Samsung has launched three new models in its flagship Galaxy range, taking on the iPhone 15 with the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra.
Continuing its annual tradition of early-year updates to its flagship smartphones, Samsung’s update from the Galaxy S23 family to the S24 generation. Just like 2022’s releases, the 2023 batch consists of three distinct models.
The top of the range model is the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which is housed in a titanium frame, available in four colors: Titanium Black, Titanium Gray, Titanium Violet, and Titanium Yellow.
Inside is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, alongside 12GB of memory, and will ship in a choice of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacities. To help performance, a 90% larger vapor chamber system will assist with cooling the internal components.
The display consists of a 6.8-inch QHD+ OLED screen. The main 200MP camera is joined by a 12MP ultrawide version, a 10MP telephoto that has a 3x optical zoom, and an additional 50MP camera with a 5x optical zoom.
Powering the Ultra model is a 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast charging, with it also including Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, 5G, and USB-C connectivity.
The middle Galaxy S24+ has a 6.7-inch QHD+ OLED panel display, with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 making an appearance again for North American and Chinese customers. Other countries will be using the Exynos 2400 chipset instead.
Memory is 8GB or 12GB, depending on the model, with 256GB and 512GB storage capacities included. Battery life will be a bit longer than the previous year’s version, with a capacity of 4,900mAh.
Camera-wise, the Galaxy S24+ includes a 50MP main camera with 8K video capability, a dual telephoto zoom of up to 3x, and a Space Zoom of 30x.
With the exception of Wi-FI 6E support instead of Wi-Fi 7, it has the same wireless and wired connectivity as the Ultra.
The base Samsung Galaxy S24 will have a 6.2-inch OLED screen sporting a Full HD+ resolution. It will have the same chipset as the S24+, though with 8GB of memory and 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacity options.
The cameras are identical to the S24+, as is its wireless connectivity capabilities. Though it will have a smaller 4,000mAh battery, it will be able to get to 50% capacity after 30 minutes of fast charging.
The Galaxy S24 retails for $800 and up, depending on capacity.The Galaxy S24 Ultra starts at $1,300 with Samsung’s S24+ beginning at $1,000.