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Samsung S9: How to Translate Languages in Real Time

By Carrie Murray, Thursday, May 10, 2018

Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy S9, which has the ability to translate languages using the phone's camera with its Bixby Vision feature. It actually has taken a big step forward in the Galaxy S9. With the Bixby Vision, you can translate road signs, menus in the restaurants and other stuff in 53 languages, searches for images similar to the recognized object, find landmarks or information about close places with your current location recognition, read QR code and so on.

In this post, we'll dig into its Samsung translator and you can check how to recognize and show translated text on the screen in no time. The idea of translating in real-time is great! For example, you can read street signs or the menu items in a foreign country through live camera translation in real time. This is extremely convenient when you’re traveling abroad. Now, let's see how it works.

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How to Translate Languages in Real Time on Galaxy S9/S9+?

Before you can use Bixby Vision on Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus to translate languages, you should make sure that your handset has been connected to a network and signed into your Samsung Account.

Step 1: You can open Bixby Vision from Camera, Gallery, screenshot or the Bixby vision app. In most of the cases, if you want to translate a text, you can launch the Bixby Vision by simply tapping the Bixby Vision icon (which looks like an eye) at the Camera app.

Step 2: Now point your Galaxy S9 or S9+'s camera at the word, phrase or text you want to translate. Then options including "Text," "Image," and "Shopping" will show up on the screen and you need to choose "Text". Once done, the words should translate to English or your native language instantly.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Translate Languages

Best Real Time Translator App You Should Know

However, if you're not using a Samsung S9, you can try a real time translator app to translate text into different languages. Google Translate app can be one of your best choices. It is completely compatible for both iOS and Android. It translates between 103 languages by typing and you can use your camera to translate text instantly in 38 languages (just does what the Samsung S9’s Bixby Vision does).

Best Real Time Translator App

When you launch the app, you will see the camera icon on the bottom left of the input field. Tap on it and you can align text you want to translate. Then you can see an instant translation will be displayed on the camera interface. Actually, the translation may not be perfect, but it's close enough to get you through tons of foreign items.

Another good part of this Google Translator app is: you can download languages onto your smartphone, which means you're able to translate most of the words in your trip even without a network.

If you have any question when translating languages on Samsung S9 or the above Google Translator app, you can leave a message on the comment area below to let us know!

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