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Bixby 2.0 to debut with Galaxy Note 9: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to launch later this year in August.

tech Updated: May 21, 2018 12:31 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
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Samsung launched its AI-based assistant Bixby last year.(Shutterstock)

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has confirmed that its upcoming flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 9 would have a new version of company’s Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistant Bixby 2.0.

Gray G. Lee, Head of the AI Centre Under Samsung Research, revealed that the Galaxy Note 9 will be the launch device for “Bixby 2.0”, Korea Herald reported .

Lee said that Bixby 2.0 would be more than just a personal assistant. It would be an ‘artificial intelligence platform’ which enhances the performance and user experience across the phone.

Bixby itself would also have enhanced natural language processing, improved noise resistance capability and faster response times.

According to the executive, Samsung now has a 1,000-strong AI workforce and would consider merger and acquisitions of promising AI businesses.

He also revealed Samsung expects Bixby to be running on 14 million Samsung devices by the end of 2018.

The German research firm GfK has revealed that Samsung became the leader in the Indian flagship smartphone market, garnering 49.2 per cent share in the first quarter of 2018.

In the full financial year (April 2017-March 2018), Samsung registered 55.2% market share in the Rs 40,000 and above price segment, said GfK that reports final consumption of the devices and not only shipments.

In March alone, the South Korean giant registered a massive 58% market share in the flagship segment, riding on the success of Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones that were available for sale in India from March 16.

First Published: May 21, 2018 12:31 IST