Samsung might be making AirPod-like headphones powered by its smart assistant Bixby that could launch with the Galaxy Note 8 next month, according to a report from Etnews. The headphones will allegedly feature noise-canceling technology as well, the report says.
The main issue with this is Bixby, is well, trash. It’s just not good right now, and launching a pair of expensive Bluetooth headphones won’t help that situation. Until Samsung can get Bixby up to par with the Alexas and Siris of the world, any Bixby-centered product will quite possibly be a letdown.
Samsung was rumored to be working on a Bixby speaker as well, but reports now say those plans have been abandoned.
The report also states a Samsung executive saying the device isn’t final yet, so it may not happen as soon as we think. But who knows, maybe Samsung has a major Bixby update in the works and this AirPod competitor will be great. Anything is likely, (except for Bixby being useful right now).