Upcoming Samsung Scoop portable speaker pictured by the FCC

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We often have the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to thank for disclosing tidbits about upcoming devices as part of its approval process. Sometimes we merely get a tease about a mysterious device, and sometimes we get a full-fledged reveal with images. Luckily today, we have the latter, giving us our first look at a sleek portable speaker from Samsung that will be called the Scoop.

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From the bat, we see that Samsung took portability pretty seriously with this guy. It looks roughly 8 centimeters in diameter and not that tall either. The lengthy leather strap emphasizes the on-the-go usability; we wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be water resistant as well.

Audio obviously gets fired from the speaker grill that dominates the top, and the features surround the two-tone body. The FCC’s shots are generous enough to show that there is a protective flap over the USB and AUX ports (for charging and wired audio input, respectively), a microphone (for hands-free calling and maybe S Voice support?), and a power button. There’s also covertly placed playback controls along the top perimeter: volume +/- (which can also switch tracks) and a play/Bluetooth pair button.

Snippet from Scoop user manual provided by FCC

Snippet from Scoop user manual provided by FCC

This is the first time we’re hearing about Samsung’s ultra-portable Scoop speaker, so we don’t have any idea about a release date or pricing. However, based on this reveal, it doesn’t appear like it’s too far from launching. Is anyone intrigued by Samsung’s upcoming Bluetooth Speaker? Do you think the Scoop’s design has enough to stand out in a crowded market?