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Launch date, rumors, specs, worth, and wishlist

Launch date, rumors, specs, worth, and wishlist


Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

Replace, September 15, 2023 (5:07 PM ET): We’ve got up to date the Samsung Galaxy S24 sequence rumor hub with particulars in regards to the S24’s charging velocity.


Authentic article: Yearly, smartphone followers sit up for the newest flagship Android telephones from Samsung. In 2023, these flagships have been in the Galaxy S23 sequence. Subsequent yr, nevertheless, we count on to see the Samsung Galaxy S24 sequence. We all know it’s a great distance away, however rumors surrounding these telephones are already ramping up!

Beneath, you’ll discover all the newest credible rumors surrounding the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Extremely. We’ve additionally included a wishlist, which is made up of issues we hope to see however don’t have any proof for but.

Will there be a Samsung Galaxy S24?

Though nothing is ever sure within the tech world, the probability of Samsung launching a Galaxy S24 sequence is extremely excessive. The corporate has launched Samsung Galaxy S telephones each single yr for the previous 13 years. We see no cause why it could cease now.

After all, Samsung has thrown us curveballs earlier than. In 2020, for instance, it switched up the naming technique for the telephones by leaping from the Galaxy S10 straight to the Galaxy S20. The corporate did this so the identify of the telephones would line up with the yr through which they have been launched. Nonetheless, we don’t have any proof to counsel Samsung has a change to its naming technique on the way in which. As such, we absolutely count on to see a Galaxy S24 launch in 2024.

When will the Galaxy S24 launch date be?

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  • Galaxy S21 launch: January 29, 2021
  • Galaxy S22 launch: February 25, 2022
  • Galaxy S23 launch: February 1, 2023

Over the previous few years, Samsung has launched a brand new Galaxy S sequence within the first or second month of the yr. You must return all the way in which to the Galaxy S8 to discover a launch that didn’t occur in January or February (the Galaxy S8 launched in March 2017). With that in thoughts, our cash is on Samsung launching the Galaxy S24 sequence in both January or February of 2024.

If a rumor from Ice Universe is to be believed, the Galaxy S24 may launch in January subsequent yr. This was additional supported by a report that claims Samsung’s manufacturing companions are planning to start mass manufacturing a month sooner than standard.

Prior to now, Samsung used main tech occasions to launch its Galaxy S telephones, most notably Cellular World Congress. Nonetheless, the corporate has moved away from this and has not too long ago been creating its personal occasions particularly catered to a Galaxy S launch. We count on the corporate to do the identical factor in 2024. In different phrases, count on a flashy Samsung-specific launch occasion with a whole lot of individuals in attendance in some main international metropolis.

What options will the Galaxy S24 sequence have?

We’re nonetheless very early within the launch cycle of the Galaxy S23 sequence. Due to this fact, there aren’t too many dependable rumors round fairly but. Nonetheless, there are definitely just a few notable rumors we’ve heard to this point, and we are able to at all times make some educated guesses primarily based on issues Samsung has finished up to now.

What number of fashions will the Galaxy S24 sequence have?

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Ever for the reason that Galaxy S20 sequence, there have been three fashions in every Galaxy S household: a regular mannequin, a Plus variant, and the mighty Extremely mannequin. We count on Samsung to proceed with this system in 2024. There’ll virtually definitely be a Samsung Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Extremely.

Nonetheless, there was a rumor floating round that Samsung may skip the Galaxy S24 Plus. This rumor originated with a comparatively unknown leaker and has been shot down by different, extra outstanding leakers. It doesn’t sound too far-fetched, contemplating the Plus mannequin is often the weakest vendor within the sequence. For now, although, we predict Samsung will stick to its tried-and-true system of launching three Galaxy S24 units.

Design

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In 2023, Samsung modified the look of the Galaxy S sequence for the primary time in two years. Now, each telephone within the household appears fairly related, with squared-off sides, digicam lens cutouts on the rear, and related colorway selections.

We doubt Samsung will change issues up an excessive amount of in 2024. Certain, there might be refined modifications, but it surely’s not like Samsung to make drastic modifications year-to-year. Till we see some dependable renders leak, we’re going to imagine the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Extremely will look loads like their S23 counterparts.

Nonetheless, there could also be an enchancment within the show. A leak claims that the subsequent era of Galaxy S telephones may bounce as much as thirteenth era (M13) high-performance OLED panels. These panels are thinner and extra energy environment friendly than the M12 display anticipated to look on the iPhone 15.

It’s additionally doable that Samsung could change the body of the S24 Extremely to titanium alloy, in line with leaker Ice Universe (and corroborated by Yogesh Brar). Regardless of titanium being a heavy steel, the leak claims the telephone will solely weigh 233g — that’s one gram lighter than the present Extremely.

Specs

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Since we’re so early within the leak cycle for the Galaxy S24 sequence, we extremely advocate being skeptical of most leaks you see. That being stated, right here’s what we’ve been listening to in relation to specs for these telephones.

Exynos or Snapdragon processors?

In 2023, Samsung did one thing it hadn’t finished in a protracted, very long time: it launched all Galaxy S23 units with the identical chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Beforehand, there have been two sorts of Galaxy S telephones: a Qualcomm Snapdragon mannequin and a Samsung Exynos mannequin. Snapdragon fashions would often hit the USA, South Korea, and Singapore, whereas the remainder of the world would see Exynos fashions. This sounds prefer it wouldn’t be an enormous deal, besides that Snapdragon fashions have been universally superior to Exynos fashions.

In 2024, will Samsung stick to this technique? We hope it’s going to, however proof suggests Exynos variants may return in some capability. Now, in the event you’re in a rustic that usually sees Exynos fashions, don’t seize your pitchfork fairly but. Samsung and Qualcomm have a contract that makes this rumor appear unlikely, no less than in relation to widescale releases of the telephones. Nonetheless, a report in August suggests Samsung might be trying into including Exynos 2400 variants to offset the price of different upgrades. Samsung has had some troublesome monetary stories these days.

A number of retailers are reporting that Samsung may deliver Exynos energy again to the Galaxy S24 sequence in some capability.

Pocket-Lint made a equally audacious declare on July 24, asserting that the complete Galaxy S24 sequence will swap again to Exynos energy in 2024. The outlet additional claims that the S24 vary may nonetheless be powered by Snapdragon chips within the US however that Europe would get the Exynos chipset.

We’d ordinarily take this Pocket-Lint declare with an enormous bag of salt. However the truth that one other outlet beforehand reported on Exynos chips returning to the S24 sequence in some capability suggests it’s best to merely take the brand new declare with a grain of salt.

Nonetheless, Twitter tipster RGcloudS claimed in April that solely the bottom Galaxy S24 would achieve Exynos energy. Meaning you might need to purchase the S24 Plus or Extremely in order for you a Snapdragon chipset. Both approach, Samsung and Qualcomm have a multi-year deal in place, so we’re to see how this all shakes out.

Different Galaxy S24 specs

As for different specs of the telephones, we don’t see Samsung altering issues up considerably. You possibly can go forward and count on all three Galaxy S24 telephones to have the identical or higher specs as their Galaxy S23 counterparts. One space which may get an improve is reminiscence and storage. Some leaked data suggests that every one fashions may begin at 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There could even be a 16GB of RAM variant for the Extremely.

Nonetheless, tipster Revegnus claimed on X in August that the S24 Extremely might be accessible with as much as 2TB of storage. In contrast, the S23 Extremely tops out at 1TB. Nonetheless, the leaker additionally urged that the bottom Extremely mannequin may solely have 128GB of storage. This might be a significant downgrade over the S23 Extremely, which shipped with 256GB of storage.

In August, we heard about rumored battery capacities of the three telephones. Allegedly, the Galaxy S24 may get a pleasant enhance to a 4,000mAh cell. In the meantime, the Galaxy S24 Plus may have the largest battery of any Plus mannequin at 4,900mAh. Sadly, the Galaxy S24 Extremely’s battery could be the identical as all different Ultras at 5,000mAh.

Nonetheless, a rumor that got here out in July from RGcloudS on Twitter urged the S24 Extremely (and probably the S24 Plus) may get a stacked battery. RGcloudS additionally claimed the telephone(s) may have a charging velocity of 65W. However China’s 3C certification web site lists the Plus and the Extremely as having 45W charging. The bottom mannequin can even retain the identical charging velocity as its predecessor, which comes out to 25W.

Tipster Ice Universe posted obvious S24 Extremely show specs in August. For starters, they claimed that the telephone can have a flat display. So those that hate curved shows can be glad right here. In any other case, it’s believed that the display can have the identical decision and side ratio however be considerably brighter (2,500 nits versus the S23 Extremely’s 1,750 nits).

Cameras

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Black color in hand

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Up to now, the largest modifications we have now heard that might probably come to the Galaxy S24 sequence encompass the cameras. The wildest rumor says that the Galaxy S24 Extremely may improve considered one of its two telephoto lenses, particularly the 3x optical lens. The rumor states that this might then change into a 5x lens. Nonetheless, tipster Revegnus disputed this rumor in June, saying the 3x digicam will keep and the one modifications can be an enchancment to the 10x sensor.

We’ve additionally heard early rumors that the 10x periscope digicam might be upgraded to a variable “folded” lens. Theoretically, this lens may ship lossless zoom at any degree from 5x to 10x. However the leaker refuted this declare as effectively. In any other case, we’re anticipating the S24 and S24 Plus cameras to remain the identical.

Ice Universe, alternatively, claimed in August that the Extremely can have a 50MP 3x telephoto digicam with “good” 5x zoom high quality. They add that the telephone will preserve the 10MP 10x periscope digicam which first debuted on the S21 Extremely.

There are conflicting rumors that Samsung may provide a 5x digicam on the S24 Extremely.

In the meantime, a outstanding leaker suggests Samsung has some massive upgrades in retailer for the Galaxy S24 sequence in relation to the digicam software program. Yogesh Brar says these modifications can be “large,” though he wasn’t particular on what these modifications may be. No matter occurs, count on them to problem to be the finest digicam telephones as standard.

Outstanding outlet GalaxyClub claimed on July 21 that the S24 sequence will retain the 12MP selfie digicam seen on the Galaxy S23 vary. The outlet additionally asserted that Samsung needs to maintain the punch-hole cutout as small as doable, suggesting that we shouldn’t count on a bigger sensor, both. So the corporate might want to enhance picture high quality through the processor and software program.

What’s going to the value be for the Samsung Galaxy S24 sequence?

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  • Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Extremely: $799, $999, $1,199
  • Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, S22 Extremely: $799, $999, $1,199
  • Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, S23 Extremely: $799, $999, $1,199

As you may see from the checklist above, Samsung hasn’t altered its Galaxy S pricing technique in the USA for 3 straight years. Nonetheless, the identical can’t be stated for the remainder of the world. In actual fact, this yr, the Galaxy S23 sequence jumped in worth in lots of outstanding locations, together with the UK and many of the remainder of Europe.

As such, we are able to solely assume worth jumps are within the playing cards for the USA quickly. How a lot of a bounce is a thriller, as is whether or not or not all three fashions would see a rise or simply the Extremely variant.

After all, we might be pleasantly shocked and see Samsung stick to the identical pricing it’s used for the previous three cycles. We’ll have a greater thought of this as we get additional into 2023 and whether or not the Galaxy S23 is a greater purchase.

Must you look forward to the Samsung Galaxy S24?

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As with most units, the reply to this query relies on your state of affairs. Primarily based on the leaks and rumors, it sounds just like the Galaxy S24 sequence can have some notable enhancements over the earlier era. However will these enhancements be sufficient to justify ditching your present telephone for this telephone?

You probably have a Galaxy S23, it’d in all probability be higher to stay with the telephone you’ve. However when you have a telephone that’s older than that, it could be value it to think about selecting this handset up. Nonetheless, in the event you want a telephone proper now, there are many strong options just like the Pixel 7 Professional ($589.98 at Amazon) or the iPhone 14 Professional Max ($1099 at Finest Purchase).

Samsung Galaxy S24 sequence: What we need to see

Samsung at all times brings one thing new to its newest smartphones. Nonetheless, typically it updates issues we don’t care about or doesn’t replace the issues we need to see fastened. Beneath, you’ll discover three issues we hope to see with the Galaxy S24 sequence. We don’t have any proof to assist this stuff coming or not, however our hopes are excessive.

Quicker charging for all

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In the USA, the OnePlus 11 prices at a blazing 80W. That’s quick sufficient to cost from zero to full in underneath half-hour.

We don’t count on Samsung to achieve these heights in relation to charging speeds on the Galaxy S24 sequence, sadly. Regardless of Samsung’s good work with the Galaxy S23 Extremely’s 45W charging, the common Galaxy S23 continues to be caught at 25W. With this in thoughts, we hope to see some developments from Samsung on this regard.

Traditionally, Samsung has been on the slower finish in relation to rolling out elevated charging speeds. It’s doable this might be lingering unease associated to the debacle surrounding the Galaxy Observe 7 sequence (that telephone was vulnerable to exploding as a result of defective batteries). We are able to’t blame the corporate for being conservative in response to that, however rivals are actually slaying the market in relation to charging, and Samsung can’t keep stagnant for lengthy.

Fortunately, an early rumor suggests we may see quicker charging speeds on the Extremely and probably the Plus mannequin. This might be good, however we’d prefer to see quicker speeds on all units, if doable.

All Qualcomm in every single place

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Earlier on this article, we mentioned a rumor that Samsung may use Exynos processors in no less than some Galaxy S24 telephones. This might be fairly unhappy, as 2023 is the primary yr in a protracted, very long time that we haven’t needed to cope with the Snapdragon/Exynos break up all over the world.

Granted, we all know Samsung and Qualcomm have a contract associated to this. That contract ought to imply all Galaxy S telephones needs to be all-in on Snapdragon for the foreseeable future. Nonetheless, Samsung’s current weak monetary stories are virtually all associated to its chipset manufacturing woes, so it’s doable the corporate might be determined to maneuver stock. Determined instances name for determined measures.

Regardless, we have now our fingers crossed that everybody all over the world will get a Snapdragon-based Galaxy S24, similar to we noticed in 2023.

Related pricing

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Our pals in Europe and the UK definitely obtained some sticker shock this yr when Galaxy S23 pricing landed. In Denmark, the top-of-the-line Galaxy S23 Extremely noticed a worth bounce of three,300 Krone, which is round $480. That’s a big enhance.

In 2024, we hope Samsung can maintain this going. The corporate may get away with rising the value of the Galaxy S24 Extremely, particularly if it considerably improves the digicam, as has been rumored. However we hope the bottom mannequin, the Galaxy S24, stays the identical worth. That $799 worth is the proper candy spot for worth, and we’d hate for shoppers to lose that.



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