Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch: Samsung Bixby

Samsung’s next Android flagships will sport their own voice assistant: Bixby.

Samsung has confirmed that Bixby is real.

Bixby isn’t just something that’s going to be limited to mobile devices, but it’ll be common to a range of Samsung devices.

What is Bixby?

Bixby will be a new intelligent interface on our devices. Fundamentally different from other voice agents or assistants.

Bixby will be smart enough to understand incomplete information command and execute the commanded to the best of its knowledge.

Bixby will be able to support almost every task that the application is capable of performing using touch commands.

Most existing agents currently support only a few selected tasks for an application and therefore confuse users about what works or what doesn’t work by voice command.

users will be able to call upon Bixby at any time and it will understand the current context and state of the application and will allow users to carry out the current work-in-progress continuously.

Bixby will be our first step on a journey to completely open up new ways of interacting with your phone.

At the launch of the Galaxy S8, a subset of preinstalled applications will be Bixby-enabled.

Though AI assistants have promised more than they’ve delivered.

we’ll have to wait and see what Bixby can really do when Samsung unveils the S8.

Samsung Galaxy S8 updates

Launch date and time

the big day for the unpacked event in New York City (11 am EDT) and London (4 pm BST) Wednesday (29 March)

price: S8 cost: €799/£799 & S8 Plus cost: €899/£899

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs at a glance:

  • 5.8in and 6.2in QHD+ (1,440 x 2,960) edge-to-edge display
  • 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.7GHz + 2.5GHz octa-core Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 12-megapixel camera with F/1.7 aperture
  • 3,000mAh non-removable battery
  • USB Type-C connector
  • 64GB internal storage with microSD card expansion slot (256GB)
  • IP68 water-resistant
  • Fingerprint sensor at the back
  • 29 March 2017 announcement date
  • S8 cost: €799/£799 & S8 Plus cost: €899/£899

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