It looks like Samsung will soon have its own home device to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google’s incoming Home.
Called a Scoop, the hardware is very reminiscent of an Amazon Echo Dot; it’s short, but packs all the same punch you’d expect from a smart home device.
There’s a speaker and volume buttons up top, a microphone around front and ports (likely for power and perhaps hard-wiring to devices so you can play music) around back.
While the hardware looks finished, it’s not clear when — or if, really — we’ll see this device. The manual accompanying it didn’t mention a companion app, though it’s possible Samsung could just add it to its SmartThings lineup and round out its smart home lineup.
Published August 23, 2016 — 19:40 UTC