tech2 News StaffSep 12, 2017 17:47:36 IST
Alongside the Note 8 launch in India, Samsung has also announced the arrival of its Bixby voice assistant to the Indian markets. The AI digital assistant market in India had three major competitors which were Apple's Siri, Google's Assistant and Microsoft's Cortona. However, with the introduction of Bixby and Amazon's Alexa being launched in India by the year-end, the competition will intensify.
Samsung has been working on the Bixby Assistant so that it can understand Indian accents properly. The Bixby update will be first introduced on the Note 8 on September 30 and may later be introduced the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Earlier it was announced that the Bixby voice asssitant, after being introduced in the US was available in 200 countries globally but the voice feature would only understand US English and Korean languages
Reports have suggested that going by the likes of Apple's Siri or Google Assistant, Samsung's Bixby Voice is looking forward to expand the voice feature to other connected devices as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now available in India at a price of Rs 67,900. The phone has an Exynos 8895 chipset clocked at 2.3 GHz which is paired with 6 GB RAM and is available in 64, 128 and 256 GB internal storage options. It also has a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display sporting a resolution of 1440x2960 pixels and is the first Samsung smartphone to sport a dual-camera setup. Pre-bookings for the phone have begin and it will start shipping from 21 September onwards.
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