Today Samsung announced its first smart speaker with the Bixby virtual voice assistant, the Galaxy Home The announcement was made at the company's Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York, alongside the Galaxy Note 9 phone.
The Galaxy Home has full-range speakers, onboard subwoofer, "sound steering" and audio tuning by AKG.
It also has eight far-field microphones for use with the assistant.
And the strange, three-legged, cauldron-like design is sure to set it apart from the Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod devices of the world.
Details on the device are scant, and Samsung did not announce pricing or availability.
It promised more details at its developers' conference in November.