Samsung’s rumored Galaxy Home Mini with model number SM-V310 was granted Bluetooth certification last month, hinting at an imminent launch. While the Galaxy Home Mini is yet to be made official, it has now been certified by the FCC in the US. Now that the Galaxy Home Mini has landed at the FCC, we can expect it to be unveiled soon.
Samsung Galaxy Home Mini Going Official Soon?
Just as expected, the FCC documents confirm the Samsung Galaxy Home Mini will look quite different compared to the standard Galaxy Home smart speaker. While a report had claimed the Galaxy Home Mini will only be available in Black, the FCC image shows the AI smart speaker in a Blue shade. Apart from giving us a look at the design of the upcoming smart speaker, the FCC filings reveal the AI smart speaker will be bundled with an EP-TA200 travel adapter. As revealed by the previous Bluetooth certification, the Galaxy Home Mini will have support for the Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy standard.
The smaller Galaxy Home Mini is expected to feature a fewer number of microphones when compared the standard Galaxy Home announced by Samsung in August last year. It will likely be a significant downgrade in terms of overall audio quality as well, thanks to smaller as well as fewer speaker drivers. It is rumored that the Galaxy Home Mini will have Bixby 2.0 support at launch and will include Samsung’s SmartThings hub, which will allow users to control their smart home devices using the smart speaker.
While there is no information yet on when the Galaxy Home Mini could be launched, we hope the gap between its announcement and actual release to the market will be minimal. The standard Galaxy Home is yet to go on sale. Samsung representatives recently confirmed to The Verge that the Galaxy Home has been delayed but it is still expected to be released in the first half of 2019.