Pixel 8 and Galaxy S24 May Lack Power for All On-Device AI Tasks

What you should know

  • The Galaxy S24 series will heavily focus on artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, with Samsung even referring to the device as an ‘AI phone’.
  • Despite the AI emphasis, the Galaxy S24 may not be able to perform all AI tasks on-device and may require external server support, similar to Google’s Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
  • Leaked information suggests that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will feature a range of AI-powered features, including Live Translate, Nightography Zoom, Generative Edit, High Resolution, and Screen Display.
  • The competition between tech giants like Samsung, Google, and Apple in the realm of AI is expected to result in faster development and more features for consumers.

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Whoa, hold your horses! Or in the language of phone chips, they’d probably exclaim: “Caramba – AI!” They’re being put through their paces with these artificial intelligence tasks. These tasks are no walk in the park, but hey, that’s life. So, the chips and their makers better shape up for the whirlwind that’s about to hit.

You’ve probably heard by now, the Galaxy S24 series is all about AI and the bells and whistles that come with it. Samsung has been throwing around the term ‘AI phone’ for the Galaxy S24 for a while. There’s more to it though. A Samsung bigwig reportedly told his team to find a new term for ‘smartphone’. Something that can replace ‘AI phone’, but doesn’t sound too much like ‘iPhone’.

Now, there’s a rumor floating around. It says that no matter how mighty the Galaxy S24 might be, it won’t be able to handle some AI tasks on its own. It’s like the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro situation. These phones, despite their heavy AI marketing, rely on Google’s servers for a helping hand.

What’s the catch, you ask? A new post from the tipster Arsène Lupin (sounds familiar? That’s the gentleman thief from a century ago) unveils some official info about the Galaxy S24 Ultra. The tagline? “Do more with the most epic Galaxy yet”.

There’s more leaked info hinting that not all AI tasks will be done on-device. Features like Live Translate, Nightography Zoom, Generative Edit, High Resolution, and Screen Display will require an internet connection and a Samsung account login.

Here’s the tweet itself. It sounds a lot like the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro AI routine – they send some tasks (like photos that are retouched with Magic Editor) to Google’s servers for completion.

The AI competition between Samsung, Google, and Apple is heating up, and that’s good news for us. We’re likely to get more features, and faster. The line between healthy competition and outright copying is thin in the tech world, but we shouldn’t worry too much about it.

There’s one area where Samsung could really up its game: the Call Screen feature. Google is already a star in this field. Sure, playing with more photo/video editing tricks is cool. But having a refined Call Screen feature isn’t just fun – it’s a relief.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynnhttps://www.phonesinsights.com
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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