Even though the Samsung Galaxy S8 is not available in stores, people are already circulating rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S9 model.
We've heard a lot about Samsung, and other companies" foldable phone ambitions, with numerous rumours suggesting Sammy is working on a foldable "Galaxy X' handset. The company also said that it has experienced "double-digit growth" (10 percent and more) in preorder numbers for the Galaxy S8 compared to a year ago for the two weeks that the pre-orders have been live.
The phone will also ship with Reminders, a diary app. They will start at £2250 ($2,810 USD). Apart from the Edge-to-Edge display, the only feature which the Samsung Galaxy S8 brings to the table is the new Bixby assistant. "Anything you can do with touch, you can do with voice" is how Samsung reps have boasted about Bixby in the lead-up to, during, and after the S8 launch event last month. These additional features allow Bixby to learn your general routine and keep track of what you need to do each day.
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Samsung made a big song and dance about its virtual assistant Bixby when it had announced the Galaxy S8 last month. "Bixby Voice will be available in the U.S. on the Galaxy S8 later this spring", the statement reads.
Samsung has been touting Bixby as its answer to early adopters of the AI-based digital assistant component in modern smartphones, pitting it straight up against various other players including Apple and Amazon.
The good news is that this is merely a delay as the feature will be arriving later this spring. Users can still use Bixby to manage their daily affairs and provide recommendations, and the use of visual search which is powered by Pinterest's Lens technology is available. This simply means that users will be able to use the Galaxy S8's camera to identify objects.