Samsung’s Galaxy AI options may very well be coming to the Galaxy S22 sequence in any case

We beforehand reported that Samsung received’t be bringing Galaxy AI options to the Galaxy S22 sequence owing to {hardware} limitations, nevertheless it appears to be like like the corporate is reviewing its place on Galaxy AI compatibility.

Within the fast aftermath of the Galaxy S24 launch, Samsung informed us that it was “limiting Galaxy AI to last-gen gadgets” so as to “guarantee” that its “AI experiences [could] be supported by cellular efficiency.” In different phrases, the corporate wasn’t in a position to verify on the time whether or not the Exynos 2200 chipset powering the Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely may deal with the calls for of Galaxy AI.

Nonetheless, talking on the firm’s annual shareholder assembly in Korea (by way of Naver), Samsung head honcho TM Roh has since teased that Galaxy AI options may very well be coming to older Galaxy telephones just like the Galaxy S22, in any case. 

“Galaxy AI is aiming for ‘hybrid AI’ that mixes not solely cloud-based AI but additionally on-device AI expertise that’s tremendously affected by {hardware} efficiency,” Roh defined. “To do on-device AI [on devices with hardware limitations], lots of efforts are wanted […] however assets and efforts are being invested […] We’re conducting lots of evaluate on the earlier fashions.”

We already know {that a} choose group of current Samsung gadgets – together with the Galaxy S23, Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 – are because of obtain Galaxy AI options by way of the corporate’s imminent One UI 6.1 replace, so “earlier fashions” on this occasion should essentially confer with the Galaxy S22 sequence (and, maybe, even older gadgets).

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus

The AI-powered Circle to Search function in motion on the Galaxy S24 Plus (Picture credit score: Future / Axel Metz)

In fact, Roh’s feedback aren’t too dissimilar from what Samsung’s Head of Buyer Expertise, Patrick Chomet, informed us again at Galaxy Unpacked 2024: “We’re studying, we’re going step-by-step. We all know that Galaxy AI works properly on the Galaxy S24 sequence and we all know it would work properly on [the Galaxy S23 series]. However we don’t know what the depth of AI utilization will probably be for the common buyer, and [therefore how that] depth will influence on-device assets and cloud assets.”

Evidently, although, Samsung now has a greater understanding of what “the depth of AI utilization for the common buyer” is, and due to this fact how the “on-device assets” of older Galaxy telephones may reckon with the challenges of this utilization.

Mood expectations

Samsung Galaxy S23 FE review

The Galaxy S23 FE makes use of the identical chipset because the Galaxy S22 (Picture credit score: Future / Philip Berne)

After all, Samsung is making no guarantees concerning the Galaxy S22’s future compatibility with Galaxy AI. However because the Galaxy S23 FE – which is set to obtain Galaxy AI options within the coming days – makes use of the identical Exynos 2200 chipset as Samsung’s 2022 flagship, there’s a small glimmer of hope. 

That mentioned, even when Samsung does uncover that it may deliver Galaxy AI options to the Galaxy S22 sequence, there’s no assure that it’s going to. The corporate could determine to ‘gatekeep’ its AI software program from previous-generation Galaxy telephones so as to drive gross sales of the perfect Samsung telephones. And whereas, for apparent causes, that kind of synthetic market segmentation received’t go down properly with Galaxy S22 house owners, it’s not all that totally different from Apple limiting its ProRaw and ProRes digicam tech (amongst different image-related options) to the perfect iPhones.


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