Even though Live Caption is billed as an accessibility feature, anyone can use it and benefit from it. Cleverly, the processing all happens on device without the need for a data connection. Google says this means the data will never be stored on its servers.

The news was announced in part by the onstage presence of Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP of Google. Him being there showed that Samsung is working more closely than ever on its software integration, evidenced by Live Caption and also Google Duo now being built into the S20’s dialler.

The Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung’s second folding phone also announced at the event, seemingly will not get either of these features.

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