Samsung could be preparing Amazon Echo competitor, FCC filing shows

(Image: FCC) It appears Samsung is working on a competitor to Amazon Alexa and Google Home, with its own take on a voice assistant speaker, according to a filing with the US Federal Communications Commission spotted by Ausdroid. Samsung isn’t commenting officially. However, the FCC leak has images of a small, white speaker allegedly called the “Samsung Scoop”. Documentation points to an internal microphone and Bluetooth within the speaker — likely to take voice commands like the Amazon Alexa and connect to smartphones. Functionality isn’t discussed in the filing, so it’s not clear what type of commands or information the Scoop is able to serve up. Exact dimensions of the Scoop aren’t known. It has a wrist strap, which suggests portability. Amazon has found a hit with the Alexa, a…


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