According to Bloomberg, Samsung will release a smart speaker by mid 2018.
Samsung smart speaker will run Bixby and be priced at around $200. It will focus it’s speaker on high quality audio and manage smart home devices where it will sync with nearly all Samsung products: TV, smartphones etc. It will also work with SmartThings that was acquired back in 2014.
Samsung had teased a Bixby running speaker in July before the voice assistant oil out delayed because it couldn’t understand English. Samsung specialists have been busy fixing the problem.
Samsung promises more functionality with Bixby 2.0. The exact pricing and release is still unknown.