One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI Firmware Update

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series showcased all the new Galaxy AI features in collaboration with Google. The Galaxy AI event released One UI 6.1 firmware for the Galaxy S24 with AI features like Circle to Search with Google, Chat Assist, Interpreter, Live Translate, Note Assist, Transcript Assist, Browsing Assist, Generative Edit, Edit Suggestion and AI-Generated Wallpaper.

One UI 6.1 firmware update went live for the Galaxy S23, Z Fold 5, and Z Flip 5 recently. Samsung released a list of devices to receive One UI 6.1 starting May 2024. Looks like Samsung is keeping their promise.

One UI 6.1 firmware update just rolled out for the Galaxy S22 series and S21 series phones in South Korea starting today. According to one Twitter user CHJ, S22 and S21 One UI 6.1 rollout has already begun in Korea.

It is speculated that Samsung roll out One UI 6.1 in other regions including Europe, North America, and Asian countries starting tomorrow or at the most May 6, 2024 across the globe including the United States.

For now, the device receiving the update include Galaxy S22 Ultra, S22 Plus, S22, Galaxy S21 Ultra, S21 Plus, Galaxy S21, Fold 4, and possibly S21 FE in South Korea.

Samsung devices confirmed to receive Galaxy AI (One UI 6.1) software update include Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, Z Fold4, Z Flip4, and the Galaxy Tab S8 series.

Galaxy AI focuses on communication and productivity for Samsung phones. Travelers will find Interpreter and Live Translate useful companions for communication in foreign lands. Chat Assist adds another layer of convenience by adapting to users’ language preferences and message contexts, fostering natural communication across diverse linguistic landscapes.

Note Assist and Transcript Assist streamline note-taking and meeting summaries, respectively, freeing up valuable time for more meaningful tasks. Browsing Assist makes it easier for users to digest complex information more efficiently, while Generative Edit and Edit Suggestion elevate content creation to new heights.

List of Galaxy AI features from One UI 6.1 software update

Today, Samsung announced One UI 6.1 for Galaxy S22 series, the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 foldable phones, and the Galaxy Tab S8 series tablets. This update brings the power of Galaxy AI, previously exclusive to the S24 series, to a broader range of Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

Here are Samsung’s Galaxy AI features that twill come to more Android devices:

  • Circle to Search with Google: A seamless gesture-based interaction that simplifies social media and internet browsing.
  • Chat Assist: Facilitating multilingual communication by adjusting message tone and assisting with language translation.
  • Interpreter: Breaking down language barriers with real-time speech-to-text translation.
  • Live Translate: Enabling instant voice and text translations during phone calls, transcending linguistic boundaries.
  • Note Assist: Simplifying organization tasks with intelligent auto-formatting and summarization capabilities.
  • Transcript Assist: Effortlessly creating accurate meeting summaries and translations.
  • Browsing Assist: Summarizing and translating articles on webpages for enhanced information access.
  • Generative Edit and Edit Suggestion: Leveraging AI to enhance content creation and editing processes.
  • AI-Generated Wallpaper: Personalizing device aesthetics with AI-generated wallpapers.

Simply visit Settings > Software update and tap on Download and install on your Samsung device. You can also download the latest firmware file directly from Samsung Servers and flash it manually using Odin tool.

1. Circle to search with Google

Samsung and Google collaborated to showcase tons of AI (Artificial Intelligence) features coming to several Android phones this year. One of the most intriguing features is the new Circle to Search feature by Google. Using this AI feature, you can search anything on your Android phone using a simple gesture without switching apps. You can now Circle, Highlight, Scribble, or Tap whatever you’re curious about on your screen to learn more.

2. AI Wallpapers

Similar to Google’s AI Wallpaper, which can be tried on any Android right now, Samsung has also borrowed this feature and baked their own version into One UI 6.1. You will find 12 categories with different preset prompts, all including 1-3 customizable options. Checkout the video below in operation.

See the AI Wallpaper in action:

3. Photo Assist

Using AI, your Samsung device will be able to take an existing photo and generate more from it. Just like Adobe’s Generative AI called Firefly. You can expand beyond the borders and add more content to it. You can also move and resize objects.

Whats new in Samsung One UI 6.1 Generative AI

4. Live Translate and Transcribe Assist

This is another feature borrowed from Google’s Pixel Experience, wherein you can transcribe a phone call and also live translate it. This feature is long awaited in Samsung Galaxy devices and will finally arrive with One UI 6.

5. Suggested actions

With suggested actions, you can receive personalized suggestions such as “Display the location on a map,” “Dial the specified number,” or “Visit the indicated website,” all generated from the content of a call transcript, photograph, or screen recording.

6. Chat Assist

The Samsung Galaxy S23 may include the AI Chat Assist option. Samsung Keyboard on One UI 6.1 comes with a new option in setting to select Gen AI model from PaLM2, GPT4, Gecko, and Samsung’s very own Scs Translate Model; which can also work on-device.

Upon pressing the magic button on Samsung Keyboard, your text undergoes automatic tone variations, offering diverse styles such as professional, casual, fun, witty, and more. Additionally, you have the flexibility to translate your text into any language as desired.

7. Change the time, weather and background color in an image

This is an absolutely stunning feature that will change the background wallpaper’s time of day and the weather. For instance, if you have a landscape as a background, it can change the weather into sunny, cloudy, rainy, or snowy.

Whats new in Samsung One UI 6.1 features

8. Note Assist

This is a Samsung Notes feature that allows you to organize paragraphs into neatly laid out bullet points.

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    What about s20 series? :/

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