Every month, new innovations keep emerging in the smartphone industry. It was the bezel-less devices and front fingerprint sensors grabbing all the spotlight at the start of 2017. Even though, since the middle of the year, it has been all about the use of Artificial Intelligence in the next frontier of flagship smartphones. Huawei did it for the very first time with the Kirin 970; the first AI-assisted chip. And now, a South Korean manufacturing giant, Samsung, seems to have grown significant interest in Artificial Intelligence.
Samsung has recently released a teaser confirming this. The Galaxy S9 UX is going to be rebranded to Galaxy Ai UX. This teaser was released today at the Bixby Voice launch event of Galaxy Ai UX in China. It is rumored that Galaxy Ai UX is mainly the AI capabilities integrated into the Galaxy S9.
There is an AI startup based in China named DeePhi. DeePhi produces AI chipsets that support features like instant speech recognition, neural language processing, and other recognition tasks on smartphones. Samsung has recently invested in them. Samsung has also invested $30 million in Graphcore. Graphcore is a UK-based AI company.
It is clear that Samsung is very interested in hardware that is capable of enhancing AI capabilities on smartphones. Maybe we will be seeing a camera that uses depth-sensing technology to improve facial recognition or an AI coprocessor that leaves the main processor free to handle other things very soon.
Though there hasn’t been any official announcement or confirmations, these speculations are enough to keep us on our toes for the coming few months.
Are you excited about these speculations? What do you think about them? Let us know in the comments section below.