The Bixby itself is only going to go into Open Beta in the United States. The final release of the smart speaker can be expected maybe even after July.
Also, the smart speaker has its own project codename – Vega. The features and specifications were not leaker nor officially reported by Samsung yet. We can only assume that it can possibly feature Samsung’s Smart Home and IoT – enabled TVs.
Previously, the S Voice was launched several years ago, and didn’t have some big competition. The Bixby smart speaker today, will be having a bit more crowded market, having the Apple’s HomePod and Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered speaker.
What is also interesting, Samsung now owns Harman, so the in-house team for building this new speaker is already complete.