Samsung is a rather newcomer to the smart speaker market, even though the South Korean company released such a device more than three years ago. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Home smart speaker did not leave South Korea and its smaller Galaxy Home Mini brother was limited to Samsung’s home turf too.
Since Samsung wasn’t confident enough to bring these smart speakers to other markets, we thought the company has experimented enough with this type of products, so we won’t see any other Samsung smart speakers in the future.
Alas, we couldn’t be more wrong. SamMobile reports the South Korean giant is already working on a sequel to the Galaxy Home Mini. However, unlike the original product, the Galaxy Home Mini 2 features a display, which makes it more of a smart display rather than a regular smart speaker.
It’s hard to tell if Samsung suddenly decided that it wants to mass-produce a smart speaker or that it needs another round of feedback from customers. If development of the Galaxy Mini 2 continues, we’re likely to learn more about the smart speaker early next year at MWC 2021 or perhaps a few months later.