Samsung fans, we're all excited to hear the latest rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra. As the latest flagship phone from Samsung, we've heard rumors about its amazing features and how it's set to blow us all away. From a stunning triple camera setup with new AI capabilities to an even more powerful processor, we can't wait to get our hands on it.
Of course, while we can only speculate until official details are released, it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement of imagining what the S24 Ultra could bring to the table. So, let's compare the rumored S24 Ultra features to its predecessor, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and see what we might have in store.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
The S23 Ultra is known for its Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2-pack, aluminum frame, IP68 protection, and weight and dimensions (234.0 grams and 6.43 x 3.07 x 0.35 inches respectively). And Samsung may not want to mess with success. Rumor has it that these features will be repeated in the S24 Ultra and S24 Plus.
Reports said that the S24 Ultra and S24 Plus will retain the design of their predecessors, although the S24 Ultra might be lighter due to different build materials. Samsung might also introduce new color options alongside the S23 Ultra's Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender colors.
The display of the S23 Ultra was one of Samsung's best so far, featuring a 6.1-inch screen with a 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution, Super AMOLED technology, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The S24 Ultra is expected to retain the same M11 display panel, although minor improvements in power and brightness. Plus, some changes in dopants are anticipated.
While many hoped for a more powerful M13 display panel in the S24 Ultra, we might have to wait until the S25 Ultra. The S24 Ultra is expected to maintain the S23 Ultra's HDR support, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, AMOLED technology, and 120Hz refresh rate. Those looking for a larger screen might consider the rumored 6.9-inch display of the S24 Ultra.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has set a high standard in terms of battery life. With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip promising further power management improvements, expectations are high for the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
Rumor has said that Samsung is considering adopting a stacked battery system for the S24 Ultra. This denser power pack would occupy the same space as the S23 Ultra's 5000 mAh cell, potentially providing more power without increasing the device's size. If this shift occurs, a redesigned cooling system will likely be necessary. There have been talks about this being a possibility for the S24 Ultra.
Initially, it was thought that this new battery design would allow Samsung to boost the wired charging speed from the S23 Ultra's 45W to 65W for the S24. However, recent reports suggest that the charging speeds for the Galaxy S24 series may remain unchanged. Despite these rumors, the S24 is still expected to maintain the same 3900 mAh battery as its predecessor, the S23. Along with this, it's expected to feature fast charging, Qi wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging capabilities.
The Galaxy S23's camera quality is commendable. Although the S23 and S23 Plus models didn't receive the 200 megapixels camera upgrade of its Ultra model, they sport a decent setup, including a 50 megapixels wide-angle lens, a 12 MP ultra-wide, and a 10 MP short telephoto lens. Despite calls for an improved camera setup for the S24 and S24 Plus, Samsung is expected to use the same 50 MP Samsung GN3 sensor in these base models, marking the third consecutive year of using this sensor.
However, The S24 Ultra might have a different camera setup. Rumors suggest it could feature a one-inch-sized camera sensor. This is larger than the iPhone 15 Pro Max sensor.
Undoubtedly, one of the most significant improvements in the Samsung Galaxy S23 is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. This upgrade has greatly enhanced its efficiency while minimizing power usage. It also brings about faster GPU and CPU performances and ushers in the Wi-Fi 7 era with the Fast Connect 7800, the world's first Wi-Fi 7 solution capable of High Band Simultaneous (HBS) multi-link. This feature more than doubles Wi-Fi 6 speeds, reaching up to 5.8 gigabits per second with a sustained latency of less than 2 milliseconds.
However, rumors are swirling that Samsung might reintroduce their Exynos 2400 chipset in the S24 series. This is due to increasing production costs associated with Qualcomm chips, which is becoming a major concern for Samsung. Despite these speculations, well-known tipster Ice Universe believes the probability of the Exynos 2400 being adopted in the Galaxy S24 series is zero. He predicts that the S24 will instead feature the more powerful and efficient Snapdragon 8 gen 3 chip.
The S23 features an 8 GB RAM, a non-expandable 128 GB internal storage space, 5G-ready cellular with LTE HSDPA plus 4G 42.2 bit/s data speed, Bluetooth 5.3, and Wi-Fi 6E
Given the similarities between the S23 and S24, I don't anticipate a significant price change. The S23 and S23 Plus are priced at $799 and $1049, respectively, and the S24 and S24 Plus should have the same price upon release. So, does the S24 merit an upgrade? It largely depends on individual preferences. If you're intrigued by the potential for increased performance speed and power efficiency from the Snapdragon 8 gen 3, the S24 might be appealing. However, it shares many similarities with the S23. The S24 could be an excellent entry point for those new to the S series, but for current S23 users, whether the upgrade is valuable could hinge on factors like a potential price increase for the S24.
Given the similarities between the S23 and S24, I don't anticipate a significant price change. The S23 and S23 Plus are priced at $799 and $1049, respectively, and the S24 and S24 Plus should have the same price upon release.
So, does the S24 merit an upgrade? It largely depends on individual preferences. If you're intrigued by the potential for increased performance speed and power efficiency from the Snapdragon 8 gen 3, the S24 might be appealing. However, it shares many similarities with the S23. The S24 could be an excellent entry point for those new to the S series, but for current S23 users, whether the upgrade is valuable could hinge on factors like a potential price increase for the S24.