January 29, 2024 – Samsung has recently unveiled its latest Galaxy S24 series smartphones, along with the announcement that Galaxy AI will be making its way to a selection of older devices.
According to the company, this includes smartphones from the Galaxy S23 lineup, specifically the S23, S23+, S23 Ultra, and S23 FE models. Additionally, the Galaxy Tab S9 series of tablets, comprising the Tab S9, S9+, and S9 Ultra, as well as the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Flip5 foldable smartphones, are also compatible.
In an interview, Patrick Chomet, the head of Samsung’s customer experience department, stated that Galaxy AI will not be extended to older models released before 2023, such as the Galaxy S22 series. He explained that the company wants to ensure that its AI experiences are supported by the performance capabilities of mobile devices over time, which requires CPU and GPU power.
Chomet further noted that Samsung is uncertain about the intensity of AI usage among average consumers and how it might impact device resources and cloud infrastructure. He emphasized that the company’s priority is to guarantee the quality and performance of the deployed features before gauging user behavior and making any necessary performance adjustments.
Earlier, the head of Samsung’s MX division had clarified that the company currently has no plans to charge for Galaxy AI features this year, instead focusing on enhancing user experiences with AI capabilities.