Highlights From Galaxy Unpacked
Visitors at the Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event in San Jose, California, waiting to experience new Galaxy products.
A new age of connection, creativity and collaboration began today at Galaxy Unpacked in San Jose.
On January 17, Samsung Electronics announced a new era of mobile AI with the release of its Galaxy AI S24 series — forever changing how we interact with the world through our mobile devices.
TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience (MX) Business at Samsung Electronics, announced the start of Galaxy Unpacked 2024 in San Jose on January 17.
TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience (MX) Business at Samsung Electronics, introduced Galaxy S24 series in his keynote address, emphasizing that Samsung Galaxy will be an open gateway for secure and meaningful AI experiences on a global scale.
“Galaxy S24 is truly the phone of the future,” said TM Roh. “Together with Samsung Galaxy AI, we will reshape the technology landscape. We are opening a new chapter without barriers to unleash your potential.”
With all-new ways to connect, search, create and play, read on to discover how Samsung is using AI to create human-centered experiences that ignite new possibilities.
New Ways To Connect: Breaking Down Language Barriers
Communication is key to our daily lives. This is why Galaxy AI offers innovative AI features to enhance user experiences, enabling seamless communication anywhere, anytime. Drew Blackard, Vice President of Mobile Product Management, Samsung Electronics America introduced this new range of features for the Galaxy S24 series via live demonstration.
The Galaxy S24 series offers Live Translate, real-time, two-way call translations within the native call app. The feature supports audio and text translations for up to 13 languages, no matter what phone the other person uses. Additionally, Galaxy AI is more secure as it operates on-device instead of relying on external cloud systems.
Drew Blackard, Vice President of Mobile Product Management at Samsung Electronics America, introduces a new range of communication features for the Galaxy S24 series via live demonstration.
The presentation highlighted how the Galaxy S24 series can be conveniently used in everyday life. The device can act as a user’s personal Interpreter, whether they’re lost and asking for directions or ordering food at a restaurant. Plus, when a user sends a text, Chat Assist immediately translates the message, allowing users to easily text with friends in the language they’re most comfortable speaking. Drew Blackard explained that with Transcript Assist, users can create and share short summaries of recorded conversations or use Note Assist to stay organized during meetings. Finally, the new Android Auto feature allows drivers to navigate safely, access their favorite media and stay connected while on the road.
Samsung demonstrated how Google Messages is equipped with new AI features on the Galaxy S24 series. The upgrade is powered by Gemini Nano, Google’s most efficient model built for on-device tasks.
New Ways To Search: Partnering To Revolutionize the Mobile Search Framework
Samsung has a long history of partnering up to push the boundaries of what’s possible to deliver leading and premium experiences. TM Roh returned to the stage and introduced Google as the primary partner to lead the mobile AI era with the Galaxy S24 series.
(From left) TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience (MX) Business at Samsung Electronics, and Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior Vice President of Platforms and Ecosystems at Google. Samsung partnered with Google to enhance the Android ecosystem and new generative AI functionality on Galaxy with Google Cloud.
Following the announcement, Cathy Edwards, VP of Google Search, unveiled Circle to Search, a new way for users to intuitively search for anything on their phones with only a simple gesture and without switching apps.
Cathy Edwards, VP of Google Search, demonstrating Circle to Search. Users can now circle, highlight, scribble or tap any item onscreen to learn more, all thanks to breakthroughs in Google AI.
Along with innovative search features, the Galaxy S24 series protects users’ personal information. By working closely with Google, Samsung developed a device to make the search process more secure, giving users total transparency and complete control. Under Advanced Intelligence settings, each user can decide whether they want to allow online processing and the full functionality of AI.