Samsung is one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world. The company is known for catering to every section of consumers through their smartphones. Whether you want a smartphone under 20k or a premium flagship-level device, Samsung has something for everyone. While Samsung Galaxy S23 Series including Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra features some of the best features and specs, Samsung is still gearing up to make the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 Series even better.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Series is expected to include the regular 3 models- Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra. While the launch is still a few months away, various leaks and rumors have started pouring in and since it is difficult to track so many reports, we have compiled everything we know so far in this article.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: Launch Timeline
Just like every other year, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S24 Series in January or February 2024. The Galaxy S23 Series launched on Feb 1 but this time Samsung seems to have slightly different plans.
An earlier report claimed that Samsung wants to introduce a fresh set of models to compete with the iPhone 15 Series and Google Pixel 8 Series as early as possible. This means a January launch instead of a February one. We also reported this in the past wherein Ice Universe tipped a launch date of 18 January 2024.
The Galaxy S24 Series might share the stage with some more devices from Samsung like new Galaxy Books etc. However, the primary focus would be on the S24 Smartphones for sure.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: Expected Price
Pricing is still a mystery but reports claim that Samsung will price the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra at the same $799, $999, and $1199 in the US. If the US price remains the same, India’s price is also expected to be along the same lines. This will mean Galaxy S24 starting at Rs. 74,999, Galaxy S24+ starting at around Rs. 94,999, and Galaxy S24 Ultra starting at Rs. 1,20,000 or more.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: Chipset & Memory
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Series might return to having different chipsets for different regions. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset while the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ might have Exynos 2400 SoCs in some regions. Tipster Ice Universe claims that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be even more powerful than Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 as it will use a combination of prime performance, and efficiency cores.
The Galaxy S24 Series is also expected to come with GPUs that are 50% faster. For now, whether the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be used in only the Ultra model or the other two as well is not clear at all. Exynos 2400 also claims to give better results than A16 Bionic and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets.
Some reports also claim that Samsung will use an optimized version of the Snapdragon chipset as it had done with the Galaxy S23 Series.
In terms of RAM, Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ are expected to offer 12GB for the base models instead of the 8GB that was offered last year. To get more RAM, you will need to pay more as higher RAM models cost more. Galaxy S24 Ultra will have 16GB RAM.
For storage, the standard Galaxy S24 model will also get 256GB onboard storage like the Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra. Other storage models will offer 512GB, 1TB, and up to 2TB onboard storage.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: Design & Display
Samsung will mostly keep its three-part Galaxy S lineup intact with Galaxy S24. Although the basic design will remain the same, Samsung will tweak things for sure like it does every year. Smartprix came across design renders of Galaxy S24 as well as Galaxy S24 Ultra a few days ago, and this is what renders indicate.
The basic Samsung Galaxy S24 model has the same 6.17-inch flat display but there are notable alterations in the side frames, which will lead to a different in-hand experience. The Galaxy S24 has a flat-frame design which is different from the rounded edges seen last time and the design has a squared-off in-hand feel. One of the main design changes is the inclusion of a UWB antenna on the side. The bezels on the display are reduced and the smartphone seems to come in a light blue color variant. The dimensions of Galaxy S24 are 147×70.5×7.6mm which makes it slightly taller than Galaxy S23. The rear panel has the same design with 3 cameras protruding individually from the frame, accompanied by LED flash. Renders indicate a soft matte finish giving a tactile feel when held in hand.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra maintains a familiar design ethos similar to its predecessor Galaxy S23 Ultra. It has a 6.8-inch display but the bezel size has been reduced significantly. There is a quad camera setup at the back within a circular module. S-Pen maintains its dedicated holster for those who care about stylus functionality. There is a UWB antenna on the right edge and the dimensions are 162.3x79x8.7mm. It has a titanium frame that will make the device lighter by 1 gram, taking the weight to 233 grams.
Samsung Galaxy S24+ will probably have the same 6.6-inch display and rounded corners as the Galaxy S24. This one too might include a UWB antenna and if titanium gets used for this one, it might also get lighter. All in all, there might not be major design changes for the Galaxy S24 Series but smaller tweaks here and there.
Talking about displays, all 3 models will have AMOLED panels with 120Hz refresh rate. According to Ice Universe, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ might finally get the LTPO display just like the Ultra model. This will lead to fully adaptive refresh rates. Galaxy S24 Ultra is rumored to get the brightest display with peak brightness as high as 2800 nits. Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ will get 2500 nits peak brightness. The S24 Plus might get a QHD resolution rather than an FHD resolution. Narrower bezels will also increase the screen size.
For more details about the design and 360-degree videos of Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 ultra, visit the links given below-
Exclusive First Look: Samsung Galaxy S24 Design Changes Revealed in Stunning 5K Renders and 360° Video
Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: Camera
Not many changes are expected in terms of the camera setup of the Galaxy S24 Series. The Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus are expected to have the same 50MP cameras as their predecessors. Other than a 50MP primary lens, there might be a 12MP ultrawide, 10MP 3x telephoto, and 12MP selfie sensors as well.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra will also have the same 200MP primary camera. However, tipster Ice Universe claims that this time Galaxy S24 Ultra will not have a 10x telephoto camera but a 10MP 3x zoom and a 5x 50MP zoom instead. If this happens, then it will be the first ultra-branded Galaxy to not have a 10x zoom camera as the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Ultra, and Galaxy S21 Ultra all feature this 10x zoom lens. Some rumors also claim that the Ultra model’s camera sensor will be 1 inch in size, larger than the sensor on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
This will give Galaxy S24 Ultra weaker telephoto camera performance than Xiaomi 13 Ultra as Xiaomi One comes with two 50MP telephoto cameras. However, since Xiaomi 13 Ultra is limited to China market only, it can’t be a part of your shortlist in India.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: Battery & Charging
Samsung is reportedly packing a stacked battery in both Galaxy S24 Ultra and Galaxy S24+. This will lead to better energy density without increasing in size. While some reports claim that Galaxy S24 Plus and S24 Ultra will have the same 4700mAh and 5000mAh batteries as previous models, others rumor that Galaxy S24 Plus will pack a 4900mAh battery this time. Galaxy S24 is expected to have the same 3900mAh battery this time as well.
The charging speed of the Ultra model is said to be bumped up to 65W from 45W last time. The base Galaxy S24 model will have 25W and Galaxy S24+ will have 45W wired fast charging capability.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: What we would like to see
Price remains same
Samsung Galaxy series have gotten even more pricier in the past few years. It would be good if the brand doesn’t increase the prices anymore, since there is almost zero chance of prices coming down.
We would like the Galaxy S24 to get a larger battery this time. 3900mAh is way less when compared to smartphones from other brands.
In an era when charging speeds have gone up to 120W or 240W, Samsung is still stuck at 45W wired charging capability. This makes Galaxy S23 models slowest in terms of charging speed. It would be good if charging speeds were bumped up to at least 65W for Ultra and Plus models.
WiFi 7 connectivity
The recently launched Pixel 7 series comes with WiFi 7 connectivity. Samsung should also extend WiFi 7 to its flagship devices for faster speeds and data transfers.
More RAM/Storage options
The Galaxy S23 model had 8GB RAM which was one of the lowest RAM capacities available these days. Otherwise too Galaxy S23 series has the stingiest RAM and storage options available on a flagship phone. Base RAM and Storage should be bumped up to make the experience better.
Optional One UI/Cleaner UI
Samsung’s One UI comes with loads of bloatware pre-installed on the device. This is irritating for many users so the brand should try to do away with this for those who want a clean Android experience. There should be some way to turn off the One-UI-based tweaks to basic Android OS.
Other than decreasing latency, Samsung has not done much about updating the S-Pen stylus that comes by default with Galaxy S23 Ultra. New tricks like air actions, or cross-device compatibility would make S-Pen more efficient and add more value to the entire Galaxy S23 Ultra experience.