Today as part of his latest Galaxy Unpacked eventSamsung announced a whole range of AI-powered features for the S24 Family. However, buried in the news is information that Samsung will also port at least some of these tools to last year’s premium phones and tablets.
After Samsung asked Engadget in an email about which devices were specifically covered, it confirmed that the company “looks forward to bringing the Galaxy AI experience to market.” Galaxy S23 series, including the S23FE, ZFold5/ZFlip5 And Tab S9 later in this first half.
Samsung’s new AI tools include things like Chat Assist, which can translate languages in real time or make tone corrections in texts and emails, Suggested Edits in Photos, which should automatically correct things like shadows and reflections, and Circle to Search, which is powered by Google and combines traditional text-based queries with visual search, similar to the Google Lens app.
It’s currently unclear whether the full suite of Galaxy AI features will be available on every device or whether the tools will be ported on a case-by-case basis. And without the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chips used in the S24 series to power them, it remains to be seen how big the performance hit could be in older models. Still, it’s really nice to see Samsung committing to incorporating at least some of its new software into last year’s flagship devices, as it helps ensure people don’t feel like they’re stuck after a year or less Having to upgrade.