Samsung is going to launch its flagship smartphones of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ in an “unpacked” event in New York on March 29. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ from Samsung are already hyped to be the best smartphones to come in 2017 with its design and features. There have been many leaks and rumors for the Samsung S8 and S8+ which make the phone just left to be announced because mostly all the features of this phone have been known to the public including a voice assistant, near-bezelless display and sleek design.
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Now, One of the features which was rumored to come with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ and is believed to be its most promising feature is its Voice Assistant. This feature has been seemingly confirmed by Samsung itself. The name of the assistant was rumored to be Bixby and now we have confirmation that the Voice Assistant will indeed be called Bixby.
An Italian page found on the Samsung website clearly states “comandi vocali con Bixby”, which means “voice commands with Bixby” when translated into English. This statement means that the Voice Assistant will be intelligent enough like the Google Assistant to perform appropriate actions on general questions asked by the user.
Bixby can be used to “control all operations with the touch interface using voice commands,” the page mentions. And as the page is for all Samsung mobile devices, it stands to reason that the AI assistant will be utilised on future handsets beyond the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and may even come to older flagship devices if Samsung feels the need.
Also worth noting is that, we already know that the Samsung’s upcoming phones are the first to go on sale with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, a near-bezelless design like the LG G6 with the fingerprint scanner on the back. On the software front, it will come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Touchwiz UI and Bixby Voice Assistant. Let’s hope that Samsung has something left in the bag to announce for its phones on March 29.