Samsung is introducing advanced AI capabilities directly into its latest Galaxy S24 series smartphones, collectively known as the ‘Galaxy AI’ lineup. The Galaxy S24 Ultra, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 boast significant hardware enhancements, but the spotlight is on the Galaxy AI features designed to simplify consumers’ lives.
The new Galaxy S24 series incorporates on-device AI and deeper native integration of Galaxy AI features, heralding a new era of ‘AI phones.’ During Samsung’s first Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, we had the opportunity to explore the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24, offering an insight into the innovations.
The Magic of AI Inside Your Phone
Before delving into the smartphones, let’s briefly highlight the Galaxy AI features shared across the entire Galaxy S24 lineup. Samsung has integrated a suite of AI-powered tools directly into default apps, eliminating the need for third-party applications.
- Live Translate: Provides real-time two-way voice and text translation for phone calls within the native calling app, using on-device AI to ensure privacy.
- Chat Assist: Functions like a built-in ChatGPT in the messaging app, aiding in crafting messages according to specific requirements.
- Samsung Keyboard: Utilizes AI to translate messages in real-time in Hindi and 12 other languages.
- Note Assist: Integrated into the Notes app, it employs generative AI to draft summaries, create covers, and more.
- Circle to Search: Developed in collaboration with Google, this feature allows users to circle or highlight anything on the screen for relevant answers.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
The Galaxy S24 Ultra retains its position as the premium, feature-rich smartphone in the flagship Galaxy S series. It boasts a new titanium frame and a slimmer body compared to its predecessor. The 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display features slimmer bezels, a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz, and a peak brightness of up to 2,600 nits. Sustainability efforts are emphasized, incorporating 50 percent recycled cobalt in the battery and 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in the speakers.
Powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform for Galaxy, the Galaxy S24 Ultra features a customized version of Qualcomm’s latest chipset for enhanced on-device AI processing. The smartphone offers 12GB RAM and storage options of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. Its quad rear camera setup, including a 200-megapixel wide camera, is bolstered by AI-powered tools for image editing, enabling object removal, image remastering, and more.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra houses a 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast charging support and Fast Wireless Charging 2.0. Running Android 14-based One UI 6.1, it comes in Titanium Gray, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet, and Titanium Yellow colors.
Samsung Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24
While the Ultra model typically garners attention, the Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 offer an exciting, affordable flagship experience, emphasizing advanced AI features.
Both models feature 6.7-inch QHD+ and 6.2-inch full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Armor. The smartphones, available in Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, and Amber Yellow, are IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. The camera setups include a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 50-megapixel wide camera, a 10-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 12-megapixel front camera. ProVisual Engine AI tools enhance image editing capabilities, and upgraded Nightography capabilities promise better low-light photos.
The Galaxy S24+ offers 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage, powered by a 4,900mAh battery, while the Galaxy S24 comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage, featuring a 4,000mAh battery. Both models run on Android 14-based One UI 6.1.
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