This summer, the 8th generation of the Galaxy Note series will be launched, and with Note 9 a new version of the Bixby virtual assistant will be released, a year and a few months after its introduction for the first time on the Galaxy S8.
So far, some rumors and speculation have emerged, but now Gray G. Lee, the head of the AI Center at Samsung, told the South Korean press that Bixby 2.0 will be released on the new flagship phablet.
According to Samsung’s official, Bixby 2.0 will come with new features, a more natural language processes, improved noise resistance capability and quicker response times.
The virtual assistant has been launched on smartphones, but Samsung is now using it for other product categories as well, including home appliances. That’s why the South Korean company is planning to increase the number of employees working at Bixby to 1,000 specialists.
Galaxy Note 9 could be released much earlier this year, either at the end of July or early August, the main reason being the moving ahead of the entire launch calendar to make room for the foldable smartphone which will be released in 2019.