A recent Canalys report looks into the impact the introduction of AI-capable smartphones have on the overall market in 2024 and beyond, and how it is redefining the future of mobile technology.

1. User experience expectation of AI-capable smartphones evolves with technological advances 

Several core hardware capabilities are essential in defining AI-capable smartphones. Specialized processors such as ASICs, GPUs, and other components should be optimized to effectively run on-device AI models and workloads. As technology progresses, software and service capabilities will play an increasingly crucial role, differentiating AI smartphones not only by their hardware but also through their ability to seamlessly integrate and update AI-driven functionalities.