A Samsung staffer’s LinkedIn page appears to have confirmed the company’s plans for a new artificial intelligence–powered assistant on the Galaxy S8 smartphone.
June K Sung, a Samsung employee in the US, has revealed on LinkedIn that he is working on, “the execution and delivery for Samsung's upcoming AI (Artificial Intelligence) assistant on Galaxy S8.”
While Samsung has intimated that it is working on its own rival to Siri and Google Assistant, this is the first time that plans have emerged directly from the Korean company’s staff.
It also marks the first confirmation of the new device’s name, with Samsung sticking with the naming strategy which has served it well for the past seven years.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to launch on 29th March according to a recent leak. There will be two models, each running the latest Android Nougat software and packing a curved display. One version will come in at 5.8–inches, the other a larger 6.2–inch device.
Samsung last week confirmed it was also prepping a new Galaxy Note 8 model for later this year.