April 18, 2024
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Replace, June 1, 2023 (04:36 PM ET): We have now up to date the Samsung Galaxy S24 rumor hub with leaked data concerning the telephoto lenses.


Authentic article: Yearly, smartphone followers look ahead to the newest flagship Android telephones from Samsung. In 2023, these flagships had been within the Galaxy S23 collection. Subsequent yr, nonetheless, we count on to see the Samsung Galaxy S24 collection. We all know it’s a great distance away, however rumors surrounding these telephones are already ramping up!

Under, you’ll discover all the newest credible rumors surrounding the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Extremely. We’ve additionally included a wishlist, which is made up of issues we hope to see however don’t have any proof for but.

Will there be a Samsung Galaxy S24?

Though nothing is ever sure within the tech world, the chance of Samsung launching a Galaxy S24 collection is extremely excessive. The corporate has launched Samsung Galaxy S telephones each single yr for the previous 13 years. We see no cause why it will cease now.

In fact, Samsung has thrown us curveballs earlier than. In 2020, for instance, it switched up the naming technique for the telephones by leaping from the Galaxy S10 straight to the Galaxy S20. The corporate did this so the title of the telephones would line up with the yr through which they had been launched. Nonetheless, we don’t have any proof to recommend Samsung has a change to its naming technique on the best way. As such, we absolutely count on to see a Galaxy S24 launch in 2024.

When will the Galaxy S24 launch date be?

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  • Galaxy S21 launch: January 29, 2021
  • Galaxy S22 launch: February 25, 2022
  • Galaxy S23 launch: February 1, 2023

Over the previous few years, Samsung has launched a brand new Galaxy S collection within the first or second month of the yr. It’s a must to return all the best way to the Galaxy S8 to discover a launch that didn’t occur in January or February (the Galaxy S8 launched in March 2017). With that in thoughts, our cash is on Samsung launching the Galaxy S24 collection in both January or February of 2024.

Prior to now, Samsung used main tech occasions to launch its Galaxy S telephones, most notably Cellular World Congress. Nonetheless, the corporate has moved away from this and has lately been creating its personal occasions particularly catered to a Galaxy S launch. We count on the corporate to do the identical factor in 2024. In different phrases, count on a flashy Samsung-specific launch occasion with a whole bunch of individuals in attendance in some main international metropolis.

What options will the Galaxy S24 collection have?

We’re nonetheless very early within the launch cycle of the Galaxy S collection. Due to this fact, there aren’t too many dependable rumors round fairly but. Nonetheless, there are definitely a couple of notable rumors we’ve heard to this point, and we will at all times make some educated guesses based mostly on issues Samsung has executed up to now.

What number of fashions will the Galaxy S24 collection have?

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Ever because the Galaxy S20 collection, there have been three fashions in every Galaxy S household: a typical mannequin, a Plus variant, and the mighty Extremely mannequin. We count on Samsung to proceed with this system in 2024. There’ll nearly definitely be a Samsung Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Extremely.

Nonetheless, there was a rumor floating round that Samsung might skip the Galaxy S24 Plus. This rumor originated with a comparatively unknown leaker and has been shot down by different, extra outstanding leakers. It doesn’t sound too far-fetched, contemplating the Plus mannequin is normally the weakest vendor within the collection. For now, although, we expect Samsung will follow its tried-and-true system of launching three Galaxy S24 units.

Design

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In 2023, Samsung modified the look of the Galaxy S collection for the primary time in two years. Now, each cellphone within the household seems fairly comparable, with squared-off sides, digital camera lens cutouts on the rear, and comparable colorway selections.

We doubt Samsung will change issues up an excessive amount of in 2024. Positive, there might be delicate adjustments, nevertheless it’s not like Samsung to make drastic adjustments year-to-year. Till we see some dependable renders leak, we’re going to imagine the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Extremely will look so much like their S23 counterparts.

Specs

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In 2023, Samsung did one thing it hadn’t executed in a protracted, very long time: it launched all Galaxy S23 units with the identical chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Beforehand, there have been two sorts of Galaxy S telephones: a Qualcomm Snapdragon mannequin and a Samsung Exynos mannequin. Snapdragon fashions would normally hit the US, South Korea, and Singapore, whereas the remainder of the world would see Exynos fashions. This sounds prefer it wouldn’t be a giant deal, besides that Snapdragon fashions had been universally superior to Exynos fashions.

In 2024, will Samsung follow this technique? We hope it would, however proof suggests Exynos variants might return in some capability. Now, in the event you’re in a rustic that usually sees Exynos fashions, don’t seize your pitchfork fairly but. Samsung and Qualcomm have a contract that makes this rumor appear unlikely, no less than in the case of widescale releases of the telephones. Nonetheless, it’s completely attainable some very particular Galaxy S24 fashions might have an Exynos chipset, particularly once you have in mind Samsung’s troublesome monetary studies as of late.

As for different specs of the telephones, we don’t see Samsung altering issues up considerably. You’ll be able to go forward and count on all three Galaxy S24 telephones to have the identical or higher specs as their Galaxy S23 counterparts. That might imply 128GB of storage because the baseline, no less than 8GB of RAM on all fashions, comparable battery capacities, comparable charging speeds, and so on.

Cameras

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To date, the largest adjustments we’ve heard that might probably come to the Galaxy S24 collection encompass the cameras. The wildest rumor says that the Galaxy S24 Extremely might improve considered one of its two telephoto lenses, particularly the 3x optical lens. The rumor states that this is able to then develop into a 5x lens. As well as, the opposite telephoto lens might get an improve from a 10x periscope design to a variable “folded” lens. Theoretically, this lens might ship lossless zoom at any degree from 5x to 10x.

The lenses on the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus would seemingly keep the identical.

In the meantime, a outstanding leaker suggests Samsung has some massive upgrades in retailer for the Galaxy S24 collection in the case of the digital camera software program. Yogesh Brar says these adjustments will likely be “large,” though he wasn’t particular on what these adjustments may be. No matter occurs, count on them to problem to be one of the best digital camera telephones as traditional.

What’s going to the worth be for the Samsung Galaxy S24 collection?

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  • Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Extremely: $799, $999, $1,199
  • Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, S22 Extremely: $799, $999, $1,199
  • Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, S23 Extremely: $799, $999, $1,199

As you possibly can see from the record above, Samsung hasn’t altered its Galaxy S pricing technique in the US for 3 straight years. Nonetheless, the identical can’t be stated for the remainder of the world. The truth is, this yr, the Galaxy S23 collection jumped in worth in lots of outstanding locations, together with the UK and many of the remainder of Europe.

As such, we will solely assume worth jumps are within the playing cards for the US quickly. How a lot of a soar is a thriller, as is whether or not or not all three fashions would see a rise or simply the Extremely variant.

In fact, we might be pleasantly stunned and see Samsung follow the identical pricing it’s used for the previous three cycles. We’ll have a greater thought of this as we get additional into 2023.

Samsung Galaxy S24 collection: What we need to see

Samsung at all times brings one thing new to its newest smartphones. Nonetheless, typically it updates issues we don’t care about or doesn’t replace the issues we need to see fastened. Under, you’ll discover three issues we hope to see with the Galaxy S24 collection. We don’t have any proof to help these items coming or not, however our hopes are excessive.

Sooner charging for all

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In the US, the OnePlus 11 expenses at a blazing 80W. That’s quick sufficient to cost from zero to full in beneath half-hour.

We don’t count on Samsung to achieve these heights in the case of charging speeds on the Galaxy S24 collection, sadly. Regardless of Samsung’s good work with the Galaxy S23 Extremely’s 45W charging, the common Galaxy S23 remains to be caught at 25W. With this in thoughts, we hope to see some developments from Samsung on this regard.

Traditionally, Samsung has been on the slower finish in the case of rolling out elevated charging speeds. It’s attainable this might be lingering unease associated to the debacle surrounding the Galaxy Observe 7 collection (that cellphone was liable to exploding resulting from defective batteries). We are able to’t blame the corporate for being conservative in response to that, however opponents are actually slaying the market in the case of charging, and Samsung can’t keep stagnant for lengthy.

All Qualcomm in all places

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Earlier on this article, we mentioned a rumor that Samsung might use Exynos processors in no less than some Galaxy S24 telephones. This may be fairly unhappy, as 2023 is the primary yr in a protracted, very long time that we haven’t needed to take care of the Snapdragon/Exynos cut up world wide.

Granted, we all know Samsung and Qualcomm have a contract associated to this. That contract ought to imply all Galaxy S telephones must be all-in on Snapdragon for the foreseeable future. Nonetheless, Samsung’s latest weak monetary studies are nearly all associated to its chipset manufacturing woes, so it’s attainable the corporate might be determined to maneuver stock. Determined occasions name for determined measures.

Regardless, we’ve our fingers crossed that everybody world wide will get a Snapdragon-based Galaxy S24, identical to we noticed in 2023.

Comparable pricing

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Our associates in Europe and the UK definitely bought some sticker shock this yr when Galaxy S23 pricing landed. In Denmark, the top-of-the-line Galaxy S23 Extremely noticed a worth soar of three,300 Krone, which is round $480. That’s a major improve.

In 2024, we hope Samsung can preserve this going. The corporate might get away with rising the worth of the Galaxy S24 Extremely, particularly if it considerably improves the digital camera, as has been rumored. However we hope the bottom mannequin, the Galaxy S24, stays the identical worth. That $799 worth is the proper candy spot for worth, and we’d hate for customers to lose that.