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Samsung Galaxy S24 & Galaxy S24+ preview – updated January 3, 2024

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Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Windows Report

The Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ are on the way. These two smartphones will be joined by the Galaxy S24 Ultra, the most powerful device in the series. You can read more about that phone in a separate article, we’re here to focus on the regular and ‘plus’ model. The Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ will have a lot in common, based on rumors and leaks. The two phones will be different in terms of size, though, and there will be some other differences. They will differ from the Galaxy S24 Ultra, though. Plenty of info already surfaced regarding both phones, and more will keep on coming until the launch event occurs. We’re here to keep you in the loop, so read on if you’re interested in Samsung’s upcoming devices.

This article will be regularly updated with new information on the Samsung Galaxy S24 & Galaxy S24+ (this is a preview article) — both official teasers and credible leaks, rumors, and insider claims — as it becomes available in the run-up to the release of the upcoming Android smartphone. The last update was made on January 3, 2024.

When will the Samsung Galaxy S24 & Galaxy S24+ be released?

The Samsung Galaxy S23 series launched on February 1. Well, their successors will come a bit sooner than that, and sooner than expected. The Galaxy S24 series will launch on January 17, globally. Samsung officially confirmed the launch event and its date. The press event will take place in San Jose, California, as we expected. The event will start at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 7 PM CET / 6 PM BST, in case you’re interested in tuning in. Samsung will, of course, live stream the whole thing.

What models are coming?

Samsung will announce three Galaxy S24 series models next year, two of which we’re focusing on in this article. The Galaxy S24 Ultra we covered in a separate article, while the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ are the topic here. Their design will be identical, we’ll talk more about that in the design section. We still don’t know what models exactly are coming in terms of RAM and storage.

How much will the Samsung Galaxy S24 & Galaxy S24+ cost?

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series phones will likely cost the same as their predecessors. This won’t be a huge design revamp for Samsung, and considering the market these days, it’s very likely Samsung will stick with the Galaxy S23 series pricing. That was a guess up until one rumor actually said the same thing. If that ends up being the case, however, the Galaxy S24 will start at $799, while the Galaxy S24+ will start at $999 in the US. Do note that, in some markets, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ are tipped to be slightly cheaper, by €50 or so.

The Galaxy S23 started at 128GB storage, while the Galaxy S23+ started at 256GB. If Samsung opts to move up the ante, and puts the vanilla Galaxy S23 at 256GB storage starting level, the price will go up. If that ends up being the case, the base model could end up costing up to $899. The Galaxy S24+ will likely stay at the 256GB storage level as a starting point.

What will the Samsung Galaxy S24 & Galaxy S24+ look like?

What about the design? Well, both devices did surface in CAD-based renders. Those renders gave us a really good look at both phones. The two devices will look the same, it seems, but the Galaxy S24+ will be a bit bigger, due to a larger display. We’ll get flat sides this time, all around, with chamfered edges. All of the physical buttons will sit on the right-hand side, as expected. The power/lock button will sit below the volume up and down keys. Those buttons will also be made out of metal. A 5G antenna will be placed on the right side too.

Now, the question is, what metal will Samsung use? Some rumors said that only the ‘Ultra’ model will get the titanium frame, while others claim that the entire Galaxy S24 series will. If the ‘Ultra’ ends up being the only one, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ will likely use aluminum. The front and back sides of the phone will be flat too, including a flat display. A centered display camera hole will be present, as on the Galaxy S23 series.

On the back, you’ll notice a familiar setup. Three cameras will be vertically-aligned in the top-left corner of the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ backplates. Each camera will protrude from the back separately, they won’t be a part of the same camera island or anything like that. The LED flash will sit between the first and second camera, but a bit to the right side, not literally between them. Samsung’s logo will also be present on the back, in a similar fashion as on the Galaxy S23 series.

Samsung Galaxy S24 CAD renders:

Samsung Galaxy S24+ CAD renders:

Galaxy S24 colors:

Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Windows Report

The Galaxy S24 & S24+ official renders:

The Galaxy S24 and S24+ official renders surfaced several times thus far, as we’re waiting for the launch. You can check out both devices in galleries below.

Galaxy S24:

Galaxy S24+:

What specs will the Samsung Galaxy S24 & Galaxy S24+ have?

The Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ will be inferior to the Galaxy S24 Ultra, but still plenty powerful. In fact, the two smartphones are said to utilize the same SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy. That will essentially be an overclocked variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 aka Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy. Samsung and Qualcomm did something similar for the Galaxy S23 series. The thing is, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ are said to use the Exynos 2400 in some markets too (like Europe, for example), instead of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. That will not be the case for the ‘Ultra’ model, allegedly. That phone will run the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, exclusively. Do note that one rumor claimed that the ‘Plus’ model will also offer the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 globally. It remains to be seen.

Both the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ will get upgraded displays, compared to the Galaxy S23 series. They will get brighter displays just like the ‘Ultra’ model. The Galaxy S24+ is also tipped to get a resolution upgrade on top of the brightness boost. All phones will top out at 2,500 nits of brightness, and such brightness will only be achievable in auto mode. The Galaxy S23 will offer a 6.2-inch fullHD+ (2340 x 1080) display, while the ‘Plus’ model will utilize a 6.7-inch WQHD+ (3120 x 1440) panel. All three displays are said to offer a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, just like their predecessors. They’ll all be flat too. Both smartphones will include LTPO OLED displays, by the way.

The Galaxy S24 will include 8GB of RAM, based on what we’ve seen, while the ‘Plus’ model could offer 12GB. The Galaxy S24 will actually be limited to 8GB of RAM, no other version will be on offer. Satellite connectivity could also be a part of the package with the Galaxy S24 series.

Charging speeds will remain unchanged

A 4,000mAh battery will be used by the Galaxy S24, while the Galaxy S24+ will utilize a 4,900mAh unit. The Galaxy S24 will once again offer 25W wired charging, just like its predecessor, while the charging will also remain unchanged on the Galaxy S24+. That device will support 45W wired charging. Both smartphones are also expected to support 15W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging aka Wireless PowerShare.

Android 14 will come pre-installed on the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+. On top of it, Samsung will include a new version of its One UI skin too. Stereo speakers will be included too, and they will be tuned by AKG. Bluetooth 5.3 is expected as well. The camera info is still not available for the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+. The two phones will likely offer identical camera setups, though. We do know that three cameras will sit on the back, and those are almost certainly wide, ultrawide, and telephoto units. A periscope telephoto camera will be exclusive to the ‘Ultra’ model, as was the case for the previous lineup.

In regards to colors, there will be 4 standard variants, and 4 online-exclusive colors. The standard colors will be Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, and Amber Yellow, while the online-exclusive ones will be Blue, Green, and Orange colors. It is also worth noting that the Galaxy S24 series will likely offer generative AI features. The Galaxy S24 and S24+ will offer Wi-Fi 6E support, Wi-Fi7 will be reserved for the ‘Ultra’ model.

New AI features & satellite connectivity

The Galaxy S24 series will seemingly come with various new AI features. In addition to that, satellite connectivity is also tipped. The phones will support ‘circle search’, which will allow you to search for anything on the screen by simply making a circle around it. The voice recorder will use AI to identify and tag up to ten different voices. Samsung is also trying to pinpoint a good, distinctive term for Galaxy S24 AI features.

Should you wait to buy the Samsung Galaxy S24 & Galaxy S24+?

So, should you wait to buy either of these two phones? Well, the answer to this question will be different for different people, of course. There are plenty of great phones on the market as it is, but these devices will usher in a new Snapdragon SoC to the market. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 proved its power in benchmarks, and will be a force to be reckoned with. On the other hand, the Exynos 2400 info is still scarce, but chances are it won’t live up to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 standard, at least based on what we’ve seen from previous models. So, the performance of that chip will play a huge role in our answer to this question.

We’ll be able to fully answer it after the reviews, of course, but it looks like the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ won’t bring all that many changes to the table. We’re looking at a refinement here, for sure, but… the question is will they bring forth more than that? The cameras are also a big question mark now, and so on. It’s too early to say. There are plenty of truly compelling smartphones on the market as it is, though, so if you’re eager to get one… chances are you won’t be too disappointed. If you can wait, do that, and see what these phones will offer.

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