Samsung's Galaxy Home HomePod killer, the next phase of the Bixby language assistant and the company's widely talked folding phone : that's just part of what we expect the Korean Tech -Gigant at his big event on the 7th of November in San Francisco. Samsung completely discontinued the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 in August at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. However, this San Francisco event is more about software – think about Apple's [1
9] WWDC builds and Google. We're definitely going to talk a lot about application programming interfaces and the like, because Samsung wants to involve more third-party developers for its Bixby Digital Assistant and its Tizen smartwatch operating system. Expect more information on the intelligent Galaxy Home loudspeaker already released in Brooklyn, and maybe – maybe – just look at the next generation foldable phone.
Live here: Wednesday, November 7
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Event start time: 10 am PT, 1 pm ET, 6 pm BST, 5 pm AEST Thursday (See the start time, where you are)
Live Event Video: Samsung transmits the event live on YouTube and the feed starts at 10:00 pm PT. Watch it live, right above.
Complete Schedule: The conference will be held on November 7th and 8th with streamed keynote addresses on both days. Here is the complete itinerary.
What to Expect
Here is a summary of what Samsung is expected to discuss in San Francisco. Note that these rumors may not be confirmed.
Samsung's Falttelefon : It's not a flip phone, but a flip phone – imagine a tablet you fold and put in your pocket. Whether we see a complete revelation or just enough details to get developers started, you can only guess. (We may not see anything either.)
Galaxy Home Intelligent Speaker : We know it looks like a cauldron and that it uses the Bixby Speech Assistant … that's it. How much is it and will it be here for the holidays? Expect Samsung to answer these questions – we hope.
More Bixby: With fighting Apple against Amazon and Google – the Coke and Pepsi of the modern smart home world – Samsung's Smart Assistant has done its work for it. But this sort of gathering of developers is the perfect place to introduce Big Plans for the New Year and swing for the fences.
Not expected – Galaxy S10 : The following up to the S9 is not expected until 2019. Probably codenamed "Beyond," a more traditional (non-folding) phone will include an in-screen fingerprint reader and 5G options. We do not expect any mention at this year's Developer Conference – the Mobile World Congress show in February is more likely – but who knows? Maybe Samsung will tease us with something.
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