Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker might be launching soon

First announced at an Unpacked event over a year ago, Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker is missing in action. CEO DJ Koh made a comment earlier this year that it was coming in April, but it still isn't available, and it didn't even make an appearance at this year's Unpacked.

But according to a report from Tizen Help, Samsung is starting a beta testing program for the unannounced Galaxy Home Mini, indicating that it would be ready for public use soon. In fact, the product has shown up on the company's website in South Korea as well. Testers can sign up to use the product from August 28 through September 1 through the Samsung Members app.

The Samsung Galaxy Home Mini, if it's not entirely obvious, is a smaller and more inexpensive version of the Galaxy Home. According to Tizen Help, it uses Bluetooth 4.2 and had a micro-USB port, and you can use it to control your smart home or for anything else that Bixby can do.

Beta testers will, of course, have the opportunity to provide feedback on the products. But the key thing to note here is that with a public beta testing in place, the Galaxy Home and the Galaxy Home Mini should be ready to go soon.

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