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Samsung's One UI 6.1 update expands Galaxy AI features
Wed, 28th Feb 2024

Samsung Electronics has announced a significant software update to its One UI 6.1 system, aimed at extending Galaxy AI features to a broader range of Galaxy devices. With a rollout planned for the end of March, the One UI 6.1 update offers an elevated mobile AI experience for users of the Galaxy S23 series, S23 FE, Z Fold5, Z Flip5, and the Tab S9 series.

Internationally recognised for pushing boundaries in the field of mobile innovation, Samsung's latest update seeks to democratise the mobile AI experience further. This new offering combines both on-device and cloud-based AI, closely aligning with the technology in the recently launched Galaxy S24 series.

TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics, described the Galaxy AI as being not just a pioneer in this new era of mobile AI but also as an empowerment tool for users. "Our goal with Galaxy AI is to make AI more accessible. This is only the beginning of Galaxy AI, as we plan to bring the experience to over 100 million Galaxy users within 2024 and continue to innovate ways to harness the unlimited possibilities of mobile AI," said TM Roh.

The latest UI update brings a host of Galaxy AI features designed to break down communication barriers. Available on AI-supported models, these functions include the Chat Assist tool, which can adjust message tone and translate messages in 13 different languages. Meanwhile, the Live Translate and Interpreter features facilitate real-time interaction and spontaneous conversation, offering both voice and text translations for phone calls and live discussions.

Beyond enhancing communication, the new update seeks to streamline user experience in day-to-day tasks. Features such as the Circle to Search with Google and Note Assist are set to improve search functions and note-making facilities. In addition, Browsing Assist and Transcript Assist can create comprehensive summaries of news articles, transcribe meeting recordings, and provide translations. These tools, all optimised for AI-supported models, aim to increase productivity and efficiency.

Samsung's Galaxy AI also brings several advanced artistic tools to foster and enable user creativity. The Generative Edit feature enables users to resize, reposition, or realign objects in photos easily. At the same time, Edit Suggestion and Instant Slow-mo10 tools make photo enhancement and action-packed video capturing a breeze. Further creativity and customisation are offered through AI-generated wallpapers, allowing users to personalise their AI-supported devices to reflect their artistic inclinations.

This rollout signifies an impressive leap in the tech giant's mission to democratise AI technology and make it available to larger groups of people. By equipping its devices with advanced AI features, Samsung continues to be at the forefront of the mobile technology industry, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible.