Samsung Galaxy S8 could feature a dedicated button to trigger new voice assistant

Samsung is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone soon and the rumour mill has been churning out a number of speculations. The latest one suggests that the upcoming handset might come with a special hardware key that will open up its all new AI assistant.

report from The Wall Street Journal says, “The latest internal prototypes of the premium Galaxy S8 handset include a button on the side edge of the smartphone that would be used to launch a beefed-up virtual assistant. however, the prototypes aren’t final and could change.”

Another source confirms these claims, well almost. New case renders from mobile accessory website have surfaced which clearly show that, if true, the handset could sees a fourth physical button. Of course having an extra button does not mean that it will trigger the AI assistant, it could very well be for the camera. The website further suggests that Samsung’s new digital voice assistant will be called ‘Bixby’ and is all ready to be rolled out.

Moreover if we look as the renders carefully, rumours around the handset not having a home button also lineup. This means that the Galaxy S8 could feature a unique fingerprint sensor embedded under the display. Also, we still have a cut-out for the 3.5mm audio jack, which will be a sigh of relief for many.

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