Samsung’s Galaxy S23 sequence has actually impressed us, from the entry-level mannequin, with its strong all-round efficiency, to the top-end S23 Extremely, with its unbelievable digital camera system and S-Pen stylus.
However the tech world would not sit nonetheless for lengthy, and already we’re seeing rumors about Samsung’s subsequent era of telephones, the Galaxy S24 line. We have sifted by the output from the rumor mill to attempt to determine simply what Samsung’s subsequent superphones will supply, once they’ll be introduced, and the way a lot they could value.
All rumors must be taken with a pinch of salt. And so they’re unlikely to cease rolling in, so we’ll maintain this text up to date as we hear extra.
When will the Samsung Galaxy S24 launch?
Samsung took the wraps off the S23 line and S22 line at Galaxy Unpacked occasions in February 2023 and 2022, respectively. We strongly anticipate the corporate to comply with the identical timeline for the following fashions, with a February 2024 launch occasion and the telephones occurring sale throughout the following weeks.
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How a lot will the Galaxy S24 value?
There are no agency particulars on pricing, however we do not anticipate any important modifications from the S23 lineup. For reference, the bottom S23 mannequin begins at $800, the Plus at $1,000 and the Extremely at $1,200. The Galaxy S lineup has completely different fashions for individuals buying on completely different budgets and it is a tactic Samsung has used for many generations of its telephones.
The brand new Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 each maintained their costs from final 12 months, so it would not typically seem that Samsung is seeking to shake up its pricing technique.
Will there be a number of Galaxy S24 variations?
Nearly definitely, sure. As talked about, the a number of fashions technique is one which Samsung has used for a while, and all present rumors counsel the corporate will launch at the very least two variations of the S24: a base mannequin and an Extremely model. Some business analysts have advised that the Plus mannequin may be scrapped to create extra separation between the bottom and Extremely, however different sources disagree.
From left: The Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus.
What concerning the Galaxy S24 sequence design and show?
Tipster @Tech_Reve suggests Samsung will probably be sticking to a lot the identical design as this 12 months, at the very least for the bottom S24 and S24 Plus. Each telephones are anticipated to keep up the floating digital camera lenses, quite than the strong digital camera unit seen on the sooner S22 and S22 Plus.
The S24 Extremely might get some more-noticeable tweaks, if solely within the discount of the variety of digital camera lenses seen on the again. Tech_Reve predicts that the S24 Extremely will lose the 3x digital camera lens, which is able to imply fewer lenses within the digital camera cluster — although that might not be the case, as we’ll focus on later. Different rumors counsel the Extremely mannequin will probably be made with a lighter, stronger titanium body, however whether or not that is visually noticeable stays to be seen.
Most rumors counsel that the show sizes will stay just about the identical as final 12 months, which means we anticipate a 6.1-inch base Galaxy S24, a 6.6-inch S24 Plus and a 6.8-inch S24 Extremely.
The S23 Extremely’s digital camera is among the many greatest round.
And the Galaxy S24 sequence cameras?
Rumors aren’t clear about what precisely to anticipate in terms of the cameras within the S24 vary, with some earlier stories saying we’ll see a a lot bigger important digital camera sensor, and different newer rumors suggesting the digital camera specs will stay basically the identical.
The latter rumors come mainly from recognized leakster Ice Universe, a supply with a superb monitor document, so the discuss of a much bigger important digital camera sensor is arguably much less thrilling. That is a disgrace, as a result of the S23 Extremely’s cameras have not actually modified that a lot for a couple of generations, whereas competitors from each Apple and Google has remained fierce. A bigger digital camera sensor may make a big distinction in enhancing picture high quality. That mentioned, Ice Universe has additionally advised that the S24 Extremely’s 3x zoom might get a decision bump as much as 50 megapixels.
Different rumors counsel the Extremely will lose the devoted 3x optical zoom lens and as an alternative go all in with the 10x optical zoom, upgrading it to permit for various zoom ranges. A steady optical zoom has been rumored for a while, but when Ice Universe is to be believed, we might have to attend one other era to see it in use.
How concerning the Galaxy S24 sequence specs?
Although it is virtually sure some S24 fashions will use the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, anticipated to be launched later this 12 months, stories counsel Samsung might revert to utilizing its personal Exynos chips in sure areas.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus affords strong all-round efficiency.
In earlier generations, together with the S22 line, Samsung used Qualcomm chips in some areas (together with the US) however opted for its personal Exynos processors in different areas (together with the UK). The reasoning wasn’t at all times clear, nevertheless it was notable that the S23 line used Qualcomm silicon in all areas, with no trace of Exynos.
Rumors about Samsung’s S23 FE, the extra reasonably priced model of the vary, anticipated later this 12 months, counsel it’s going to use Exynos chips. And it is potential Samsung will once more go for a mixture of chips for the S24 vary when it launches subsequent 12 months.
Different leaks counsel that the bottom S24 and S24 Plus may get a bump as much as 12GB of RAM, with the Extremely going as much as 16GB.
At this level there aren’t many different credible rumors. We do, nonetheless, anticipate Samsung to stay with the S Pen stylus within the S24 Extremely, in addition to introduce a brand new vary of colours all through the entire sequence. We might like to see a return to expandable storage (however that will not occur), and you may anticipate options like IP68 water resistance, in-screen fingerprint scanners and excessive refresh charge shows on all fashions.