The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is among the most anticipated flagship phones this year. The device will be Samsung’s main focus to compete directly with Apple’s new 2018 iPhone models. The current Galaxy Note 8 is a great success on the market, with millions of units shipped every quarter.
Rumors have been around there for months, giving us a quick look into this year’s Galaxy Note phone. Most rumors claim that the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will feature a bigger battery at launch. Specifically, the device will pack with 4000 mAh battery life, giving users more time to handle their daily tasks.
A bigger battery life is not the only thing the Galaxy Note 9 will get this year. One such thing lies in a much-improved Bixby assistant. Bixby is Samsung’s virtual assistant that allows you to quickly interact with apps and services.
In reality, Samsung has been working on improving its own personal assistant since the day one. Last year, Bixby was not fully ready when it launched alongside the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. However, things have changed so much since then. Bixby is now at a point where we can ignore Apple Siri and Amazon Echo.
Sources say that the South Korean firm is developing the second generation Bixby. And, the Galaxy Note 9 will be the first of Samsung’s phones with Bixby 2.0 version. The second version of Samsung’s virtual assistant will include a lot of new features like quicker response times, more support for languages, and better noise resistance capability.
The coolest part is that Samsung will add more support for third-party apps to its Bixby. In fact, Bixby allows you to interact with a wide range of third-party apps and services. However, it seems that Samsung needs more this year.
Samsung has been working on expanding Bixby into more products like refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, and TVs. Samsung’s move aims to create an extensive eco-system, just like Apple. Sources claim that Samsung will launch its own smart speaker. And the speaker will be powered by Bixby at launch.
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