Samsung has confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy S24 flagship line will feature AI capabilities, one of which is the Live Translate Call feature. This functionality, designed for voice calls on the phone, will initially support English and Spanish, with plans to add additional languages such as Korean and Japanese in the future. With Live Translate Call, two people who speak different languages can engage in a phone conversation as their words are translated in real-time.
Interestingly, this new feature will work even when a Galaxy S24 series device user is on a call with someone using a phone from another company. This means that a Galaxy S24 Ultra user, for example, can communicate with someone speaking a different language and using a non-Samsung brand phone. Both parties will hear the conversation translated in real-time, and the translation can also appear as text on the phone’s screen.
Samsung could have restricted this feature to only work on calls between two Galaxy device owners, but instead, it opted to allow calls between a Galaxy S24 series handset and another phone to benefit from this AI feature.
The translations will occur with no lag compared to previous iterations of call-based translation apps, thanks to the more powerful chips that enable conversations to be translated instantly on the device. Samsung first announced its AI-based Live Translate Call feature back in November, using its Gauss generative AI model and proprietary processors to provide on-device translations.
In addition to the Galaxy S24 series, there have been speculations that the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro will also offer real-time language translation and face-to-face conversation translation. The Galaxy Buds 3 Pro is anticipated to be released in the second half of next year and will work even when there is no internet connection.
The Galaxy S24 flagship series is expected to be introduced on January 17th, with pre-orders beginning on the same day, and the release date for the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra rumored to be January 30th.