You probably didn’t even hear about the Galaxy Home Mini but Samsung is working on a follow-up – another smart speaker you likely won’t be able to buy.
Just when we thought Samsung was done with its troubled journey into smart speakers, rumours of a Galaxy Home Mini 2 have appeared. The news comes from Max Jambor on Twitter who posted an image with the product name along with the model number ‘SM-V230’.
Galaxy Home Mini 2 (SM-V320) isn't too far away anymore, I can tell you that😉 pic.twitter.com/xtV6z4645Y— Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) January 12, 2022
It actually looked pretty good – albeit with a divisive design featuring three short legs - but after numerous delayed and missed released dates, Samsung quietly killed it without ever officially saying why.
There’s no information about the Galaxy Mini 2 apart from the above model number but Jambor adds that it “isn't too far away anymore”. So, we could see Samsung unveil it with the Galaxy S22 range which is rumoured to appear at an Unpacked event on 8 February 2022.
We can expect it to be similar to the first Galaxy Home Mini (pictured at the top) - a compact smart speaker powered by Bixby with far-field mics, sound by AKG and possibly IR (infrared) again.