been working on improving its Android user interface, since it debuted the Galaxy Fold smartphone earlier this year. Pixabay

It was said that Samsung’s original target for 2020 was to sell 10 million foldable phones, but the figure was dropped to a more realistic 6 million units, SamMobile reported.

The company has been working on improving its Android user interface, since it debuted the Galaxy Fold smartphone earlier this year.

Additionally, Samsung is reportedly planning to launch its another foldable smartphone Samsung W20 5G on November 19 in Wuhan, China. (IANS)