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Samsung may be planning smart home speaker

Smart speaker based on Samsung Bixby said to be in the works

Samsung may be planning smart home speaker
Samsung may be about to launch its own smart speaker.

Samsung could be preparing to launch a new smart home speaker based on the Bixby digital assistant.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Samsung may launch a rival to Amazon's Echo and Google's Home smart assistant speakers.

WSJ says it has seen a patent for the speaker, which was filed in November of 2017.

The speaker will include a touch screen display, with directional speakers that can point at the user. The cameras will also be equipped with facial recognition technology.

The report says the speaker will cost around $300, and that it may be launched on 9th August when Samsung unveils the new Galaxy Note smartphone.

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