One of the rapidly growing tech trends of 2017 is artificial intelligence. With the booming AI trend, companies are coming up with voice assistants. The latest one to introduce a voice assistant is Samsung as it came up with Bixby that is a replacement to S-Voice.
About a couple of months ago, we came across a report suggesting Samsung will launch a Bixby-powered smart home speaker. If you don't know about it yet, Bixby is Samsung's own AI assistant. Up until now, we had no way to judge the authenticity of this information.
Well, Samsung's president of the mobile division, DJ Koh, has just confirmed the information in an interview with CNBC. Apparently, the South Korean manufacturer is indeed working on a smart home speaker. However, he hasn't mentioned whether it will be powered by Bixby or not. DJ Koh has further revealed that the smart speaker may get unveiled soon.
Unfortunately, he has not given us any exact date. No information on the device's design and specs in not provided as well. Going by the previous report, the smart speaker will use the potential of Bixby to the fullest.
The smart speaker by Samsung is claimed to provide a fruitful user experience at home. Hence, the device will compete against the likes of Amazon Echo, Google Home and the yet-to-launch Apple HomePod.
Another company to enter the foray of smart speakers is said to be Facebook. The smart speaker by Facebook is rumored to come with a 15-inch inbuilt touch display. So other than voice commands, it could be operated with that display as well.