Samsung May Cancel Bixby Speaker for Being "Unmarketable"

Audrey Hill
July 21, 2017

A damaged Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after it exploded while charging.

Still, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are solid phones even without Bixby so let's hope it goes live by the time the Galaxy Note 8 launches.

Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at a press conference in New York City in late July. We know practically everything there is to know about this hotly anticipated Android phablet, from the Note 8's specs and design to Samsung's unveiling and release timing.

Samsung one of its worst incident in the handset market in 2016 after the Galaxy Note 7 was plagued by battery issues that reportedly made the device prone to catching fire.

Reuters/Kim-Hong JiSamsung Electronic's Galaxy S8 and S8 are displayed at its store in Seoul, South Korea, April 27, 2017.

Bixby is a smarter way to use a Samsung phone, enabling people to get more done with their smartphone.

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Now it seems the Galaxy Note 8 will follow the S8 with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.

Meet Bixby: With Bixby, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners will be able to navigate through select phone apps, services and settings with a combination of voice commands and touch. With that said, Bixby AI is still catching up to Siri and Google Assistant in terms of functionality.

The back of the device gives us a really nice look at the camera and fingerprint sensors. "No, we don't have the official invitation yet, but earlier this week DJ Koh, who heads the mobile division, told a room full of journalists in Taiwan that Samsung will unveil the Note 8 in late August". The reason for vertically aligned sensors would be to offer better performance for augmented reality (AR) applications.

Another feature that may prove unpopular in the Note 8 is the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which invoked mixed reactions when Samsung announced the same feature in the Galaxy S8.

Eager to take a peek at the upcoming Galaxy Note 8?

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