So, are there plans to eventually sell it by itself? Apparently not. According to a report from TizenHelp, it seems that when a customer reached out to Samsung to ask about the standalone availability of the Galaxy Home Mini, a customer rep responded by saying that the company currently does not have plans to sell it separately, at least for now.
According to the translation, “Hello, I am in charge of your Samsung mobile phone. I’m sorry for the late reply. Thank you for contacting Homi Mini. We will guide you through inquiry. At present, the Galaxy home Mini is not going to be sold separately when the relevant department is confirmed, and it is currently only available as a free gift of S20 pre-order purchase benefits.”
It is unclear why the Galaxy Home Mini is still somewhat limited in terms of its availability, and why the company isn’t planning to make it a standalone purchase. Perhaps they are trying to gauge the market and determine if launching it might be a good idea.
After all, the smart speaker market is a highly competitive one where companies like Amazon and Google more or less have a duopoly on the market.