(CTN News) – Samsung has announced that it will be holding a news conference in San Jose, California on January 17th to unveil its newest Galaxy phones.
As Apple’s biggest competitor in the smartphone market, Samsung currently holds a 20% global market share compared to Apple’s 16%, according to Counterpoint Research. In the United States, Samsung has a 25% market share while Apple leads with 53%.
To attract more customers, Samsung plans to offer new features not available on the iPhone. The company has mentioned that its latest devices will provide an “all-new mobile experience powered by AI,” although the specifics are still unknown.
However, recent announcements from chipmakers like Qualcomm and competitors like Google may provide some insight into Samsung’s plans. Samsung typically uses Qualcomm chips in its U.S. smartphones, and it is expected that the upcoming Galaxy S24 series will utilize Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Series 8 Gen 3 for Android phones.
Samsung has a track record of being one of the first manufacturers to adopt Qualcomm’s latest chips.
In October, Qualcomm announced that its latest Snapdragon chips enable smartphones to run generative artificial intelligence applications directly on the device.
This advancement allows for the utilization of smaller versions of applications like ChatGPT without requiring an internet connection. By having AI chatbots on the device itself, conversations can be kept more private as queries no longer need to be sent to the cloud.
Furthermore, Qualcomm showcased how their chips can generate images based on a given string of words. For instance, if you were to input “create an image that depicts a man driving a car,” it would generate a corresponding picture.
This functionality is similar to what Google’s Tensor G3 chip in the Pixel 8 Pro offers. The Pixel 8 Pro also supports Google’s Gemini Nano AI model, which can generate text message replies, transcribe recorded conversations, and perform other tasks. AI is frequently employed to enhance videos and photos as well.