Samsung announced its new smartphones Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra in San Jose. The devices are mainly imbued with AI options, although there are also other options that make it an interesting new flagship. The Ultra has a titanium housing, unlike previous Samsung phones.
AI appears to be Samsung’s showpiece. For example, you can have a photo remastered at the touch of a button and you can remove a reflection of a window from a photo. The AI can also ensure that a photo that you rotate to straighten the horizon does not miss anything: the AI sees patterns and can fill in certain corners and holes.
In terms of cameras, Samsung has opted for options such as optical image stabilization that can now also be used with wide shots, as well as options to zoom at concerts or other dim scenes without losing too much quality. The camera is now equipped with 5x zoom.
In terms of language, Samsung has also shown interesting AI options. Consider being able to translate telephone conversations via live call translation. Here you talk in your own language (or actually initially in English, because Dutch will follow later this year), and you can then talk to a Thai who also speaks his own language. Both also hear their own language, thanks to real-time translation by the AI. You can also have your phone make a transcript during a meeting, so that it knows which speaker is who based on AI, so you can later clearly see who said what.
Galaxy S24 Ultra does not have round corners, but it does have a flat screen, which S23 did not have. This makes it easier to write on the flat screen with the included S Pen, the Samsung stylus. Although there are many similarities, it is good to compare the devices:
Samsung Galaxy S24
The Samsung Galaxy S24 has a 6.2 AMOLED screen (1080p), a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a brightness of up to 2600 nits. The processor is an Exynos 2400, the device has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. The battery is 4000 mAh and can fast charge at 25 Watts. The device uses Android 14 with One UI 6.1 (Samsung’s Android shell) and in terms of camera setup, the device offers a 50 megapixel main camera, a 12 megapixel wide-angle lens and a 10 megapixel telephoto lens. The device costs 899 euros for the 8GB with 128GB variant and 959 euros for the 8GB with 256GB variant.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
The S24 Plus is very similar to the S24, but slightly larger. The screen is 6.7 inches with a resolution of 1440 pixels with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a screen brightness of 2600 nits. The processor here is also an Exynos 2400 and there is 12GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of storage. The battery is 4900 mAh and the device runs on Android 14 with One UI 6.1. In terms of cameras, the Plus offers a 50 megapixel main camera, a 12 megapixel wide-angle lens and a 10 megapixel telephoto lens. The 256 GB device is 1149 euros, while the 512GB variant costs 1269 euros.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
This is the top device of the S24 series: it does not have an Exynos chip but a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and offers 12 GB of RAM with 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of storage. The phone is 6.8 inches, has a resolution of 1440 pixels and can refresh at 120 Hz with a maximum brightness of 2600 nits. In terms of cameras, you can expect a 200 megapixel main camera, a 12 megapixel wide-angle lens, a 10 megapixel telephoto lens and a 50 megapixel periscope lens. The battery is 5000 mAh and the device runs on Android 14 with One UI 6.1. The device costs 1449 euros for the 256GB variant, 1569 euros for the 512GB variant and 1809 euros for the 1TB variant.
Buy Samsung Galaxy S24
The Samsung Galaxy S24 is available in Onyx Black, Marble Gray and Cobalt Violet for a suggested retail price of 899 euros.
The S24+ is available in Onyx Black, Marble Gray and Cobalt Violet for a suggested retail price from 1149 euros.
The S24 Ultra is available in Titanium Gray, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet and Titanium Yellow for a suggested retail price of 1449 euros.