How and When to Watch the Galaxy Note 8 Event Livestream

How and When to Watch the Galaxy Note 8 Event Livestream is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Galaxy Note 8 launch event Livestream kicks off tomorrow, August 23rd. Millions around the globe can tune in and see what’s next for Samsung. However, thanks to countless leaks and rumors we already know exactly what to expect. Here is how and when to watch the Note 8 get announced.

The event is Samsung Unpacked, and the Galaxy Note 8 will take center stage. Of course, most can’t head to New York and see it live, so you’ll need to watch it happen on the Livestream video below.

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The event starts on August 23rd at 8:00 AM PT, or 11:00 AM ET for those in the United States. Catch the excitement live on YouTube, as well as Samsung’s own website. You can expect a new Gear Fit 2 smart-band, some accessories, but most of the attention is on the Galaxy Note 8. Here are some last-minute details for those interested.

Users will be able to tune in and see the flagship phone unveiled and shown off on stage for the first time. Not to mention hearing about its bigger screen, new features, water-resistance, and possibly even a release date. Although so far we’re hearing it may come around September 9-15th.

How to Watch the Galaxy Note 8 Livestream

We mentioned a few ways to watch the event above, but this year Samsung actually has multiple ways you can tune in. Including a 360-degrees feed for the Gear VR. Again, that’s August 23rd at 8:00 AM PT.

Those are the four easiest ways to see Samsung’s new Note 8 get announced live on stage.

Galaxy Note 8 Release Info

Once Samsung formally announces the new Note 8, potential buyers will want to know when they can get one. Especially all the Note 7 refugees that had to return the last Note. For any and all the information you’ll ever need click here.

Countless leaks and rumors suggest a release date on September 15th. However, other leaks believe a date closer to September 6-9th is when Samsung will release it to the public. Either way, pre-orders should begin within a week of the announcement so you can reserve your very own Galaxy Note 8.

So what are we expecting? Samsung’s Note 8 should come with a bigger 6.3-inch Quad-HD Infinity display with curved edges. The Galaxy S8 gives us a good idea of what they have in store. It’ll be a little bigger, have dual cameras on the back, and of course the S-Pen stylus. This will likely be Samsung’s fastest, bigger and most powerful flagship smartphone released thus far.

For more information on the Galaxy Note 8 and whether or not you should buy one, check out our slideshow below.

Galaxy Note 8: 5 Reasons to Wait & 4 Reasons Not To

Wait If You Want the Best Display

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Wait If You Want the Best Display

If you want the biggest and best smartphone display on the market, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 will be the phone to buy. In fact, we're hearing it will have a huge 6.3-inch Infinity Display that looks great. Earlier this year the company debuted the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Both of those phones have bigger screens than any prior year, and tiny bezels or black bars around the screen. 

The Galaxy S8 release tells us a lot about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. Samsung will likely offer a similar screen where there are no physical button or a fingerprint scanner. It's all screen on the front. The sides will curve off the phone, and the black bars of bezel at the top and bottom are very minimal. Which gives it an edge-to-edge look Samsung calls an Infinity Display. 

Samsung went from 5.5-inches in the Galaxy S7 Edge to 6.2-inches with the Galaxy S8+. The company offered the same big jump from the Galaxy S7 to the Galaxy S8, and we anticipate the same for the Galaxy Note 8. 

If you want a big 6.3-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Infinity Display with tons of space for apps, games or business, the Galaxy Note 8 will be worth waiting for. Recent leaks suggest the bezels could be smaller than what we see with the Galaxy S8 too, making it feel like the entire phone is all screen on the front. 

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How and When to Watch the Galaxy Note 8 Event Livestream is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

Bixby Voice is Now Available in Over 200 Countries

Samsung’s virtual assistant hasn’t had the smoothest launch since the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were made available to the public. In fact, we first heard that Bixby Voice wouldn’t be available outside of Korea before the device was even released. Reports then pointed to a June release date for the United States but it wasn’t until July until the feature was officially launched. After a rocky launch though, it now looks like Samsung has been able to bring the feature to more than 200 countries worldwide.

Availability hasn’t been the only criticism that Samsung’s new virtual assistant has received. Granted, a delayed release date along with fierce competition has been a big reason why some people lost interest in the platform. Some people just feel Bixby is incomplete and duplicates a lot of other virtual assistant features that have been widely available on Android for years. Although some do like how deeply Bixby has been integrated into Samsung’s first-party applications.

After all of this work and effort, Samsung has been able to tackle one major issue the feature has had – availability. This week the company announced Bixby Voice capabilities are now available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. To use the feature right now though, you will need to own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8+. Samsung does say it’s working on expanding the availability of Bixby, and like other Samsung services we can expect it to arrive to lower-end devices in some (perhaps diluted) form.

Not only are they working on bringing the feature to even more countries, but they also mention additional languages, devices, features and third-party applications. It will be interesting to see if they can (or want to) release Bixby for older and non-flagship devices as that could really expand its reach. It also makes sense to hear that they want to integrate these voice commands into more 3rd-party applications too, so they are likely trying to work with some of the more popular applications on the market.


Source: Samsung Newsroom

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Samsung’s Bixby Voice now available in over 200 countries

Samsung‘s Bixby Voice, the feature that lets Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners control a variety of functions on their device with just their voice, has had a staggered rollout throughout the year. It launched first in South Korea, and, following a public beta period, finally launched in the United States back in July.

There’s still room to grow, though, and Samsung made that clear with an official announcement that Bixby has rolled out to over 200 countries across the globe, in places like South Africa, the UK, Canada, and Australia. However, the feature still only supports two languages: Korean and U.S. English.

Samsung is positioning Bixby Voice’s rollout not just as a welcome addition to new markets, but also a means to make the feature even better. Samsung says Bixby Voice improves over time through usage, so getting more people to use it is important. Moreover, Samsung says that Bixby Voice’s rollout isn’t finished, with the feature heading to more markets and supporting more languages in the future.

For now, Samsung is rolling out Bixby Voice to more countries while also preparing for the impending arrival of the Galaxy Note 8.

Have you tried out Bixby Voice yet?