It had been rumored for quite some time earlier this year that Samsung has been working on a smart speaker of its own. The speaker would obviously have had Samsung’s digital assistant Bixby baked in. The company gave a sneak peek at the device during its Galaxy Note 9 event in August. It’s expected to release the device called Galaxy Home later this year. A new report suggests that it may only be launched in three markets initially.

Samsung showed off the Galaxy Home smart speaker during the Galaxy Note 9 event but didn’t say anything about when it will arrive and how much it’s going to cost. It may provide more information about this at the Samsung Developer Conference early next month.

A new report reveals that the Galaxy Home speaker will only be launched in the United States, China, and South Korea initially. That’s not really surprising given that these markets were the first to receive proper Bixby Voice support.

Samsung may not have confirmed the price of this product as yet but it has made no secret of the fact that it will be positioned as a premium device. Which means that it may cost a couple of hundred dollars at least. Samsung promises AKG-tuned premium audio and full SmartThings integration with Galaxy Home so that users can get the best of both worlds.

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