Samsung Galaxy S24: News, rumors, features, and release date
The Galaxy S24 series is expected in early 2024. Here’s what we already know, and what we want to see.
Samsung has a culture of improving every aspect of its devices, so expect upgraded specifications or software tweaks to make existing hardware produce better results.
And the partnership between Samsung and Google is deepening, with Assistant powered by Bard to feature heavily on the Galaxy S24 series.
Despite various leaks and rumors about Samsung’s next Galaxy S series, taking them with a pinch of salt is recommended until there is an official announcement from Samsung.
Let’s dive into the latest leaks and rumors about the upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S24 series.
Samsung Galaxy S24 release date
Samsung typically launches its Galaxy S series smartphones in the first quarter, with recent releases in February.
|Samsung Galaxy S23 Launch Date||February 1, 2023|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Launch Date||February 25, 2022|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Launch Date||January 29, 2021|
The Galaxy S series is occasionally launched in January, and it seems Samsung may do the same next year.
According to the renowned leaker Ice Universe, Samsung could launch the Galaxy S24 in January 2024.
The leaker further stated that Samsung plans to start mass production early in November, a month ahead of the usual, providing the company plenty of time to schedule a mid-January launch.
So, what’s the reason for the earlier release? The iPhone 15 is currently taking over the smartphone market. Samsung wants to move quickly to retain market share.
Samsung Galaxy S24 pricing
It’s unclear how much the Samsung Galaxy S24 will cost since information has yet to be released. As a result, we can only speculate at this time.
|Standard Model||Plus Model||Ultra Model|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Pricing||$799||$999||$1,199|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Pricing||$799||$999||$1,199|
|Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Pricing||$799||$999||$1,199|
If we look at the pricing of the past three years, it has remained unchanged, at least in the United States.
In other regions, Samsung increased the price of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, including the UK and most of Europe.
It’s difficult to say for sure, but there’s a possibility that prices in the United States may go up for the Galaxy S24 series. However, at this point, everything is still uncertain.
Samsung Galaxy S24 design, performance, cameras, and battery life
Design & dimensions
Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series will feature three smartphones: the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
Early leaked renders have provided an early look at the upcoming smartphones with tweaked designs, eliminating any need for speculation about their appearance.
According to the render, Samsung won’t change much in 2024 on the base Galaxy S24. We see a familiar design with polished, rounded edges and the same camera and centered selfie cutouts.
The only notable change is the device’s flat iPhone-like sides.
SmartPrix showed off some Galaxy S24 Ultra renders; at first glance, they look the same, but there’s one notable difference.
The curved edges are less prominent, bringing the design closer to the recently released Galaxy S23 FE.
Also, the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s alleged weight and dimensions have been revealed at 162.3 x 79 x 8.7mm and 233g. Compared to its predecessor, the S24 Ultra will be slightly shorter, wider, and weigh 1g less.
Performance & specs
In 2023, Samsung equipped all its flagship smartphones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset for the first time.
The company faced significant backlash for using a slower processor in other regions.
But the company is returning to the same formula again, and the most significant evidence of that is the recent launch of the Galaxy S23 FE.
However, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will reportedly be the exception and will feature Snapdragon all around the globe.
Samsung unveiled the Exynos 2400 chipset on October 6, 2023, and we believe the same chipset will be featured on next year’s Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus.
In addition to a better chipset, the Samsung Galaxy S24 series smartphones are expected to sport the same or better hardware than its predecessor, the Galaxy S23.
Some leaked info suggests all the Galaxy S24 models could start at 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory. The leaks event hinted at an Ultra variant featuring 16GB RAM.
In addition, the leaker Revegnus claimed on X (formerly Twitter) that the Galaxy S24 Ultra could feature up to 2TB of internal storage, which is better than the S23 Ultra’s max 1TB storage.
The leaker has also stated that the base model Ultra could feature 128GB of storage, which contradicts the previous leak and a downgrade from the S23 Ultra’s 256GB base storage.
Based on the leaked renders, the displays look no different than the previous generation. However, the company could easily upgrade to better M13 high-performance OLED panels.
These new screens are thinner and more power-efficient than the M12 panels features on the latest iPhone 15 series. That said, currently, no leak or rumor supports this speculation.
In August, tipster Ice Universe shared Galaxy S24 Ultra display specs showing it will have the same resolution and aspect ratio of the S23 Ultra. It might be brighter at 2,500 nits, up from the 1,750 nits peak of the S23 Ultra.
Unfortunately, on China’s 3C certification website, the devices were found listed with different details. The listing revealed the Galaxy S24 Plus and the Ultra featuring 45W charging, while the base model retains the same 25W speed.
We’re inclined to believe the specifications on the 3C certification website, but there’s always a possibility of different specifications for other regions.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra has the most rumors swirling about its camera setup. Most feature telephoto lenses, which provide optical zoom for far-away shots.
In June, the tipster Revegnus stated the 3x zoom will remain the same, but the 10x sensor will be improved.
After that, Ice Universe came knocking on X, saying a 50MP 5x telephoto camera would replace the 10MP 10x periscope camera on the Galaxy S24 Ultra. They added more details including using a 1/2.52-inch sensor with tiny 0.7-micron pixels.
Meanwhile, renowned leaker Yogesh Brar claimed the entire Galaxy S24 series is up for a massive camera software upgrade. However, he was short on details, so hopefully we hear more soon.
The company plans to improve image quality through software and won’t use a larger sensor to keep the camera cutout small.
Expect another year of iterative improvements with the Galaxy S24 series
The Galaxy S24 series isn’t likely to make any giant leaps. There will be slight design tweaks, new chipsets, slightly bigger batteries, and maybe a different periscope zoom camera for the Ultra model.
The design will be mostly the same, with iPhone-like flat sides for the Galaxy S24 and the S24 Plus, while the S24 Ultra will be slightly shorter and broader.
Exynos variants are making a comeback. The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus will feature Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the US and Exynos worldwide.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra could be the exception, with a Snapdragon chipset everywhere.
The only big question mark is on pricing. We expect similar pricing in the US to the last few years, but it could be higher elsewhere.
We won’t have long to wait, as the expected release date of the Galaxy S24 series is mid-January 2024.
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