Electronics maker Samsung is poised to introduce a new smartphone that will have AI taking the lead role. According to a report by pymnts.com, Samsung will debut a new Galaxy S series phone on January 17th that packs an AI punch.
Already a leader in smartphone production, with Samsung making this move into AI-powered phones, other companies, such as Apple, may feel the need to accelerate their own AI offerings. This comes as new research suggests that 1 billion smart devices are expected to ship in the next three years.
All of this comes after multiple reports estimate that generative AI tools and the hardware that power them are expected to see CAGRs of at least 30% over the next ten years. So the move by Samsung to push AI-powered smart devices seems to be in keeping with market demand.
In another report by Counterpoint Research, Qualcomm and Samsung have discussed the steps required to make devices compatible with AI. Counterpoint researchers wrote last month. “Samsung and Qualcomm are immediate leaders as current product offerings and capabilities position them as first movers.”
They went on to say, “Similar to what it did with foldable, Samsung is likely to capture almost 50% share for the next two years, followed by key Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, Vivo, Honor, and Oppo.”
One thing to keep in mind with this move into AI is that it comes ahead of the worst year in a decade for the smartphone market. With the exposition in ownership of smartphone devices over the last ten years, makers now have to find new ways to stand apart from the rest of the competition.
So by utilizing the power of AI, this Samsung AI smartphone is designed to break the negative trends while maintaining its position as a leading smartphone maker. But how could Samsung, or any other device maker incorporate AI into their electronics without losing battery efficacy or developing other issues?
Well PYMNTS wrote the following back on Dec. 29th, “And they will have two ways to do so: either by optimizing AI systems to run on battery-powered devices or by relying on cloud-hosted AI systems that [use] broadband connection.”