Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Korean Giant Aims to Restore Note’s Reputation With 4K Display, Bixby Feature

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be released in 2017. What will the company do to restore users’ faith in the brand?

The Galaxy series of smartphones is the most popular and most successful series from Samsung. It did manage to sell a lot of units in 2016, but it experienced a major setback. This is due to the faulty and exploding batteries of the S6 and S7.

Exploding phones can do more damage to a company nowadays, since information can be readily shared online. This is a major concern for Samsung since this could affect future sales, a big blow to revenue statistics.

More And More Features

According to Forbes, the Korean company has its attention focused on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It is reported that the 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) AMOLED display is a result of the rise of VR. The resolution is touted the ideal viewing environment for long periods. Plus, considering the size of the battery of the Note, it’s a no-brainer to add a 4K screen to the phone.

VR technology is brand new, and there might be no need to put a 4K screen on the Note. Perhaps Samsung has to wait for the technology to mature before putting it on new products.

Hello, Artificial Intelligence

This isn’t the only feature Samsung has in store for competitors this year. There are reports that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have its own voice assistant, Bixby.

According to GSM Arena, Bixby will be the Korean company’s own voice-activated AI system. It will compete against Alexa, Cortana, and Siri. In addition to this, the AI assistant will be recorded with a male voice. This alone is already leagues different from other female-voiced AI systems in the market.

At first, the feature was only a rumor, but it was confirmed when Samsung acquired AI startup Viv. Much of the people in the company worked on Apple’s Siri, so it’s safe to assume that Bixby will be a better and more updated.

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