The Samsung Galaxy S24 may be nearly a year away, but rumors are already swirling about the next flagship.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 series, including the Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra, has quickly become some of the best Samsung phones, best Android phones, and best phones we've tested. But it looks like the Galaxy S24 will be a step up from those already capable phones with improved performance, better camera hardware and more.
We've compiled previous Galaxy S24 series rumors below and will continue to update this page as new leaks come to light. We've also covered the changes the Galaxy S24 will bring to the S23. So if Samsung engineers are reading this, we hope you take our notes into consideration.
Samsung Galaxy S24 release date predictions and price
The Galaxy S24 lineup will most likely be unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event in January or February 2024. It could share the stage with other new Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S23, which was launched alongside the Galaxy Book series. 3 this year, but we assume the event will continue to focus primarily on new phones.
Pricing is still a mystery, but we expect Samsung to keep the phones' current prices at $799, $999, and $1,199. We're particularly optimistic for the UK and Australian markets, as the Galaxy S23 was slightly more expensive than the Galaxy S22 at £849 / £1,049 / AU$1,249 and AU$1,349 / AU$1,649 / AU$1,949 respectively .
Samsung Galaxy S24: design and display
We expect Samsung to keep its three Galaxy S line intact with the Galaxy S24. This means the new lineup will likely consist of a standard 6.1-inch model, a 6.6-inch Galaxy S24 Plus, and a 6.8-inch Galaxy S24 Ultra.
However, according to the source, there may be a disappearance of the Plus model. According to the purchase statistics, most users bought the standard or ultra Galaxy S23 and only a small number of users chose the most. Therefore, it would make sense for Samsung to drop its less popular model and focus its resources on the two that most users seem to like.
However, this may be an incorrect conclusion from the available evidence. Leaker Roland Quandt thinks the previous source misunderstood the Samsung codenames associated with which phones. So we will probably see three more Galaxy S34 models.
Every year, Samsung has slightly changed the design of its phones, and the Galaxy S23 series has united the three models with an equidistant camera module. We don't know what the design of the Galaxy S24 series will look like, but we'll still see curved corners and flat sides on the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus, while the Galaxy S24 Ultra retains the spirit of the Galaxy Note Life with edges and curved corners in the square.
Render artist Technizo Concept attempted to design the Galaxy S24 Ultra long before any more concrete leaks surfaced. It looks a bit like the Galaxy S23 Ultra except for the new camera.
As for the displays themselves, we should see AMOLED panels and a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz on all models, but a minimum refresh rate of 48Hz on Normal and Plus, and a more efficient minimum of 1Hz on Ultra. This is to say if Samsung will continue the same trend with the S22 range. Similarly, the standard S23 and S23 Plus are expected to have FHD resolution, while the Ultra is expected to have a higher QHD resolution.
Samsung Galaxy S24: camera
The cameras on the standard Galaxy S24 models are said not to change much yet. So for now, we can expect to see a 50MP/12MP ultra-wide/10MP 3x/12MP quad primary selfie on the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus, just like their Galaxy S23 counterparts.
We also don't anticipate any changes to the Galaxy S23 Ultra's 200MP, 12MP ultra-wide, or 12MP primary cameras. But as part of the Galaxy S24 Ultra update, something could happen to one or both of its 10-megapixel cameras.
According to RGcloudS, the telephoto lens of the S24 Ultra could be improved with a longer zoom, improved optics, a larger sensor and a wider aperture for brighter images. This can translate to a maximum magnification of up to 150x (currently 100x on the Ultra) and extremely variable magnification. Instead of a static 3x or 10x zoom, this theoretically means you can adjust the zoom level of the camera without having to crop pixels like the Sony Xperia 1 IV.
Samsung Galaxy S24: performance
It's a safe bet that Samsung will use the latest Snapdragon chip in the Galaxy S24, and we've seen some promising rumours.
The upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will have a much faster main processor core for improved performance, which is exactly what we'd like to see in the next generation of Samsung Galaxy S phones. We're talking clock speeds of up to 3.7GHz. We're even seeing it hit faster speeds with a custom 'For Galaxy' version, as we saw with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy in the Galaxy S23 series.
Your RAM probably won't be upgraded. It is expected to come with 8GB of RAM as standard on all models, with 12GB optional for the Ultra model. Without further ado, we can assume that this also applies to storage capacity, which will be 128GB as standard on the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus and 256GB on the Ultra.
We haven't heard anything about the Galaxy S24's battery size. We can get the same 3900mAh, 4700mAh and 5000mAh cells for the classic Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus and Galaxy S24 Ultra respectively. Additionally, the Vanilla S24 is expected to charge up to 25W as before, while the Galaxy S24 Plus and Galaxy S24 Ultra have 45W charging capability.
Still, it would be nice to see faster charging across the board, especially as the iPhone 15 series finally offers USB-C.
Samsung Galaxy S24: what we want to see
The Samsung Galaxy S23 models have some of the slowest charge times of any new smartphone, even the 45W compatible models. It certainly helps that you can fully charge your phone in about half an hour, so Samsung can use examples from OnePlus and others to boost up to Galaxy S24 charging speed. Going to 60W would be a good start.
This is for UK, Australia and other users who had to pay a bit more for the Galaxy S23 series than previous Samsung flagships. Keeping the price of phones stable for at least a year or two would be welcome to keep the best tech in the higher budget bracket. It would also prevent Samsung from pushing users to cheaper alternative phones like the OnePlus or Google Pixel.
The Galaxy S23's available storage and RAM are among the thinnest you'll find in a flagship phone. Although the standard remains unaffordable, the ability to specify more RAM on the standard Galaxy S24 will suit users who prefer a smaller size but extra capacity to store apps, photos, and videos, or want extra RAM for enhanced app multitasking.
S Pen Update
Other than reducing lag, Samsung hasn't done much to update the S Pen stylus that now comes standard with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Some of the new tricks, whether it's more aerial action or compatibility with different devices like the S Pen Pro, will help expand an area Samsung's rivals have largely ignored on their phones.
Advanced user interface
This is perhaps the most impossible of all, and it's a request that's not for everyone. But for users who want to use "pure" Android, the simple method of disabling One UI settings for Android will go a long way in making Samsung's flagship phones more user-friendly.