Samsung Galaxy Home Mini leaks again, providing first look at smaller speaker

Reminder: The original Samsung Galaxy Home is still yet to launch

Samsung Galaxy Home Mini image leaks

Though we're still waiting for the release of the original Samsung Galaxy Home - announced last August - a second version of the smart speaker could soon be launching alongside it.

After a model number of a different Bixby-powered speaker surfaced on the Bluetooth SIG website last month, along with the product name 'Samsung Galaxy Mini', we now have an FCC filing showing off an image of a device bearing Samsung's name and that of its audio subsidiary, AKG.

Samsung Galaxy Home Mini leaks online, release could be imminent

From the image, we can see it has a smaller design than the regular Galaxy Home - further feeding speculation this could be the Galaxy Home Mini - and the listing does offer the same SM-V310 model number (the one that was first reported back in January, and different to the Galaxy Home's SM-V510 number) that appeared after the Bluetooth file leaked out. Interestingly, the description of the device as an "AI speaker" has appeared in both, too.

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Of course, we already know that the speaker, after being granted certification, will feature Bluetooth 4.2 support, and it's also likely it'll also be available in the same black finish as the standard edition of the speaker. Here's the Bluetooth listing:

Samsung Galaxy Home Mini leaks online, release could be imminent

So, is the landing of the second, smaller Galaxy Home imminent? Well, now that it's been given the all-clear on Bluetooth, and also passed through the FCC, there's a good chance it's announced over the coming couple of weeks. Remember, though, the company said back in February that the Galaxy Home would launch by April, and then missed its own deadline. Anything is possible.

If and when this second version launches, it's almost certainly set to do so alongside the regular Galaxy Home - immediately making Samsung a rival to Amazon and Google, who each have standard and mini versions of their smart speaker line.

Of course, we'll have to wait until we see official pricing details until we know which tier the speakers will sit in, though here's hoping the delay to the release will help Samsung deliver a more polished product.


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