TechSamsung extends Galaxy AI to select older models, leaving S22 users in the cold

Samsung extends Galaxy AI to select older models, leaving S22 users in the cold

Will Galaxy AI be introduced to older Samsung smartphone models?
Will Galaxy AI be introduced to older Samsung smartphone models?
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10:41 PM EST, January 28, 2024, updated: 4:43 AM EST, March 7, 2024

Even though the Galaxy AI is a prominent new feature in the latest Galaxy S24 series, it was made clear earlier on that it would not be an exclusive attribute to the newest models. Following the presentation of the new development, Samsung announced that this artificial intelligence technology would also be implemented in all models from the Galaxy S23 series, foldable phones like the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5, and the Galaxy Tab S9 tablets.

Performance requirements can justify the list's focus on top-tier models from 2023. However, including the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE model in the list is surprising. This phone is powered by the Exynos 2200 processor, originally from the Galaxy S22 series. This leads to the question - will the S22 model users also have access to Galaxy AI? Unfortunately, the answer is no.

Samsung Addresses the Galaxy AI Compatibility with Older Models

Patrick Chomet, the Director of Customer Service at Samsung, confirmed in an interview with TechRadar that the Galaxy AI would be introduced to last year's models, including the previously mentioned Galaxy S23 FE. But what about the S22 series?

"We understand that the Galaxy AI works efficiently on the Galaxy S24 series, and we are confident about its operation on the S23. However, we are unsure how the average user's intensive use of artificial intelligence will influence device and cloud resources," explained the Samsung representative.

Chomet points out that not just the device's performance is crucial but also how some features function in the cloud. Supporting an additional generation of smartphones could potentially add millions of users, possibly straining servers. Given that the technology is fresh, Samsung cites uncertainty about how heavily users will employ it.

The Samsung representative indicated that the company is concentrating on accommodating the previous generation, although plans may change. For the time being, the addition of the Galaxy AI function is announced only for last year's high-end devices, and this is expected to roll out in the first half of this year.

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