Why your next smartphone will be powered by AI tools

With all major brands betting big on AI features, experts say your next phone will have advanced software whether you're looking for it or not.


Your next smartphone is likely to get its 'smarts' from artificial intelligence after the world's biggest manufacturer revealed plans to install generative AI tools inside more handsets. The AI-powered features unveiled by Samsung on Thursday include software that composes email messages based on prompts, suggests text message responses based on past conversations, and generative AI tools that can add to or alter photos. But the South Korean tech giant will not be alone in its AI push as rivals Apple and Google have announced plans to deploy AI technology in their upcoming devices, and analysts predict more than two in every five smartphones will rely on the technology by 2027.

Samsung demonstrated its latest AI creations while launching the Galaxy Z Fold6 and Flip6 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, adding to AI software it revealed in January. The company was committed to introducing more of its customers to generative AI tools, president TM Roh told the audience. "Galaxy AI will be available in 200 million Galaxy devices this year," he said.

"The impact will be profound." New AI tools installed in the two folding phones, due for release on July 31, will include features to transcribe voice recordings, translate foreign languages in real-time, edit photos automatically and add objects into existing photos by interpreting a user's drawing. An updated version of Google's Circle-to-Search feature will also solve algebraic equations captured on camera, and a potentially contr.