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(Pocket-lint) - The Samsung Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker, as shown at the company's developers conference (SDC) last year has finally been given a release date. Well, a release window.

The CEO of Samsung's consumer electronics business, Hyunsuk Kim, revealed during CES that the small Echo Dot/Google Home Mini-style device will be available from "early 2020".

Powered by the Samsung-owned AKG audio brand, the Galaxy Home Mini is mostly encased in fabric and, like its peer devices, has volume and mute touch controls on the top.

It is a Bixby device and, as well as provide music playback, is capable of controlling a smart home using voice.

Recently, we found out that he Home Mini will also sport four IR remote transmitters, which means it can be used to also switch-on and control other non-smart devices that use IR remotes.

One thing we are yet to hear any word on, however, is the larger Samsung Galaxy Home, the company mentioned a while back.

There is no release date, timeline or window for it at all. We're now wondering whether it has been scrapped.

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If we do hear anything about the bigger device, we'll ensure to tell you all about it. For now, you can pop the Mini version under February/March in your calendar.

Writing by Rik Henderson.