Samsung has finally announced the newest flagship smartphone series - the Galaxy S24. This highly anticipated release is unveiled at Samsung's Unpacked event in 2024. Samsung marks a new era of mobile AI technology with the Galaxy S24 launch.
This time, Samsung is focusing on bringing AI features and capabilities to its flagship devices, taking it a step further from the already impressive technology found in the Galaxy S23 series.
What to Expect from the Samsung Galaxy S24
New AI Features - The Galaxy AI
One of the most exciting aspects of the Samsung Galaxy S24 is the introduction of new AI features. Samsung has been working closely with Google Cloud to integrate advanced AI technology into their smartphones. This partnership aims to enhance user experience and provide more personalized interactions.
As per the Samsung website, the AI features will remain free until 2025. After this period, Samsung will introduce charges for these new AI features, which means you will need to subscribe to the AI services like ChatGPT. Samsung did not yet unveil prices.
This feature can translate messages, rewrite messages in a different tone before sending them, and even spell-check your texts. It's like having a personal AI assistant for your messaging.
Live Translate Call:
This feature translates calls in real-time during a conversation, making it easier to communicate with people who speak different languages. It's currently available in 13 languages.
Circle to Search:
Samsung partnered with Google to bring a new search feature Circle to Search to Samsung Galaxy S24 searies is an innovative tool that enhances the user's search experience. This feature allows users to search for details about an image or text automatically by drawing a simple gesture on their screen.
Models and Pricing
The Galaxy S24 series models comes in three the flagship model, the S24 Ultra, along with the S24 and S24+. The base model S24 comes with 128GB storage and starts at $800 in the US. The phone also comes with an option for 256GB of storage.
The S24+ a midrange model comes with 256GB and 512GB of storage and start with a price tag of $1000 in the US which is $200 less than the S24 Ultra.
The high-end model, the S24 Ultra, comes with storage options of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB starting at $1300, making it the most expensive variant in this series. The price for the S24 Ultra increased by $100 from last year's S23 Ultra.
Design and Durability
The Galaxy S24 series continues with the sleek design that Samsung is known for. The one major change is the introduction of a titanium frame which is known for its strength and lightweight properties. The overall layout of the S24 series has been subtly refined compared to previous models. The sides of the phones are now straighter, giving the devices a more modern and streamlined look.
Like the previous series S23, the Galaxy S24 series maintains an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. This means the phones can withstand being submerged in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 series takes mobile displays to the next level with a newly introduced dynamic AMOLED 2X display. This allows for smoother scrolling and better graphics, making it ideal for gaming and other demanding tasks.
Slightly Bigger Display
The display on all three models is also slightly bigger compared to the previous series, the base model S24 features a 6.2-inch display, while the larger models, the S24+ and the Ultra come with a 6.7-inch and 6.8-inch display respectively.
Enhanced Brightness, HDR, and Refresh Rate
The Samsung Galaxy S24 series takes a notable leap in display technology, reaching new heights in brightness, color rendering, and responsiveness. The display across all models can reach a peak brightness of 2,600 nits. This is a significant jump from the Galaxy S23 series.
Moreover, the S24 series has attained HDR10+ certification, enhancing the vibrancy of colors and contrast in compatible content. This transforms mobile HDR viewing into a truly immersive experience for watching movies, gaming, or browsing.
As for refresh rate and touch response, the S24 series boasts an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz, which is dynamically adjusted based on the content to optimize both visual smoothness and battery longevity. Additionally, the touch response is reportedly faster and more responsive, especially in the S24 Ultra.
New Chip and Performance
Under the hood, the Galaxy S24 series is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, one of the most powerful chipsets available today, ensuring smooth performance and efficient power management. It's coupled with 12GB RAM, which should deliver seamless multitasking capabilities.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip supports on-device AI processing which is 2x faster than its predecessor, enabling a plethora of AI-powered features like smarter camera processing, enhanced voice assistants, and more efficient battery management.
The Galaxy S24 series brings impressive improvements. The base model, S24, now offers 4,000mAh, a 100mAh increase for better everyday endurance. The S24+ jumps to 4,900mAh, providing ample power for demanding users. The S24 Ultra retains its 5,000mAh capacity but delivers exceptional usage time with optimized software and a powerful chipset.
Enhanced Camera Features
The Samsung Galaxy S24 series redefines smartphone photography with groundbreaking innovation and an arsenal of cutting-edge camera features. From megapixel madness to AI-powered magic, let's explore how the S24 rewrites the rules of mobile imaging.
200MP Megapixel Mayhem:
The S24 Ultra brings a monumental change: a 200MP main sensor, the highest resolution ever seen on a smartphone. Users can expect unparalleled detail, vivid colors, and superior clarity, even under low-light conditions.
Quad Telephoto System:
The S24 Ultra excels with its advanced multi-zoom setup, setting a new bar for mobile photography. The Quad Telephoto System includes a 3x optical zoom lens for mid-range shots, a 5x optical zoom lens for precise distant subjects (a new addition), and a 10x optical zoom lens with enhanced digital zoom capabilities. For ambitious photographers, the Ultra offers an improved Space Zoom feature with impressive clarity, stability, and a staggering 100x magnification.
Samsung's Galaxy S24 series introduces an impressive new AI-powered feature known as Nightography 2.0. This advanced camera function revolutionizes low-light photography, enabling users to capture sharper and more vibrant images, even in the darkest conditions.
Availability and Release
The pre-order of Samsung's new Galaxy S24 series is officially begins from 17th January till 30 January, and the phones will available at Samsung's stores and other retailers from 31 January onwards. The S24 series will be available in all major markets around the world, including the US, Europe and Middle East.