Samsung has officially lifted the curtain on its highly anticipated Galaxy S24 series, showcasing the pricing across the lineup In Canada. Here’s an in-depth look at the key aspects of the new Galaxy S24, S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra.
Design and Build
- The standard Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus models maintain a similar design to their S23 counterparts, featuring an aluminum frame and retaining the IP68 water and dust resistance.
- The S24 Ultra stands out with a new titanium frame, reminiscent of the iPhone 15 Pro, offering enhanced durability and a unique aesthetic.
- The S24 Ultra ditches curved edges for a flat screen, making S Pen usage more convenient. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Armor, offering improved scratch resistance.
- All three models are available in black, purple, and yellow, with the S24 and S24 Plus also offered in gray.
Storage and RAM Options
- The Galaxy S24 offers 256GB and 512GB storage options with 8GB of RAM.
- The Galaxy S24 Plus comes with 12GB of RAM, an upgrade from its predecessor, while maintaining 256GB and 512GB storage options.
- The S24 Ultra continues to offer 12GB of RAM with storage capacity options of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
- The entire Galaxy S24 lineup features OLED panels, with variations in size. The standard S24 offers a 6.2-inch screen, the S24 Plus comes with a 6.7-inch display, and the S24 Ultra boasts a 6.8-inch screen.
- Peak brightness levels have increased to 2,600 nits, and the Plus and Ultra models sport high-resolution 1440p screens.
- All models support a max 120Hz refresh rate, ensuring smooth scrolling and immersive graphics.
- The new S24 lineup introduces native AI-powered tools, running on Google’s Gemini foundational models.
- Features include Circle to Search, Live Translate, Transcript Assist, “tone tweak,” Notes Assist, and enhanced photo editing capabilities.
Software Update Policy and Android 14
- Samsung promises seven generations of OS upgrades and seven years of security updates, aligning with Google’s Pixel 8 lineup support.
- The S24 series runs on Android 14, offering customizable lock screens, fingerprint sign-ins, and webcam functionality.
- The S24 and S24 Plus share the same triple-camera array as their predecessors, including a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide, and a 10MP telephoto.
- The S24 Ultra features a 200MP main camera, an upgraded 50MP 5x telephoto, and similar ultrawide and telephoto cameras.
- In the US, all three phones are powered by a specialized version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, enhancing on-device generative AI capabilities and overall performance.
- Outside the US, the S24 and S24 Plus come with an Exynos chipset, while the S24 Ultra globally features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
Batteries and Charging
- Battery capacities vary, with the S24 at 4,000mAh, the S24 Plus at 4,900mAh, and the S24 Ultra at 5,000mAh.
- Wireless charging is supported across all models, with wired charging reaching up to 65 percent charge in around 30 minutes for the S24 Ultra and S24 Plus.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 series presents a formidable array of features, combining design, performance, and innovative AI capabilities to deliver a compelling smartphone experience. Stay tuned for hands-on reviews to explore these devices’ real-world performance.