It's Galaxy S24 leak season! The phone, slated for an early 2024 release, is already being discussed by OnLeaks and SmartPrix. Both sources have published detailed posts about the S24 Ultra, as well as the more affordable S24 and S24 Plus models. These leaked renders, derived from computer-aided design (CAD), are commonly shared with accessory manufacturers. While they provide precise measurements, it's important not to read too much into unconfirmed finer details.
Let's start with the cheaper Plus and base models, which share a design. This year, the noticeable change is the switch from rounded color-matched sides to a flat metal band encircling the device's perimeter. The new flat band gives the S24 a striking similarity to the design of an iPhone, with the camera block and absence of a dynamic island as differentiating factors. Interestingly, Samsung has embraced titanium and enhanced the phones with slimmer bezels. The resemblance to recent developments in the industry is hard to ignore.
The titanium band on the S24 features a prominent oval cutout on the right side, presumably for an ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna. Previously, this feature was exclusive to the Ultra and Plus models, but even the base model will now include it. Samsung, along with other players in the Android ecosystem, is working diligently to offer Bluetooth tracker alternatives to Apple's AirTag. UWB's directional location capabilities are expected to play a vital role in this endeavor. While UWB is not yet prevalent in many Android devices, this marks a significant stride forward.
Moving on to the S24 Ultra, it maintains the same design as the current version. The Ultra variant also adopts a titanium build and slimmer bezels. Although exact measurements are not yet available, according to the SmartPrix report, Samsung has made noteworthy progress in reducing bezel sizes. The outcome is a symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing appearance with one of the narrowest bezels among smartphones. The introduction of titanium construction is expected to reduce the weight by approximately 1 gram.
The S24 Ultra's display retains its slight curvature. While some Android manufacturers have acknowledged the issues with curved screens, Samsung, the company responsible for popularizing them, has yet to fully abandon this design approach. The usual 6.8-inch OLED display on the S24 Ultra is getting brighter, offering a sunlight mode with a peak brightness of 2,200 nits. This falls slightly behind the rumored specifications for the Pixel 8 display, which are also reportedly sourced from Samsung.
Beneath the surface, the Ultra variant is anticipated to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, a 5000 mAh battery of the typical size, and an impressive top-tier storage option of 2TB. Given that the launch of these phones is still a while away, more leaks are likely to surface in the future.
Samsung is scheduled to launch the Galaxy S24 series in the coming months, and early rumors have already surfaced online. The latest information regarding the Galaxy S24 revolves around the camera features of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Following the success of its predecessor, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which boasted a remarkable 200-megapixel camera and an improved selfie camera, fans are curious to find out if the Galaxy S24 Ultra will offer significant improvements in its camera capabilities. Trusted source Ice Universe, citing Korean media, has revealed alleged specifications for the rear camera of the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
According to Ice Universe, the rumored camera setup on the Galaxy S24 Ultra includes a 200-megapixel Samsung HP2 primary camera, accompanied by a 12-megapixel Sony IMX564 ultra-wide lens and a 10-megapixel Sony IMX754 telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. These camera modules seem to be similar to those featured in the rear camera arrangement of the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Additionally, the camera module of the Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to house a slightly modified version of the 10-megapixel IMX754+ periscope telephoto camera, which will provide an improved 10x optical zoom capability. This hardware-level upgrade is likely to be the primary enhancement for the S24 Ultra. However, significant advancements in camera performance are expected to come from software enhancements and processing capabilities.
Apart from the rear camera setup, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will come equipped with an LED flash and a laser autofocus unit. Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding the specifications of the selfie camera for the Galaxy S24 Ultra, but it is expected to retain the 12-megapixel front-facing snapper introduced with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Details concerning the camera specifications of the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus have not been released yet.
Furthermore, it's worth mentioning that Qualcomm is anticipated to announce its highly awaited Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset in October this year. Speculations suggest that an overclocked version of this chip, known as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, might power the Galaxy S24 series. While the Snapdragon variant is expected to be available in Asian and North American markets, Samsung is likely to release the Exynos 2400 variants in Europe.
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