The Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup may not have hit the market until February 2023, but that hasn’t stopped us from looking ahead to what the Samsung Galaxy S24 could bring to the mobile table next year.
Samsung’s latest flagships are three of the best phones money can buy right now (read our Samsung Galaxy S23 review, Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus review, and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review to find out why), and early signs suggest a few more entries in the The brand’s popular S series will continue to push the boundaries of mobile performance, photography and battery life.
Of course, we are still a long way from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S24 and its siblings, but nevertheless we have put together this comprehensive guide to all the latest news and rumors about the next Samsung Galaxy S phones.
Samsung Galaxy S24: Release Date
Considering that Samsung has only just lifted the lid of its Galaxy S23 line, we do not expect the launch of Galaxy S24 smartphones from this brand until 2024. That said, we can only guess when these devices might arrive.
Samsung debuted the Galaxy S23 phones on Galaxy Unpacked in February, with the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra going on sale from February 17. The Samsung Galaxy S22 range was revealed around the same time a year earlier, so we’d expect next year’s Galaxy Unpacked event – likely to fall in January or February – to host the launch of the Galaxy S24 lineup.
It’s worth noting that we don’t yet know if Samsung will re-release three Galaxy models in the S24 lineup – the vanilla S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra. The company has been sticking to a three-tier release strategy every year since 2020, but electric (opens in a new tab) reports that Samsung may be preparing to abandon the Plus variant due to “polarization in the flagship 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 arrive in the Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup, there’s no word yet 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 (which may not arrive at all) and S24 Ultra will cost at least $799.99 / £849 / AU$1,349, AU$999.99 / £1,049/$1,649 and $1,199.99/£1,249/$1,949 respectively.
Samsung Galaxy S24: news and specifications
If you believe The Elec’s claims above about the lack of the Galaxy S24 Plus, you’ll probably have to choose between the Galaxy S24’s 6.1-inch display and the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s 6.8-inch display (assuming these phones adopt the same display sizes as their predecessor counterparts) ).
Unless Samsung rocks 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’s gorgeous 2X S23 Ultra’s dynamic AMOLED panel (1440 x 3088 pixels), as well as how dynamic refresh rate that can be scaled from 1 Hz to 120 Hz.
Interestingly, the actual appearance of both phones can be very different from what we are used to. SAMSUNG recently hired Hubert H. Lee (opens in a new tab)the former design director at Mercedes-Benz will lead the smartphone and smartwatch design department from 2023 and beyond, so the S24 and S24 Ultra may differ from the latest Galaxy S models in terms of aesthetics.
Under the hood, both phones will almost certainly run the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, which looks set to be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in 2024. Every model in the Galaxy S23 lineup runs a custom-designed version of Qualcomm’s already impressive Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, so the Galaxy S24 and S24 Ultra are likely to be even more powerful handsets than their predecessors.
Indeed, a recent leak suggests that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be significantly faster than the 8 Gen 2, with the Galaxy-specific version of the chipset set to beat the upcoming Apple A17 Bionic “on paper”. In other words, the Samsung Galaxy S24 and its bigger siblings could be faster than the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, and the many rumored iPhone 15 Ultra (although those speed gains are likely to be negligible).
Snapdragon gen 3 is indeed strong Bigger leap over previous generation Apparently the main contributing factor was the arm itself especially the X4 and 1,4,3 configurations which are pretty much confirmed gen3 for the galaxy will beat bionic frequency 17 “on paper” up to 3.7+GHz for mobileMarch 3, 2023
For a more grainy, leak RGcloudS (opens in a new tab) claims the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will boast a high-performance Cortex-X4 core clocked at 3.7 GHz, four low-frequency performance cores, and three performance-oriented cores. In comparison, the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is clocked at 3.2GHz, meaning its successor is expected to be 15% more powerful.
It’s currently unclear if the Galaxy-specific version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be even faster, but even so, the 3.7GHz is a significant boost over the S23’s 3.36GHz clock speed.
As for the phone’s cameras, tipster Ice Universe says Samsung will replace the S23 Ultra’s telephoto lens 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 solution. I think the main camera will remain the same or will be changed slightly.December 28, 2022
Recently another tweet (opens in a new tab) from RGcloudS suggests the S24 Ultra will adopt the “Gen4 Optics” zoom camera design to “significantly improve” the phone’s zoom capabilities.
In practice, this could mean a wider 2.5-2.9 aperture and 150x digital zoom capability on the S24 Ultra, which would offer better low-light performance than its predecessor and trump the already impressive 100x space zoom capabilities.
There’s been no word yet on the camera setup for the standard Samsung Galaxy S24, but eye-catching photo tech is almost always reserved for the top of the line Samsung Galaxy phones.