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LG Takes on Samsung with Home Speaker Launch Planned at CES 2018

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Published on : Dec 29, 2017

LG has publicized the launch of its own smart home speaker to beat fellow South Korean rival Samsung to the punch. The company has seemed to be fearless in the face of the growing popularity of Google Home and Amazon Echo. The company had said Thursday that the launch will take place next month at annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas. The LG ThinQ Speaker has been powered by Google Assistant. However, Samsung has also been anticipated to take the curtains off its own smart home speaker enabled with Bixby Voice. CES has been scheduled to run from January 8 to January 12, 2018.

LG’s Maiden Smart Home Speaker to Operate with Google Assistant

Voice-assisted ThinQ Speaker by LG has been presumably abled with voice recognition competence and the capability to access all of the database and abilities of Google Assistant. Shedding more light on the voice recognition feature, sources have the say that the smart home speaker could be able to identify the voices of multiple users. Furthermore, users could use their voices to control smart home appliances by LG. The company has stressed on the ability of the smart home speaker to support lossless files and high-resolution audio.

It would be interesting to see how the nascent Bixby software by Samsung fares with already-proven Google Assistant when LG will introduce its speaker at CES. Bixby Voice has always been envisioned by Samsung to be vital for a whole-home ecosystem that would tie into Samsung devices and appliances and challenge other assistants.