While we do not have more details other than the confirmation from Samsung’s president DJ Koh, we presume the Bixby smart speaker will connect to the Samsung SmartThings network.
This means you’ll be able to control your home devices using voice commands. In 2017, Samsung presented the Project Ambience, a prototype speaker meant to compete with Google Home Mini. However, the Bixby Smart Speaker will be a “premium” device, as the company itself has said, so expect to pay a pretty penny.
“In December last year, we began taking applications for the public beta version [of Bixby 2.0].
So far over 800 companies have applied and are testing it. At this speed, I think we will be able to unveil Bixby 2.0 when we launch the Galaxy Note 9,” said Koh at the press conference.
There’s still a lot more news to come out of MWC 2018 so stay here, we’ll update as soon as we hear more about the Bixby smart speaker.