A feature offered by Google on the Pixel line devices, real-time subtitles began to arrive in the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 families. According to publications on the Reddit forum, the feature has been released for devices with One UI 2.5 customization, including other top-of-the-line models from Samsung, but is only available in the English language.
The real-time captioning tool is an option made available by Google in version 10 of the Android system, but it is practically exclusive to the company’s smartphones. In early 2020, the Galaxy S20 was one of the first devices promised to receive the feature – called Live Caption – but not available in other languages at this time.
The feature works in a similar way to YouTube’s automatic captioning option, but it applies to a variety of other situations, such as streaming programs, voice messages and more.
The option is different from the current “instant transcription” feature, available in the accessibility options of some smartphones, as it does not send audios for processing by Google. The new subtitles in real time process the audio directly on the cell phone, eliminating the need for an internet connection.
After receiving the update, the settings shortcut menu allows you to add the new option to the list accessed by sliding your finger down from the notification bar, which, when activated, will display a transcript of the audios played by the cell phone, even in mode. silent.
In addition to the Galaxy Note 10, other models reported to have the feature available include the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite, both with One UI 2.5. The Galaxy S10 and Note 10 lines and new models from the S and Note families should receive the update, launched in August with Galaxy Note 20 phones.