Google made a big splash with its recent Pixel 8 series, flaunting a lineup with innovative AI tools like the intriguing Magic Editor and mesmerizing AI-generated wallpapers. But hold on; there's a new player in town, and it's none other than Samsung, ready to step up its game with the upcoming Galaxy S24 series.
Samsung isn't merely dipping its toes into the AI waters; it's diving headfirst. Sources suggest that Samsung has set a lofty goal: to create the smartest AI smartphones ever, potentially outperforming the renowned Pixel lineup from Google.
So, how does Samsung plan to turn this aspiration into a reality? While precise details remain a closely guarded secret, it's rumored that Samsung intends to integrate features inspired by two AI powerhouses - ChatGPT and Google Bard. This includes a fascinating capability: the ability to create content and stories based on user-provided keywords.
But Samsung isn't content with just replicating existing features. They're set to introduce their AI innovations, such as a text-to-image Generative AI, a technology they previously highlighted with the Exynos 2400 processor.
In virtual assistants, Bixby has often played second fiddle to its competitors. However, Samsung's AI push could see Bixby making a comeback.
Drawing inspiration from Amazon's success in making Alexa more conversational through generative AI, Samsung seeks to enhance Bixby's capabilities, making it smarter and more human-like in user interactions.
The heart of any smartphone lies in its processor, and for the Galaxy S24 series, Samsung has made strategic choices. These devices are anticipated to run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chips, promising to deliver abundant AI features.
Additionally, in some regions outside the US, users may find an S24 with an Exynos 2400 SoC. Speed is of the essence in the smartphone world, and the Galaxy S24 series is poised to offer a boost in AI performance compared to a Pixel smartphone.
However, the exact speed details remain a mystery, and Samsung is keeping a tight lid on its AI capabilities until the official launch.
But let me tell you more about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Qualcomm shook up the mobile chip game when it revealed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in 2022, featuring an unconventional 1+4+3 CPU configuration.
Fast forward, and they're back with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which takes an even more unique approach, adopting a 1+5+2 CPU setup. This new setup boasts a powerful Cortex-X4 big core, a fleet of Cortex-A720 medium cores, and a few intriguing Cortex-A520 Refresh little cores.
Interestingly, Qualcomm has opted for the "Refresh" moniker for the little cores, emphasizing some minor tweaks.
Additionally, they're boldly bidding farewell to 32-bit apps entirely in favor of 64-bit-only cores, citing the evolving app landscape as the reason. These cores come with varying clock speeds, from the blazing-fast big core at 3.3GHz to the handy little cores at 2.3GHz.
With a boosted 12MB of L3 cache, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 promises to deliver a whopping 30% faster performance than its predecessor, the Gen 2, while also being 20% more efficient. On the horizon, rival MediaTek is gearing up to launch the Dimensity 9300 processor, rumored to follow a different core arrangement.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is a 4nm design, less compact than Apple's A17, which leads the pack with its 3nm process.
The official unveiling of the Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra is anticipated in January. As a tech enthusiast, I'm hyped for the Galaxy S24 to be the 'smartest AI smartphone ever. But the question is, will it?