Samsung to launch English version of Bixby voice assistant

Joan Terry
June 19, 2017

Samsung is allowing only a limited number of participants in the preview program so you might want to hurry if you're really looking forward to trying out Samsung's virtual assistant. You can see if you're still eligible here. The Galaxy S8+ is actually being discounted by $60, carrying a price tag of $70 down and $30 per month for 24 months for a total of $790.

Bixby is created to understand speech, text, and images.

There is no word on exactly when the final version of the Bixby Voice will be ready. Anyone who has either of Samsung's latest phones can apply through Samsung's USA website.

No trade-in is required, and users must submit mail-in rebate requests online to receive a prepaid MasterCard for the device of lesser value - up to $500 for the LG phones or $790 for the Galaxy handsets. Unfortunately, they deleted the function on a firmware update.

Even if you don't need two phones, the deal is still an awesome discount.

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S8 and S8 Plus owners can use limited Bixby features, like Bixby Vision augmented reality, Bixby Home, and Reminders. Further Samsung on its official website also states, "After launch, Bixby's language support will initially begin with Korean, and expand to English and then Chinese". Samsung announced plans of launching Bixby in German in late 2017.

Offer has one more branch.

Apparently, Google Assistant was much more efficient when it came to web search services, but Siri was better when it came to tasks performed on the phone, such as reading and sending messages. The firm has also compared the combined sales of Samsung's previous year's releases, Galaxy S7 and S7 Plus for the corresponding period last year and mentions that it was 8.8%.

This latest schematic from SlashLeaks shows the rear of the Note 8 featuring a dual lens camera. The Korean giant recently announced that starting this week, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus owners in the U.S. can sign up to test the preview version of its Bixby voice assistant.

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