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Samsung: Galaxy Note 9 to have Bixby 2.0

Lee said that "Bixby 2.0" would be more than just a personal assistant

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

Speaking to The Korea Herald, 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”, Forbes 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.

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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.

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In the full financial year (April 2017-March 2018), Samsung registered 55.2 per cent 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 per cent 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. (IANS)

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Samsung Set To Unveil A New Galaxy Series Phone In India

Samsung India last month launched Galaxy A7

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Samsung unveils Galaxy A9 with 4-rear camera, in India next month Flickr

Taking on camera-centric Chinese smartphone players head on, Samsung on Thursday introduced Galaxy A9 — its first smartphone with quadruple primary (rear) camera system.

The South Korean giant will announce the price during the India launch of the device in November.

A major highlight of the device is its vertically stacked four cameras consisting of an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 24MP main sensor, a 5MP depth sensor and a 10MP telephoto sensor at the back.

On the front, the smartphone features a 24MP camera.

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The Samsung galaxy note 9. Flickr

“We’re now introducing cutting-edge technology across all our products and not just the flagships.

“As a global leader in the smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for innovation in a world driven by visual communication,” DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, told reporters here.

There’s a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, face recognition support and a 3800mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ sAMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio.

The handset is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, coupled with 128GB internal storage that can be further expanded. It comes in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants.

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The triple camera system has a 24MP AF lens, an 8MP “Ultra Wide” lens (F2.4) and a 5MP “Depth” lens. (VOA)

The Galaxy A9 features digital assistant Bixby, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health.

The device comes in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink colours and a 3D Glass-curved back.

The Galaxy 9 will be available in select markets including India from November.

Also Read: Huawei Honor Set To Launch Honor 8X

Samsung India last month launched Galaxy A7 with triple rear cameras for Rs 23,990 in blue, black and gold colours.

The Galaxy A7 sports 24MP main + 5MP live focus + 8MP ultra-wide sensors at the rear and a 24 MP selfie shooter. (IANS)

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