In an interview with ET Telecom, Samsung's CEO for Southeast Asia, TM Roh, stated that the business is currently working on more sophisticated Galaxy AI features, which consumers can access on or after 2025. Additionally, he has affirmed that until at least 2025, the Galaxy AI features that debuted with the Galaxy S24 series will be free of charge.
On the other hand, information regarding the other Galaxy AI features that the company is presently developing is currently unavailable. TM Roh goes on to say that some of the upcoming, more powerful AI features on Galaxy devices will be reserved for those who are willing to pay for those premium experiences. This is comparable to what Microsoft and OpenAI are currently doing, which is to offer basic AI features for free and charge premium users to access ChatGPT and Copilot's full functionalities.
Samsung's Galaxy AI capabilities are presently restricted to its Galaxy S24 series (review) of smartphones, which are powered by the Exynos 2400 or Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoCs. Nonetheless, the business has declared that over 100 million Galaxy devices would have access to the Galaxy AI capabilities, suggesting that these features will soon be available on flagships from the previous generation, such the Galaxy S23 series and the Galaxy foldable. While Google powers some of the AI features on the Galaxy S24 series globally, Samsung has teamed up with Beidu to provide those features in China.
As of right now, Galaxy AI offers four main features: note assistance, photo assistance, transcription, live call translation, and circle to search. In a similar vein, the business also provides technologies such as an improved photo editor that enables users to crop or replace subjects in images, and a generative AI-powered wallpaper generator that can even be used with images taken on different devices.
In addition, Samsung declared that it is increasing its production in India and would shortly begin constructing Galaxy laptops there. Samsung has long been a manufacturer of monitors and smartphones.