Samsung Galaxy S8 WON'T ship with Bixby voice assistant
Apr 14 2017 by Kate Woods
Priced starting at $720 for the 5.8-inch S8 and $840 for the 6.2-inch S8 Plus (pictured above), the new devices are being positioned as premium phones created to compete with Apple's iPhone 8, which is expected to come out this fall.
Now, we all know what happened to the latter phone despite setting another record in South Korea's smartphone industry.
Bixby, the artificially intelligent assistant Samsung touted as one of the star features of the new devices, won't completely make its debut when customers get their hands on the phones on April 21.
Separately, Korean site Hankyungreports that Samsung had received 550,000 pre-orders in the first two days in South Korea alone. Bear in mind this is applicable only to pre-orders, right at this moment. Imagine a Samsung phone that looks sort of like the Kyocera Echo, however, likely with almost no bezel considering Samsung's love for its new "Infinity Display" featured in the S8.
But the full Bixby assistant boasted the ability to let users control apps completely by voice, a feature that made it stand out from the crowd.
Samsung, meanwhile, "historically has not been afraid to add new-and sometimes not fully baked-technology, but given its debacle with battery fires in the Galaxy Note 7, it has to be careful of its reputation", said Luna.
Bixby is Samsung's answer to Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, a voice-powered assistant created to handle many aspects of your life, from reminding you what to buy at the grocery store to turning on your phone's wireless hotspot. Such a delay could mean that Apple won't be the first smartphone maker to introduce the technology on a smartphone, he continued.
Samsung on its end, has moved on from that incident.
The series also helped Samsung reach the top position in terms of global smartphone production volume market share, at 26.1 percent.
"Ultimately I think it is this product that proves this case". A recent video by YouTuber GuruAidTechSupport shows off how the Samsung Galaxy S8 stands up to the CPU intensive Nintendo GameCube emulator known as Dolphin Emulator. For the cameras, the back has a 12MP shooter while the front comes with an 8MP sensor.
Just like the speculated specs of iPhone 8, the new flagship from Samsung appears to have similar features. Featuring a borderless design and an Infinity Display, the new smartphones of the Asian giant are really convincing.