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Samsung AI System Now Available in Iran

Samsung AI System Now Available
Samsung AI System Now Available

Samsung Electronics has announced that Bixby’s voice capabilities have expanded to more than 200 countries and territories including Iran.

Dubbed Bixby, the artificial intelligence system enables users to experience a smarter way to interact with their phones.

The service was initially launched in South Korea and the US. The intelligent interface currently supports English and Korean but in an official statement the company has vowed to add other languages in the upcoming months.

Samsung’s official statement sent to Financial Tribune via email does not mention whether Bixby will support Persian or not. However, the company has a long history of presence in Iran and so far has championed localized services in the country.

Bixby allows users to create a custom voice command. For example, you can use the command “good night” as a shortcut for “Turn on Do-Not-Disturb mode, set an alarm for 6:00 AM and turn on the blue light filter.”

Bixby also “understands” more complicated commands compared to its rivals. For example, if you take a photo and then tell Bixby to “send the picture just taken to mom,” Bixby understands cross-application commands and will know which photo you are referring to and will text it to your mom.

Samsung’s executive vice president and head of R&D, software and services, Injong Rhee says “The expansion of Bixby’s voice capabilities is an initial step in the continued rollout of Bixby functionality. In the future, Bixby will have the learning power to offer more intelligent and personalized interactions and seamless connections across more devices.”

 New Dual Camera Products

After unveiling its flagship product Galaxy Note 8, the South Korean tech giant is gearing up to introduce Galaxy J7+, another dual-camera smart device.

The J7+ targets the mid-range segment and its dual camera supports the company’s new “Live Focus” portrait mode, similar to the Galaxy Note 8.

Galaxy J7+ would be the successor to the popular J7 phone and will sport the new “ISOCELL” dual image sensors.

The phone is expected to come with specifications such as full-metal body and 5.5-inch full-HD display and is to be equipped with an Octa-core 2.4GHz chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage with microSD support.

In terms of camera specs, J7+ will have two rear cameras with 13MP and 5MP resolutions. There will also be a 16MP selfie camera on the front.

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