Here are the essential features of Bixby, Samsung's new AI assistant

Here are the essential features of Bixby, Samsung's new AI assistant
Although Samsung technically revealed its new AI assistant, Bixby, last week, the press release lacked much specifics, going as far as even not showing us its logo. This changed today, as the Samsung Galaxy S8 pair was finally made public, and along with it, we got a much better picture of the assistant’s capabilities.

While we have yet to test Bixby out in much detail for ourselves, we still know Samsung has a lot of ambition for it, hoping it could eventually equip all of its smart appliances with it, not limiting it to smartphones only. However, until then the assistant currently works only with a select number of apps, making its release for the S8 something of a large-scale beta test.

Still, we’re somewhat excited to see what’s to come, so we’ve compiled a list of Bixby’s main capabilities so far, so you don’t have to seek them out for yourself:

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  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. VeronicaMars

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

I love this phone!!! I will pre-order it tomorrow! I'm so excited!

2. RoryBreaker

Posts: 209; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

From what I've seen, Bixby seems completely UNDERwhelming. I was hoping for a LOT more.

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

bixby seems so much better than garbage google assistant. google took a big step back by gutting google now on tap

4. chbanks512

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

I have to agree. I love Google Now on Tap and I really don't understand the need for Google Assistant. Google is seriously schizophrenic at times.

5. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Why are phone companies still pushing voice assistants? Literally no one uses it cos you look hella stupid and it's easier to just pick up your phone and do whatever you have to. Even their target audience, the disabled (Blind, handicapped, etc.) use feature phones over voice assisted smartphones.

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Literally no one uses it cos you look hella stupid and it's easier to just pick up your phone and do whatever you have to" Maybe in your little corner of the world. In my corner, I and many others use voice search for a wide variety of time saving uses. In my case, I use google voice search for all of the following non-personal tasks, faster than I can type them or navigate to them from another app: - Get definitions of words I come across in websites/conversations/videos - Determine weather forecast for some area (including outside) - Make some simple calculation - Perform quick currency/unit conversions - Get details about some historical/iconic person/object - Get movie listings and their ratings - Begin playing a specific playlist/song/artist - Get some sports scores - Set an alarm/timer - Finding taxi numbers in my area - Finding local business (not just restaurants) addresses/phone numbers/open hours - Finding the pictures of any form of matter, depending on my current conversation - Determine the spelling and definition of some word I heard in a conversation (I literally just launch Google voice search and ask the other person to say the word) Did I mention I gain all of those uses without any need for 24/7 monitoring of my speech habits, nor any other nonsense privacy invasion?

6. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Imagine if Apple was only just releasing Siri now and Bixby was released 6 years ago... A little late to the party Samsung...

7. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

https://youtu.be/hw87rcISZKQ Can you imagine do this? Lol

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