The Samsung Galaxy S23 line only hit the market in February, but we’re already looking forward to what the Samsung Galaxy S24 range could bring to the mobile table next year.
Samsung’s latest flagships are three of the best phones money can buy in 2023 (read our Samsung Galaxy S23 review, Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus hands-on review and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review to find out find out why), and there’s every chance there will be the next few. Entries in the brand’s popular S series will continue to push the boundaries of mobile performance, photography and battery life.
We’re still some time away from the release of the Samsung Galaxy S24 line, but we’ve nevertheless put together this one-stop shop guide to all the latest news and rumors about Samsung’s other Galaxy S phones.
Samsung Galaxy S24: Release date
Since Samsung only took the wraps off its Galaxy S23 line, we don’t expect the brand’s Galaxy S24 smartphones to be released until 2024. That said, we can make an educated guess as to when these devices may be visible.
Samsung debuted its Galaxy S23 phones at Galaxy Unpacked in February, with the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra all on sale from February 17. Samsung’s Galaxy S22 range was unveiled around the same time a year earlier, so we were expecting next year’s Galaxy Unpacked event – likely to fall in January or February – to host the launch of the Galaxy S24 line.
It’s worth noting that we still don’t know if Samsung will release three Galaxy models again in the S24 line – vanilla S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra. The company has stuck with a three-part release strategy every year since 2020, but The Elec (opens in a new tab) It reports that Samsung may opt to completely dismantle the Plus version due to “polarization in the flagship product market” and “stagnation of the entire smartphone market”.
Samsung Galaxy S24: Price
It goes without saying, but since we don’t even know which phones will definitely be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup, there’s still no word on Galaxy S24 pricing.
Using this year’s Galaxy S23 phones as a marker, however, we can safely assume that the vanilla S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra will cost at least $799.99 / £849 / AU$1,349, $999.99 / £1,049 / AU $1,649, and $1,199.99. 1,249 / AU$1,949, respectively.
However, as mentioned, we may not see a Galaxy 24 Plus phone at all.
Samsung Galaxy S24: News and specifications
If The Elec’s aforementioned claims about the lack of a Galaxy S24 Plus are to be believed, then you’ll likely have to decide between the Galaxy S24’s 6.1-inch display and the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s 6.8-inch screen (that’s assuming the phones take these are the same display sizes as their respective predecessors).
If Samsung doesn’t rock the boat, we’d expect the vanilla model to stick with the S23’s 120Hz AMOLED display (2340 x 1080 pixels), with the S24 Ultra sporting the S23 Ultra’s glorious 2X dynamic AMOLED panel (1440 x 3088 pixels), as well . as its dynamic refresh rate can be scaled between 1Hz and 120Hz.
Interestingly, the actual appearance of the two phones may be very different from what we are used to. Samsung recently hired Hubert H. Lee (opens in a new tab)former design executive at Mercedes-Benz, to lead its smartphone and smartwatch design department from 2023 and beyond, so the S24 and S24 Ultra may look away from recent Galaxy S models in terms of aesthetics.
Under the hood, both phones will definitely be running Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon chipset, which appears to be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 coming in 2024. All models in the Galaxy S23 line run on a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor to Qualcomm is already great, so is the Galaxy. S24 and S24 Ultra are likely to be even more powerful than their predecessors.
As for the phone’s cameras, tipster Ice Universe claims that Samsung will replace the S23 Ultra’s telephoto sensor with a “new solution” on the S24 Ultra, while the phone’s main camera will “remain the same.”
The Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to replace the telephoto sensor and adopt a new resolution. I think the main camera will remain the same or will be slightly changed.December 28, 2022
Later, a tweet (opens in a new tab) from RGcloudS revealed that the S24 Ultra will adopt a “Gen4 optics” zoom camera design to “significantly improve” the phone’s zoom capabilities.
In practice, that could mean a wider 2.5-2.9 aperture and the possibility of 150x digital zoom on the S24 Ultra, which would offer better low-light performance than its predecessor and trump its already impressive 100x Space Zoom capabilities .
There was still no word on the camera setup for the standard Samsung Galaxy S24, but headline photography technology is almost always reserved for the best handsets in the Samsung Galaxy series.