Samsung to forget about the infamous Galaxy Note 7, is very much working hardly on its next-generation Galaxy S8 flagship. As it has today shared some details regarding the upcoming Galaxy S8’s digital assistant ‘AI’. With Pixel and the Pixel XL, the Google Assistant was exclusive for the two non-Nexus brands, it now seems Samsung working on its own digital assistant service for its 2017 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Here is everything rumored about the officially not confirmed feature.
According to the latest report, Samsung is all set to introduce its own kind of AI digital assistant service as one of the key features of the forthcoming Galaxy S8 hardware. Also said to be open to developers, as Samsung recently acquired Viv Labs, the startup that created Siri for Apple’s iOS platform, which is now a part of the MacBook Pro too.
If Samsung is planning to implement artificial intelligence service for its new Galaxy S8, then, it could be versatile to see a big competition amongst Apple, Google and other segment as well. Reports from Reuters also speaks, “Samsung is looking to incorporate Viv into its Galaxy smartphones and expand voice-assistant services to home appliances and wearable technology devices.” Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t mentioned the specific features of the Viv AI digital assistant, but it did state that third-party developers will be able to integrate their services and intract with the assistant. Other suggests that the ne assistant might be oddly called Bixby.
We are developing a key major interface which will bring about a totally new paradigm; an open AI platform. The current Galaxy smartphones need separate applications for users, for instance, to order pizza or coffee. But, the new AI platform will enable them to order (or do) things directly without going through separate applications.
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Samsung Executive Vice President Rhee Injong told the publication that “Even if Samsung doesn’t do anything on its own, the more services that get attached the smarter this agent will get, learn more new services and provide them to end-users with ease“. While the South Korean electronics S Voice assistant is already on its Galaxy range of smartphones.
The AI assistant integration on its next Galaxy smartphones could help Samsung compete with Google, Apple, Microsoft and of course, Amazon.
Currently, there are several leaks of Galaxy S8 circulating on the internet web, hinting at things to expect from the upcoming. As Apple will be celebrating its 10 iPhone anniversary next year, and is expected to launch iPhone 8 with an all edgeless OLED display, which is the same what Xiaomi Mi MIX poses with, near bezel-less screen and also get rid of the earpiece and sensors. Same expected with the Samsung Galaxy S8 next year?
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Rumored that the Galaxy S8 is likely to feature a 5.5-inch 4K panel with dual-edge curved display. Powered by two chipsets – one with Snapdragon 830 for the US and the second with Samsung Exynos 8895 processor in other regions. With that said, also given the fact that Samsung has already begun mass production of the Exynos chips, which are based on 10nm process. RAM memory with 6GB and 8GB on the scale. The photography department on the Galaxy S8 will take advantage of Snapdragon’s clear-sight technology to bring dual-lens camera setup on its back, which is likely to be home grown and engineered by SEMCO.
Other reports also tipped at dual camera system on Galaxy S8, includes 16MP sensor with RGB (color) and an 8MP camera with monochrome sensor. Similar to what we have seen on the Honor 8, Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Prosche Design special edition and on Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus.
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Connectivity options the Galaxy S8 gets support for USB Type-C port, 4G LTE+ VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11ac and backed by a 4200mAh battery, fast charging and wireless fast charging features and capabilities. Rest of the features also assumed to bring a ultrasonic fingerint scanner, an iris scanner, water/dust resistant and heart rate sensor. On the software front, the Galaxy S8 is expecteds to run on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
No words on its official debut or pricing info, but teaser hints at the Galaxy S8 release time frame on February 26 prior to Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) keynote in Barcelona, Spain.
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