Samsung to start testing Galaxy X prototype with dual screen

Pablo Tucker
April 13, 2017

According to a new report which we have from our source, it looks like the Bixby won't be able to work to its full potential at the time of the global launch of the smartphones, which is April 21st. We unfortunately don't know exactly why Bixby Voice is taking longer than the other Bixby-related features at this time. Better than that, the leaked image of the Note 8 seems to suggest that it is run by Bixby, Samsung's AI assistant.

Even though the Samsung Galaxy S8 is not available in stores, people are already circulating rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S9 model. The company says that changes will be made and the updated Bixby assistant will be available in Spring this year.

Sriram Thodla, senior director of services and new business at Samsung, speaks about the new voice agent named "Bixby" that is featured on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 during a launch event, March 29, 2017, in New York City.

While Samsung's voice control won't be available at first, Bixby Vision, Home and Reminder all will be available from launch. However, "Bixby Voice will be available in the USA on the Galaxy S8 later this spring", Samsung told the BBC in a statement. Both come with an Infinity display, giving you a massive 95% screen to body ratio.

This weekend, a photo allegedly showing the Galaxy Note 8 surfaced on the web, showing a device that's almost identical to the Galaxy S8.

Buyers who want to settle for the regular Galaxy S8 Plus will also get a free Level Bluetooth speaker worth $87 if the unit is bought in South Korea. This is especially relevant to the USA as the last infamous Note 7 was the last phone the company released in the United States, the Note lineup being Samsung's most advanced phones.

Besides, it's an opportunity to milk more cash from the device, in spite of company's pretext of being more environmental by recycling leftover phones from the device's final recall.

While initially it won't be available in the U.S., there's no telling when Bixby Voice will become available in other markets either.

The outlet further added that Samsung's Display division has been gradually ramping up its screen tech research efforts, with plans to roll out a limited batch of foldable handsets in the latter half of this year.

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