Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come with a virtual assistant called Bixby. Latest reports claims that it will be able to do visual search and text recognition.

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Samsung Galaxy S8’s Bixby Assistant

According to a report from Sammobile, the Samsung Galaxy S8 camera app will have an integrated Bixby button. Users can use it to activate the virtual assistant and do visual search on the thing that the camera is pointed towards. The report states that ‘Bixby will analyse the image, and identify objects and text. It will help you search for that object, or use optical character recognition to process any text you point the phone at’. Bixby is a result of Samsung’s acquisition of Viv Labs- a company that was responsible for building Siri.

The text recognition feature will be useful to translate unknown languages while traveling.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Price

Ricciolo also said in the tweet that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be priced at EUR 849 (approx. Rs. 61,700) and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will be priced at EUR 949 (approx. Rs. 69,000). To recall, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were launched at EUR 700 (roughly Rs. 50,900) and EUR 800 (roughly Rs. 58,100) respectively.


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