July 20, 2024
AI portraits might come to Samsung telephones, however must you care?
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  • Samsung’s One UI 6.1.1 will reportedly use AI to allow you to paint portrait pictures in numerous types.
  • It’s unclear whether or not this shall be primarily based on prompts, predefined filters, or one thing completely different altogether.
  • We’ve already seen a few manufacturers fuse generative AI and portraits, with less-than-convincing outcomes.

We heard our first One UI 6.1.1 leaks earlier this week, and it appears that evidently Samsung is planning to convey lots extra AI options with this software program. Now, a long-time leaker has revealed yet one more obvious AI function.

Ice Universe claimed on X that the upcoming Samsung One UI 6.1.1 replace will embody an AI function for portrait mode. Extra particularly, the tipster claims that “you should use AI to color the portrait pictures you’re taking into varied types.”

It’s unclear whether or not this shall be a extremely customizable function (e.g. utilizing prompts), a handful of pre-defined on-device types akin to filters, or one thing completely different altogether. We hope it’s not a couple of predefined types as filters aren’t something new.

In any occasion, this wouldn’t be the primary time we see generative AI used for portraits on telephones. Chinese language model vivo has supplied generative portrait performance on its high-end telephones (seen beneath), permitting you to alter the season in your portrait photos. Your captured photos are uploaded to vivo’s servers for processing, and the outcomes aren’t convincing in any respect.

Extra not too long ago, Xiaomi marketed an AI Portrait function on the Xiaomi 14 collection, which lets you place your self in a wide range of scenes primarily based on prompts. This doesn’t work regionally, although, and requires you to feed earlier pictures of your self as a reference so the function can study what you seem like. This additionally doesn’t particularly work with portrait mode.

Both manner, the aforementioned makes an attempt to fuse generative AI and portraits have usually been very gimmicky. So our expectations are low for Samsung’s tackle this in One UI 6.1.1, however we hope to be confirmed unsuitable.

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