Virtual assistant Bixby and Samsung Pay Mini spotted on Samsung's website

Virtual assistant Bixby and Samsung Pay Mini spotted on Samsung's website
There has been talk about Samsung's new virtual assistant Bixby, expected to debut on the Samsung Galaxy S8. Late last year, we told you that Bixby will be deeply integrated into native apps. One of these apps will apparently be Samsung Pay Mini, which is a "stripped-down" version of Samsung's mobile payment system. Samsung Pay Mini is expected to be available to make online payments only, unlike the regular version of the feature which also takes care of payments for transactions made in physical stores.

Proof of Bixby's existence and its integration with Samsung Pay Mini is seemingly confirmed by an image found on Samsung's own website. It appears on a page called Samsung Pay Beta and shows various options available for Samsung Pay including "Mini," and "Bixby."

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled on April 18th. Originally slotted for a introduction at MWC in Barcelona next month, Samsung reportedly had to delay the event so that it could pack the device with Qualcomm's latest and greatest chipset, the Snapdragon 835.


source: Samsung (translated) via GalaxyClub.nl (translated)

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11 Comments

1. macawmatt

Posts: 136; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Is it also indicating to scan where the fingerprint is on the screen? Meaning an under the glass reader?

3. Alan01

Posts: 614; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Not necessarily. On the Moto Z Droid there is a fingerprimt image on the screen, but you still have to use the button belowthe display. Regards, Alan F.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

erm.no. Im pretty sure that's the regular Samsung Pay loading screen

8. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Even if this is 'on screen' , how could this be more convenient? When every time you pull it out from the pocket, it will unlock?

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Bixby, what a stupid name.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree. Star would Star, Venus and many other females name. But Bixby? Like Bill Bixby? Anyone remember Bill Bixby?! lol

10. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Whether it's called Bixby or dickbe I am sure I will want to try it out even though I won't be using it...no boot loader lock

5. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Still thinking this going to be a terrible idea. Google already has an (obviously superior) AI they could have plugged into. With Bixby only working on Samsung apps they're once again fragmenting the ecosytem and creating a service with very limited use. I understand they're fighting tooth and nail to keep users within their app ecosystem but this is exactly why I've dumped Samsung... other devs have superior solutions to everything they offer yet Samsung insists on bloating the device and ram use. Just ignore the S8. Wait for the next Pixel, do yourself a favor.

6. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Lol no, they are exposing an API for third party apps to use it. I say - do yourself a favor by investigating the facts.

7. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

No thanks on the Pixel, I'm buying the S8.

11. kerginaldo17 unregistered

The purpose of a virtual assistant is great.But Sammy would to change the name.Bixby don't sounds so cool.Viv?...

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