Samsung to launch English version of Bixby voice assistant

Cesar Mills
June 19, 2017

Samsung's all new Bixby virtual assistant is also available on the device, and can be activated by a dedicated physical button situated on the left hand side. Despite being aware of the inconvenience, the Korean tech giant will not be able to feature an on-screen fingerprint scanner in the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 due to technical difficulties.

Samsung launched the flagships of the year - Galaxy S8 and S8 + in India back in April.

Apart from working on English version of Bixby, Samsung is reportedly hiring volunteers to pre-test Bixby.

Recently, a Samsung official also said that the Galaxy Note 8 would probably feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner just like the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. If the forthcoming generation of Galaxy Note is not prosperous, Samsung may want to reconsider putting the brand out to rest forever after what happened to Galaxy Note 7. According to the rumors, Galaxy Note 8 is in the development and possibly will launch in the month of August.

Although a new iPhone hasn't yet been announced, early rumours suggest the iPhone 7 will be getting a replacement later this year - and it's set to be a real game-changer.

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Meanwhile, TechRadar says the 5.1ins Full HD display is "much the same" as its predecessor, but the panel is "bright" and "easy-to-read".

And there's another feature the leaked image shows which will offer users an improved experience.

It has turned out that Samsung's fingerprint sensor integrated into the display is now causing some screen issues on the existing prototypes. Now it looks like they're getting ready to have the voice-control capabilities unleashed in the U.S. but probably not yet in time for the spring release promised earlier.

The move is likely to be a major blow for Samsung, especially as Apple's iPhone 8 is expected to feature similar tech. However, analysts are assuming that even iPhone 8 would not have an in-screen fingerprint sensor. This saves us at least $25 per month and she likes that she gets more LTE data with T-Mobile too.

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