Galaxy Z Fold 6 to introduce sketch-to-drawing AI feature

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Samsung will add more AI features to its Galaxy AI suite next month. The features will be part of One UI 6.1.1 for the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, though the company will roll out most of them to older models. While it hasn’t named anything yet, a reliable tipster has now revealed one of the new features in the pipeline. The new Fold can develop a rough sketch into a proper drawing with the help of text prompts.

Galaxy Z Fold 6 will introduce new AI features

Samsung’s One UI 6.1 for the Galaxy S24 series set a new trend in the smartphone industry. Based on Android 14, the new One UI version introduced Galaxy AI, a suite of on-device and cloud-based AI features for Galaxy devices. The company baked AI features into the camera, image editor, notes, messages, calls, and various other apps and services. It has since rolled out Galaxy AI to many older flagships, including foldables.

In the meantime, AI features have quickly become a norm in smartphones. Apple recently jumped on the bandwagon, announcing Apple Intelligence at WWDC 2024. The iPhone maker demoed many new features at the ongoing developers’ conference, including an impressive tool called Image Wand. It uses text prompts, sketches, or both to create a suitable image for your work presentation or architectural project.

Samsung is seemingly working on a similar tool, and it may debut before Apple rolls out Image Wand to iPads (scheduled to come with iPadOS 18 later this year). Noted tipster Ice Universe, who uncovered this upcoming Galaxy AI tool, is confident that Samsung will beat Apple to the party. The source said it will be available on the Galaxy Z Fold 6, but the new AI feature should make its way into more Galaxy flagships with One UI 6.1.1.

This feature may not reach all older flagships

Not all devices getting the new One UI update will get this feature though. Samsung will probably limit it to recent Fold-series foldables, flagship tablets, and Galaxy S Ultra models that support S Pen input. One UI 6.1.1 may not reach mid-range devices. even if it does, don’t expect any AI features to be part of the update. We should get a clearer picture closer to the Galaxy Unpacked event next month. The upcoming Unpacked will reportedly take place on July 10 in Paris, France. It will also bring new smartwatches, TWS earbuds, and the Galaxy Ring.