Samsung launched the S24 phone line with AI and social media features at its ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ event.
The product launch in San Jose centered around integrating artificial intelligence into the phone line in partnership with Google. The move is an effort to create features that improve the user experience, including real-time language translation during calls, visual search functionality and enhanced transcription capabilities.
Samsung pitched the S24 line as a social media-friendly phone, saying the line would provide faster uploads to Snapchat and Instagram. The company announced that the phone line will be the first to be able to publish HDR images directly on Instagram. The top Galaxy S24 Ultra model will have a new 50MP 5x optical camera.
Samsung also said that the phone line will have 5% better battery efficiency, will be manufactured using an increased amount of recycled materials, and that the company will support seven years of security and operating system updates for the S24 line. The Ultra model will come with a titanium frame and a tougher “Gorilla Armor” display.
Here’s what else to know about the Samsung Galaxy S24 line of phones.
Galaxy S24 pre-orders and availability
Pre-orders for the Galaxy S24 line will open on Wednesday and the phone line will be available starting January 31.
Galaxy S24 prices
Samsung announced that prices for the Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra will start at $799, $999, and $1,299, respectively.
Galaxy S24 AI features
Chat help: Corrects the tone and spelling of text messages, and can also translate text messages
Research circle: Allows users to circle objects to start a Google search for the object
Generative editing: Allows image processing including moving objects in the image
Live translation: Translates calls in 13 languages
Help note: Cleans and summarizes notes
Help text: Produces an AI-assisted transcript of phone recordings
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Samsung launched the S24 phone line at its ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ event.