Galaxy AI was the feature that Samsung promoted heavily during the launch of the Galaxy S24 series. We have previously shared that Samsung will be bringing some of the Galaxy AI features to older devices, but now we have confirmation of which of the features will be rolled out.
As a quick recap, the earlier conversation between Samsung and Android Authority listed the models that would see Galaxy AI. The update is expected to arrive around the first half of 2024:
Based on posts seen on X, Samsung is now officially listing what Galaxy AI features the Galaxy S23 series will receive. We checked the official Samsung Malaysia page and confirmed that they have listed some models with the “Coming soon” label for Galaxy AI.
Here are the incoming Galaxy AI features heading to the S23 series:
- Circle to Search
- Live Translate
- Note Assist
- Photo Assist
Circle to Search allows users to search anything on screen by just circling the image to, well, search. Live Translate allows real time conversation translation for calls and chats. Note Assist will help transcribe your recordings into notes, and even summarise the the entire transcript into key bullet points Lastly, Photo Assist offer new editing options that previously only available on desktops such as subject relocation and background fill using generative AI.
There are other AI features that Samsung introduced with the 2024 flagship, but no hints if Samsung will be bringing it to the Galaxy S23 series. Oddly enough, the Galaxy Fold 5 and Flip 5 listing are missing the ‘Coming soon’ label for Galaxy AI.
When asked “What about older and non-flagship models?”, Samsung’s YJ Kim, the AI team lead for Samsung MX (Mobile eXperience) Business said that it will be a challenge as AI requires computing power and memory, and the hardware itself must support the minimum requirement for the AI model to run on-device.
He added that the most challenging area to which Samsung paid the most attention is optimisation. He said providing AI is one thing but the most important is to optimise it so that it could run on-device.
Samsung however did not rule out the possibility of Galaxy AI coming to lower-end devices.