AI assistant Bixby and foldable phone prototype: Samsung looking for its lucky break?

Within the slew of leaks and rumours, the South Korean Smartphone Giant Samsung has finally confirmed the Artificial Intelligence-based assistant, Bixby in its new flagship device due launch next month.

As per the fresh rumours that surround the fresh new entrant in the Android guild, the AI assistant would be a huge contender for gaining the buyers’ attention amidst all the hype over Apple’s new flagship, iPhone 8. AI assistant Bixby would be one of the many features that could serve as the USP of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Both the variants of the S8 Galaxy series would be donning a bezel-less design and large display units as a 5.8-inch display for the S8 and 6.2-inch display for the Galaxy S8+. The new flagships would house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 for the US version and the Exynos 8895 chipset for the global version.

Samsung has dropped an official word on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 making an entry in the market on 21st April this year, while the portal for pre-booking would be active for the device in South Korean Market from 7th April onwards. The specifications of the device are scheduled to go public on 29th March at an unboxing event by the company at New York.

In another bid to garner the popularity that it once enjoyed because of its larger displays as compared to the competing devices, Samsung would be rolling out a series of prototypes for a new kind of foldable display. Codenamed as the ‘Foldable Valley’, in the Barcelona MWC Samsung put this device on display on to a few partners. Historically, Samsung has always been the one to instil a large display in all its devices. The commencement of the foldable display technology would find many buyers as the company plans on unveiling the same later this year. As the foldable display technology is all set for prototype testing this year and the actual device hitting the shelves sometime next year, Samsung has also earned a patent for this piece of technology that can enable a tablet sized device into a 7-inch device when folded. Before Samsung puts this technology through mass production, it is expected to share the design with the various carrier partners to test the compatibility and other aspects.

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