Samsung Galaxy S23 will have access to Galaxy AI from March

From March, the Samsung Galaxy S23 will also have access to the Galaxy AI functions that were launched with the Galaxy S24.

With the launch of the Galaxy S24 series, Samsung not only brought new phones to the market, but also a range of AI functions. These ‘Galaxy AI’ functions were initially only intended for Samsung’s latest devices, but would also come to older devices over time.

It has now become clear exactly which functions will be involved. For example, Google’s new Circle to Search function is already coming to phones. The Live Translate, Note Assist and Photo Assist functions will also be introduced on older Samsung devices. Samsung UK posted that information last week accidentally online.

What was not mentioned is when the functions will actually arrive on the older Samsungs. The features are most likely part of upcoming One UI update, to version 6.1. According to X user @BennettBuhner that update will be released next month, after which S23 owners will also be able to use the AI ​​functions.

This only applies to the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. Devices from the S22 or any previous series will not have AI functions. Do you have a recent folding phone from Samsung? If your Galaxy Z Fold or Galaxy Z Flip has the serial number 5, you will soon also be able to use AI functions. The most recent Galaxy Tab S9 series will also soon have AI functions.

One UI 6.1

One UI 6.1 brings a number of improvements. For example, the animations will soon look a little better and users will get AI backgrounds, as have been found on Google Pixel devices for a while.

Please note: the Galaxy AI functions do not remain free, regardless of which Samsung phone you have. The brand previously indicated that it wants to charge an amount for the functions after 2025. How exactly this will work and how much it will cost is as yet unknown.