SK Telecom to release screen AI speaker ‘NUGU nemo’ & introduce children-specific products

SKT AI speaker ‘NUGU nemo’

SK Telecom announced on April 18 it will release an Artificial Intelligence speaker called “NUGU nemo” with a screen. Nemo, which comes with a 7-inch display, delivers information delivered by AI speakers more accurately and intuitively and has a greatly improved ease of use. 

Nemo offers many functions such as checking the lyrics when listening to music, real-time exchange rate information, an encyclopedia, and a Korean-English dictionary. It also has about 30 functions, such as listening to music, checking weather, and scheduling. In addition, 20 home-themed settings are available to create a diverse atmosphere. The “mood lights” and the “night mode” features, which allow the screen to automatically turn off at certain times, help users sleep in comfort. Nemo’s square is equipped with a JBL stereo speaker. It is applied with two 10W full-range drivers and provides optimized sound quality with up to 20W output even in small sizes. It’s also equipped with four passive radiators and a low-curve speaker unit that boosts low-pitched sound.

The price is 199,000 won (about US$170.6). Pre-orders will be held from April 23-28 at the 11St online shopping mall and official SK Telecom authorized dealerships nationwide, offering six months of free access to “Flo” and Pinkfong dolls if purchased within the period. The official release date is April 29th.

SK Telecom is also planning to focus on contents for children by utilizing AI speakers.

SK Telecom is planning to differentiate itself from other products through a variety of contents. SK Telecom will offer five kinds of Pinkfong play study, which will allow children to learn Korean, English and math through animation and games, for free. It will also develop new video recognition-based learning games for children. It also offers the popular children’s content “Oksusu Kids VoD” for free. According to SK Telecom, it has solved problems of poor eyesight of children by applying image recognition technology. This method automatically stops the contents of the video so the child watching the video can watch it at an appropriate distance when approaching within 15 centimeters of the screen, and provides “backward-facing” instructions.

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