When the Samsung Galaxy S8 launches later this year it will reportedly include the company’s own AI assistant, Bixby. Today, a new rumor claims that Bixby will support up to 8 languages at launch.

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The South Korean-based ETNews, who first reported this story based on its unnamed sources, claims the languages that Bixby will include at launch are English, Korea, Chinese, and five other unspecified languages. The story points out that, at the moment, the Google Assistant AI that’s included in that company’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones supports just five languages (English, German, Brazilian, Portuguese and Hindi).

It certainly makes sense that Bixby would be able to understand English, Korean and Chinese, as they cover a huge amount of the markets where the Galaxy S8 would be sold. It will be interesting to find out what the other five languages turn out to be.

Bixby is rumored to be included in other upcoming Samsung products, including its smart TVs and appliances. The AI may also be used in all of the pre-installed apps that will be included with the Galaxy S8. If true, the app could be a major challenge to not only Google Assistant but to other AI apps and services like Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Apple’s Siri.

Samsung is rumored to show a sneak peak of the Galaxy S8 on Feb. 26 as part of its 2017 Mobile World Congress trade show press event in Barcelona, Spain. The official reveal is rumored to happen in late March, followed by the phone going on sale worldwide sometime in mid-April.

Do you think you will be using Bixby if it is included as part of the Samsung Galaxy S8? Let us know if you will be using this latest digital AI in the comments!

John Callaham
John was a newspaper reporter before becoming a technology and video/PC gaming writer in 2000. He lives in Greer, SC with his wife and five cats.
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  • Hindi might not be excluded.

  • Jose Angel Acosta

    just five languages (English, German, Brazilian, Portuguese and Hindi).

    Brazilian langiage doesnt existe, In Brasil people speak Portugese, as in Mexico people dont speak ‘Mexican’ but Spanish (aslo named Castillan)

    • Bojan Radovanović

      I was just wondering which language is “Brazilian” since i have never heard of it, but you were faster.
      I think it will be a Spanish, not Japanese, that is supposed to be 5.
      It would make more sense, since it is one of most used language in the world.

      • Jose Angel Acosta

        The Article’s mistake is about Google Assistant which actually support Japanese instead ‘brazilian’.

        I think Google Assistant support for Spanish delays due lower availability of spanish spoken staff since latin american countries (except Venezuela) neither Spain exports that much extendentary IT professionals, as does India, Brazil or Turkey (many turkish speak German as Indian speaks English).

        Samsung in contrast has in Latin America and Spain Major Makets where they Easy Lead over Apple and most Android rivals, as From Samsung Note 2/S4 era they included a ‘siri’ rival that supported Spanish from Day 0, It wont strange to me to see spanish listed in these 5 remaining Bixby supported languages.

        • Bojan Radovanović

          but, it’s second language in US, so i guess that many of IT geeks there is latinos also ;)

          • Jose Angel Acosta

            Yes, but US Latinos are as expensive as US Anglos… not cheap as Indian english-spoken …

          • Bojan Radovanović

            Well, that’s another problem… All man must have be equal, and therefore equally payed.

  • Flow

    Bixby sounds like a british butler wtf

    • Choda Boy

      What is wrong with British butlers?

      • Flow

        Idk, it’s wierd.

  • mark

    Siri isn’t an AI, it’s their name for voice recognition that even the first version of Android had.

  • Rubens Novicki Neto

    OMFG BRAZILIAN IS NOT A LANGUAGE!!!!!! HERE IN BRAZIL WE SPEAK PORTUGUESE!!!! P O R T U G U E S E!!!! DID YOU GOT IT JOHN CALLAHAM???? IT IS THE SECOND TIME I SEE THIS WRITTEN IN AN ARTICLE

  • HeatFan786

    Here’s to Bixby being better than S-Voice. The Google Assistant and Alexa set high bars. If Bixby is even better than the lobotomized AI Apple calls Siri, I will be pleasantly surprised.