Guess what? The Samsung Galaxy S24 is about to make its grand entrance into the tech world. It feels like just yesterday we were hearing about the iPhone 15, but here comes Samsung with its next big thing.
For the past few years, Samsung has been dropping its Galaxy S series phones at the beginning of each year. Like in 2023, they unveiled the Galaxy S23 series on February 1, and it hit the shelves on February 17. The year before, the Galaxy S22 series was showcased on February 9 and released on February 25. Back in 2021, the Galaxy S21 series was announced on January 14 and released on January 29. Now, the big question is, will the Galaxy S24 follow the same trend?
Well, there’s a bunch of rumors floating around, making it a bit confusing but also super exciting. We’re all eager to know the real Samsung Galaxy S24 release date and get the scoop on all the news and rumors, so, let’s dive into all of that in this article.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Release Date
Rumors about Samsung releasing the Galaxy S24 earlier than usual are growing. Although there’s No Official Date, recent signs suggest an announcement in January or February 2024.
A new report from SamMobile proposes January 17th, 2024, for the launch event in San Jose, California, with pre-orders starting the next day. The goal is to boost sales in the first half of the year. The Galaxy S24, S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra will be unveiled.
This aligns with previous reports and tips from sources like SamMobile and Ice Universe, indicating an “early to mid-January” reveal, with the series already in mass production.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Expected Price
In recent years, Samsung has been keeping the prices of its Galaxy phones the same in the United States. For example, the Galaxy S21 was $799, the S22 was $999 (Plus), and the S23 was $1,199 (Ultra).
However, there are reports that the prices for the Galaxy S23 models increased for users in the UK and Europe. This has raised concerns that Samsung might raise prices globally for its upcoming models.
It’s still too early to know for sure if prices will change, as no official information has been leaked yet.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Specs and Features
|Samsung Galaxy S24
|Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
|Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
|6.2″ FHD+ with up to 120 Hz refresh rate
|6.7″ QHD+ with up to 120 Hz refresh rate
|6.8″ QHD+ and Up to 120 Hz
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
|12 MP (Ultra Wide)
50 MP (Wide)
10 MP (Telephoto with up to 3x optical zoom)
|12 MP (Ultra Wide)
50 MP (Wide)
10 MP (Tele photo with up to 3x optical zoom)
|12 MP (Ultra Wide), 200 MP (Wide), 10 MP (Tele 1, 3x), 50 MP (Tele 2, 5x)
|12 MP (Dual Pixel AF)
|1 TB/512 GB/256 GB
|4000 mAh with Super Fast Charging
|4900 mAh with Super Fast Charging 2.0
|5,000 mAh, Super Fast Charging 2.0, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0/Wireless PowerShare
|Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6E
|Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 7* (rumored)
|Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 7, Ultra Wide Band
Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in October, claiming a 30% boost in CPU performance and 25% faster GPU rendering, with improved power efficiency. The chipset is expected to power the next Samsung Galaxy S-series. Reports suggest its GPU could be 50% faster than the previous model in the Galaxy S23.
Comparing the Adreno 740 in Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to the A16 Bionic in iPhone 14 Pro, the former is faster. The upcoming Adreno 750 may compete with the rumored A17 Pro in iPhone 15 Pro for graphics performance.
The Galaxy S24 line is rumored to start with 256GB storage and 12GB RAM. The Ultra model might offer a variant with 1TB storage and 16GB RAM. This implies you won’t need to spend extra to get more storage.
Additionally, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 series is expected to focus heavily on artificial intelligence (AI). According to reports from Korea, the Galaxy S24 is being referred to as an “AI Smartphone.” Samsung plans to incorporate AI into the S24, similar to Google’s Pixel phones with Tensor chipsets.
The AI system on the Galaxy S24 is rumored to be named Samsung Gauss. This AI will bring various features, such as summarizing documents, translating content within third-party apps, and assisting in composing emails.
There’s even a suggestion that Samsung might ask users to pay a subscription fee for these AI-powered features. However, it’s uncertain how accurate this information is. Some find it an unusual approach if Samsung aims to generate excitement about the AI capabilities of their smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Color Variants
Last year, all the Samsung S23 phones—the regular one, the Plus, and the Ultra—had the same color choices. Before that, the basic and Plus models had similar colors, but the Ultra had different ones.
This time, it seems Samsung might do the same thing with the S23 series. The new Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will have a strong frame made of titanium. It’s like the phone’s skeleton. This flagship phone will be available in four different colors:
- Titanium Black
- Titanium Gray
- Titanium Violet
- Titanium Yellow
According to the Windows Report, new pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra have just been released, and they show some cool things. The top-of-the-line model will have a frame made of a strong material called titanium. The other versions called the base and Plus, might have frames made of a different strong material called aluminum. This is the first time Samsung has used titanium for a smartphone frame, which is pretty exciting.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Design and Display
There’s a rumor about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 lineup. It might stick to the three-part series with a regular S24, a larger S24 Plus, and an Ultra model. The sizes could be 6.1 inches, 6.6 inches, and 6.8 inches respectively. The design might not change much, according to @Tech_Reve. But, the main noticeable change is the flat screen on the ultra model, which is a big deal because Samsung phones usually have curved screens.
The S24 Plus could be a bit bigger, just 0.05 inches more, which might affect the overall size and features. The overall look might still have curved corners and flat sides for the S24 and S24 Plus, while the S24 Ultra could keep the Galaxy Note’s style with curved edges and square corners, with titanium sides.
Even though titanium is heavier than the current aluminum used by Samsung, the S24 Ultra might be a bit lighter than the S23 Ultra.
As far as the display is concerned, it is expected to have high-quality screens called AMOLED panels. It will come with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate on all models. The regular and Plus models might have a minimum refresh rate of 48Hz, while the Ultra model could be even more efficient with a 1Hz minimum. Some rumors suggest that the S24 and S24+ could have advanced LTPO displays for adaptive refresh rates like the Ultra.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra is rumored to have an incredibly bright display, possibly reaching up to 2,800 nits, while the S24 Plus might have a still impressive 2,500 nits. The S24 Plus could also upgrade to a higher resolution (QHD) screen compared to the Galaxy S23 Plus’ (FHD) resolution. This would make the difference between the S24 Plus and the basic S24 more noticeable, but the gap between the S24 Plus and the Galaxy S24 Ultra less significant.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Camera and Battery
In June, a source called Revegnus said that the 3x zoom in the Samsung Galaxy S24 will stay the same, but the 10x zoom will be better.
Also, One leaker, Yogesh Brar, thinks a 50MP camera with 3x zoom might replace the current 3x telephoto camera. Another possibility is having a new 5x telephoto camera with a 50MP sensor, while the existing 3x telephoto camera remains unchanged.
But there’s confusion because another source, Ice Universe, first said they got camera info from Korean sources. They initially said the camera details for the Ultra model were mostly the same. But, two months later, they changed their story. Now they say the Ultra model will have two zoom options: a 50MP camera with 5x zoom and a 10MP lens with 3x zoom. The current Ultra model has two 10MP cameras, one with 10x zoom and another with 3x zoom.
So, it seems like the 10MP, 10x zoom might be replaced with a 50MP, 5x zoom. This means the new camera might not zoom in as much, but the pictures could be clearer and sharper.
If we talk about the battery, according to a recent rumor from GalaxyClub, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 is said to have a 4,000 mAh battery, while the S24 Plus might come with a 4,900 mAh battery. And the Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to feature a 5,000 mAh battery.
However, a leaker named RGcloudS on Twitter suggests that the S24 Ultra and possibly the S24 Plus could have a stacked battery and support 65W fast charging. Contradicting this, the China 3C certification website lists different details. It indicates that the Galaxy S24 Plus and Ultra will have 45W charging, while the base model will stick with 25W charging.
It’s uncertain which specifications are accurate, and there could be variations for different regions.
The upcoming Galaxy S24 series is expected to be released in mid-January 2024. It won’t have major changes. There will be some small design updates, new processors, slightly bigger batteries, and maybe a different zoom camera for the Ultra model.
The design will mostly stay the same, with flat sides like the iPhone for the S24 and S24 Plus, while the S24 Ultra will be a bit shorter and wider. The phones will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the US and Exynos globally, except for the S24 Ultra, which might have Snapdragon everywhere. The pricing is uncertain, but it might be similar in the US and possibly higher in other regions.
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