Galaxy AI is Coming to S22 Series With One UI 6.1

In a surprising move that is sure to delight owners of 2022 Samsung flagship phones, the tech giant has confirmed that its cutting-edge Galaxy AI features, first introduced on the Galaxy S24 series, are coming to the Galaxy S22 lineup and other top models from last year. The highly anticipated update, bundled with the One UI 6.1 software, is set to start rolling out in early May 2024.

This announcement comes hot on the heels of a revelation by a Samsung community moderator on the company’s Korean forums, hinting that both 2022 and 2021 flagships could be in line for the Galaxy AI treatment.

However, today’s official statement from Samsung only confirms the update for the 2022 models, which include:

  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

There’s still hope for 2021 flagship owners though, as Samsung could announce One UI 6.1 with Galaxy AI for the Galaxy S21 series and other models at a later date.

So what exactly can Galaxy S22 and 2022 flagship owners expect when this game-changing update hits their devices in May?

Samsung has detailed an impressive list of Galaxy AI features making their way to these phones and tablets:

  1. Circle to Search with Google: Streamlines searching on social media and the web with an intuitive gesture
  2. Chat Assist: Helps with messaging in different languages and adjusting message tone
  3. Interpreter: Enables speech translation and bilingual conversation on a split screen, perfect for international travel
  4. Live Translate: Provides instant voice and text translations during phone calls
  5. Note Assist: Simplifies note organization with auto-formatting and summarization
  6. Transcript Assist: Creates accurate meeting summaries and translations
  7. Browsing Assist: Summarizes and translates articles on webpages
  8. Generative Edit: Allows object removal, image generation, and style application in photos
  9. Edit Suggestion: Provides intelligent prompts to enhance images
  10. AI-Generated Wallpaper: Creates bespoke wallpapers based on keywords or sketches

Notably absent is the Instant Slow-Mo feature, which seems to be exclusive to the Galaxy S24 series for now. But with this wealth of productivity-boosting, communication-enhancing, and creativity-sparking tools, Galaxy S22 and 2022 flagship users are still in for a major treat.

Here’s what some excited Samsung fans had to say about the upcoming One UI 6.1 update on Reddit:

“Oh, that’s cool. Circle to search will probably be useful. Instant slo-mo would have been nice and I’m pretty sure they could have ran it on the 8+ Gen1.”

“Galaxy AI makes communication a bridge by offering features that deliver messages across straightforward in any language. Traveling abroad no longer needs to be a daunting prospect with Interpreter converting speech into translated text on a split screen.”

“It’s an awful UI for such a large player like Samsung. Worse than both on cheaper Moto and than on other older Samsung.”

“I thought it’d never come to S22 ultra. Now hearing this is giving me a relief! I’m just concerned only about Circle to Search & the lovely AOD! Hope they don’t cut corners with AOD specifically quoting lame reasons. I’ll make do with this phone for another 2 or 3 years if they bring in that AOD as is from S24 Ultra!”

As anticipation builds for the One UI 6.1 rollout, Samsung is once again demonstrating its commitment to bringing the latest software innovations to a wide range of its devices, not just the newest flagships. With the Galaxy AI update, the Galaxy S22 series and other 2022 top models are poised to deliver an even more intelligent, seamless, and empowering user experience. For now, all eyes are on early May, when these powerful new features will finally be unleashed.

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