The smart speaker could be unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event next month.
what you need to know
- Samsung’s Galaxy Home Mini successor has been spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website.
- The listing shows that the Galaxy Home Mini 2 has the model number SM-V320 and supports the Bluetooth 5.2 standard.
- Rumor has it that the smart speaker has entered mass production and could be released “soon.”
Samsung quietly announced the Galaxy Home Mini at its Galaxy S20 series Unpacked event in February 2020. Unfortunately, this smart speaker was never released globally. However, it now looks like Samsung will soon unveil a successor to the Galaxy Home Mini.
As the folks at MySmartPrice discovered, the Galaxy Home Mini 2 has been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). According to the listing on the Bluetooth SIG website, the device is model number SM-V230 and supports Bluetooth version 5.2.
A report from SamMobile in November said the successor to the Galaxy Home Mini could come with a display. The smart speaker is also expected to bring some other major improvements, and will likely release more than the original Home Mini. Disappointingly, the report also hints that the Galaxy Home Mini 2 will only be released in South Korea – just like its predecessor.
Tipster Max Jambor has a pretty good track record when it comes to OnePlus leaks, and he also recently tweeted that the Galaxy Home Mini 2 is “not far away.” Smart speakers are already in mass production, Jambor added.
While a specific release schedule hasn’t been announced, we’ll have a chance to learn more about the company’s answer to the best smart speakers at its Galaxy Unpacked event early next month.
As Samsung confirmed last week, the company will unveil its most “notable” Galaxy S phone at the event. In addition to the spiritual successor to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung will also release the vanilla Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus models.