Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Puts The Blame On Galaxy S8

The new Samsung Galaxy smartphone is being snapped up by Australians in droves but there's one feature that won't have the local market talking.

Those who have pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S8 ready for its worldwide launch on April 21st will be able to take advantage of Bixby's augmented reality camera feature - dubbed Bixby Vision.

As Android Police reports, the Home feature is a clone of the Google Now feed while Vision represents the augmented-reality camera feature and Reminder feature is used for setting reminders.

One of the key features of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus handsets will not be available when the phones ship, the smartphone giant has revealed.

While Samsung's voice control won't be available at first, Bixby Vision, Home and Reminder all will be available from launch.

Samsung added: "When an application becomes Bixby-enabled, Bixby will be able to support nearly every task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface (i.e. touch commands)".

While us Brits had already been told full support for the company's new Siri-rivalling digital assistant Bixby would not be available at launch, users in the U.S. and Samsung's native Korea had been promised full day-one access. It's worth noting, however, that we ran into bugs and as recently as two weeks ago when previewing the new Galaxy S8. Samsung is "proudly" claiming that Bixby is the most intelligent virtual assistant on the market yet, capable of performing tasks that other virtual assistants can not. Both come with an Infinity display, giving you a massive 95% screen to body ratio. Moreover, the absence of reason will add to this downfall because the company had emphasized it too much.

In an official statement sent to Axios, Samsung has confirmed that its in-house virtual assistant, Bixby Voice, won't be available when the device goes on sale later this month.

  • Arturo Norris