The Samsung Galaxy S24 series launched last week with several AI-enabled features, and we now know that a select group of existing Samsung devices — including the Galaxy S23, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and Galaxy Z Flip 5 — will benefit from Galaxy AI improvements in the coming months. . But what about the Samsung Galaxy S22 line?
The Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra are less than two years old, but according to Samsung's head of customer experience, Patrick Chomet, none of the company's 2022 devices are expected to benefit from a high-end Galaxy phone. AI features – at least not anytime soon.
Speaking to TechRadar after Galaxy Unpacked 2024, Chomet told us: “First of all, to get [these features] There has been a lot of work on the Galaxy S24 series. I am tired. In fact, T.M. Roh [President of Samsung’s mobile division] He wanted to announce [at Unpacked] We can support Galaxy S23 devices with Galaxy AI, which we will do [now be doing] During the first half of the year.
“We want to ensure that our AI experiments can be supported over time [mobile] Performance, which leads to CPU and GPU capacity,” Chomet continued. “So far, we are learning; We are going step by step. We know Galaxy AI works well on the Galaxy S24 series and we know it will work well on them [the Galaxy S23 series]. But we don't know how intensive the use of AI will be for the average customer [therefore how that] Density will affect on-device and cloud resources.
“First, we want to ensure the quality and performance of what we publish. Then we will learn how people use it [these features] And performance tuning. Number two, we're going to spread out [Galaxy AI] On a second set of devices — specifically, the S23, S23 FE, Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5, and Tab S9 — to see how they work.
When probing the chipset homology between the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE and the Samsung Galaxy S22 – both phones use Samsung's own Exynos 2200 chipset – Chomet acknowledged the fact but added: “For now, we're limiting Galaxy AI to last-gen devices.”
In all likelihood, Samsung's new Galaxy AI features will be added to the 2023 phones mentioned above – the S23, S23 FE, Z Fold 5, etc. – via the One UI 6.1 update. But it looks like phones in the Galaxy S22 line (and earlier) won't get the same treatment, despite also being eligible for the One UI 6.1 update.
Chomet was careful to use language like “right now” and “step-by-step” when discussing future compatibility with Galaxy AI, but since Samsung sees its new features as part of the “flagship Galaxy experience,” we think it's unlikely the Galaxy will be given The S22 will receive more attention later – especially with more Samsung products announced in 2024.
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