Samsung is creating a smart speaker after all

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When Samsung launched its flagship, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, one of the most talked about features in the smartphones was the AI-based digital assistant Bixby and analysts believed it would give Samsung's main rival Apple's SIRI, a run for its money. From this perspective also, Samsung needs to quickly scale up the capabilities of Bixby.

Is a Bixby-powered smart speaker something that interests you? In South Korea, Bixby has over 1.3 million users and has carried out more than 250 million tasks through voice commands. It's a major win for Bixby, as the assistant has suffered from multiple delays and a lack of integrations lately.

The move is meant to expand the capabilities of Bixby that are still relatively limited compared to its alternatives, with Samsung recently pledging to improve the service in a significant manner in the near future.


But, technically, he didn't specify whether Samsung's speaker will feature Bixby.

In another news, at the Galaxy Note 8 launch event, Samsung's Mobile President, DJ Koh, confirmed that a smart speaker is in the works and should be out soon. We think making a smart speaker to showcase Bixby seems like the logical next step for Samsung. He told the news network that "I am already working on it" and the company will soon announce it. CNBC was interviewing Koh ahead of the Note 8 smartphone launch. It didn't take long before another report said that Samsung might not be making a smart speaker after all.

Originally set to roll out in the US and South Korea in the spring with the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagship phones, Bixby's arrival was delayed until July.

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