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Samsung update brings Galaxy AI features to more devices

Samsung update brings Galaxy AI features to more devices

Samsung will soon bring Galaxy AI features for smartphones and tablets now to slightly older models than the recent Galaxy S24. The new features will also land on the Galaxy S23, Z Fold5, Flip5 and the Galaxy Tab 9 series.

The rollout of the Galaxy AI functionality will take place in late March via the One UI 6.1 update. In addition, the South Korean smartphone maker wants to bring Galaxy AI to smartwatches eventually, but no date has been set for that yet. Ultimately, more than 100 million Galaxy users should have access to the AI technology by the end of this year.

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Furthermore, Galaxy AI capabilities are free to use until at least the end of 2025. Whether it will actually have to be paid for after that is not yet clear.

However, restrictions

The arrival of Galaxy AI to older models of smartphones and tablets does have limitations. According to Samsung, certain features may not work on several older models. This is because, for example, photo editing runs online, while features such as Live Translate and generated summaries are run locally.

Galaxy AI features

Galaxy AI technology gives users a range of services. These include Chat Assist, Live Translate, Interpreter, Instant Slow-Mo, Note Assist and Generative Edit. Much of this builds on Google technology, so it remains to be seen how long it will be before Google Pixel phones also get most of these features. Ultimately, Circle to Search, for example, is simply a variation of Google Lens and is already available on the Pixel 8.

Other added technology

Finally, Samsung’s older high-end smartphone models will also get Bluetooth Auracast with the upcoming One UI update. With this, users will stream audio to multiple nearby devices.

Also read: Samsung launches Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra