Everyday life is filled with extra little steps you have to take to do what you want to do. Samsung designed Bixby to take care of more of them for you, so you can focus on what matters to you most. When you open the industry-leading camera on the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, you can tap Bixby’s Vision* button to see what Bixby can do for you through your smartphone camera.
Bixby vision simplifies multi-step everyday activities — like shopping for cosmetics or finding information on local landmarks — to a single movement. All you have to do is open Bixby’s vision service within the camera app on your Galaxy S9/S9+ to make use of a range of amazing features that help you see and do things you couldn’t before. Here’s a quick guide to a few of them.
Just by aiming the Galaxy S9/s9+ camera at an object, Bixby’s Shopping Mode will search for the same or similar items for sale online and provide links directly to retailers where you can make a purchase the moment inspiration strikes you.
If you see someone out and about with the shoes you covet, just “point and shop.” It also works with the Gallery app, assessing items from photos so they can be referenced later. You can use Bixby Shopping to replenish your favorite cooking spices and beauty products and purchase everything from diapers to sneakers to Samsung TVs.
When you’re traveling in a foreign country and don’t know the language, everything from getting around the city to ordering a meal can be an adventure in the unknown. With Live Translation, Bixby can capture the text it finds in an image and provide translation without needing to take a photo. With real-time translation in 54 input languages and 104 output languages**, you can read signs and menus all over the world.
Bixby’s Place Mode gives you information about the places and spaces around you, from local attractions and landmarks to restaurants, museums, and more. Details about the surrounding area shift with the direction the camera is pointed, syncing with a map app to make navigation and information instant and easy. Point the camera at the sky and Bixby knows to display the day’s weather forecast.
Use Bixby’s Food Mode to get real time information about the estimated calories and nutritional details of the food you are eating. It even syncs directly with the Food Tracker in Samsung Health, logging details to make managing a diet as easy as possible. It can provide recipes and videos of a dish so home chefs can make it at home.
With so many grape varieties and wine producers out there, choosing the perfect wine can be confusing and full of guesswork. Wine Mode with Bixby makes things crystal clear, providing details about the wine’s rating as well as the vineyard it came from and even suggested food pairings.
Bixby’s Makeup Mode allows users to try on makeup virtually. The mode intuitively understands the shape of individual features and applies makeup appropriately. Create whole makeup “looks,” or mix and match individual lipsticks, eyeshadows, eyeliner and more to find the perfect combination. Bixby Makeup Mode has also partnered with regional retailers to provide the latest colors and products, linking directly to their store for instant purchasing.
Bixby also lets you scan QR Codes and use Image Mode to search for photos . As Samsung continues to innovate, expect Bixby to continue to get even better at understanding and interacting with the world around it.