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According to recent reports, Samsung might be bringing its new Bixby voice assistant to the Galaxy Note FE before launching the Galaxy Note 8 later this year.
According to Korean news site ETNews, the Galaxy Note FE - that stands for "fan edition" and will use a lot of the leftover Note 7 parts and will launch in Korea on July 7 and will come with Bixby built-in. The voice assistant debuted on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but without the voice capabilities, but we will see it first on the Note FE.
If the rumor is true, it could mean that Bixby will be coming to a more affordable device than Samsung's flagship range of products.
Since the Note 7 didnt have a Bixby button, so we dont know for sure if the Note FE would have one, as it uses the same case as the original phone. Both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have a dedicated hardware button to activate the assistant.
ETNews further suggests that Samsung originally planned to make 150,000 units of the phone, but it has now upped the order to 450,000 that it will be distributing in its home market.
This means we might not get to see the Note FE launched around the world, and it might be a Korean market exclusive.