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Spooked by Alexa? Samsung says it has no plans to sell the Galaxy Home Mini separately

As of now, a Galaxy S20 pre-order is the only way to get hold of a Home Mini (Image source: Android Police)
As of now, a Galaxy S20 pre-order is the only way to get hold of a Home Mini (Image source: Android Police)
In a conversation with a prospective Galaxy Home Mini buyer, a Samsung rep stated that the company has no plans to sell the Galaxy Home Mini on a standalone basis. This makes a Galaxy S20 pre-order the only way to get hold of the smart speaker.
Arjun Krishna Lal,

In a move that's likely to disappoint both Samsung fans and those looking forward to a new entrant in the smart speaker segment, Samsung quashed hopes that the Galaxy Home Mini would be available to a wider market. In a text conversation with a customer, a company representative stated that Samsung has no plans to sell the Galaxy Home Mini separately.

This means that Galaxy S20 pre-orders in South Korea remain the only way to get your hands on the elusive smart speaker.

This is only the latest in an unusual series of developments surrounding the smart speaker. The Galaxy Home lineup was actually announced two years ago at the launch of the Galaxy Note 9. However, after repeated delays, the Home and Home Mini appeared set for a 2020 release time frame.

Two weeks ago, Samsung issued a statement that it would be launching the Galaxy Home Mini on February 12th. This was, however, quickly taken down without any explanation given. At present it's likely that the Galaxy Home Mini will exist as a limited edition promotional product. The larger Galaxy Home might never make it to the market. 

A customer enquiry about the Galaxy Home Mini (Image source: TizenHelp)
A customer enquiry about the Galaxy Home Mini (Image source: TizenHelp)

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-02-18 (Update: 2020-02-18)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.