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’.

It’s no surprise that Samsung isn’t known for smart speakers as the original Galaxy Home (below) was announced way back in 2018 alongside the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.

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.

Galaxy Home speaker

The Galaxy Home Mini was available in South Korea as a free gift when purchasing a Galaxy S20 but never got a proper launch, even in a limited number of markets.

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.

It would rival devices like the Amazon Echo 4 and the Google Nest Mini.