The Galaxy S23 line, the current flagship series available from Samsung, was unveiled on February 1st of this year. According to a report, the Galaxy S24 flagship series will be getting off to an earlier start in 2024 with the Galaxy Unpacked event for the phones held in January in San Francisco. Traditionally, the Galaxy S line is unveiled in San Francisco with the foldable Galaxy Z events taking place in New York.
Last year, the second Unpacked event was in Samsung’s backyard. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 were introduced in Seoul as South Korea was bidding to host the World Expo 2030. So we should expect the Galaxy S24 line to first see the light of day in San Francisco, perhaps earlier than usual in January, with the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 foldables returning to New York City.
The Exynos 2400 SoC will be under the hood of certain Galaxy S24 units
The Exynos 2400 will power some Galaxy S24 and S24+ models in certain markets While Samsung’s Exynos chips have been considered inferior to Qualomm’s Snapdragon SoCs, the Exynos 2400 will sport a deca-core design and if Samsung has solved past issues with heat, this application processor can give the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy a run for its money, a theory that benchmark tests seem to agree with.
Other rumored changes include a titanium frame for the Galaxy S24 Ultra. Now where did we hear that before? Of course, we are referring to the iPhone 15 Pro models which feature a titanium chassis making the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro lighter. A change could be coming to screen resolutions as the Galaxy S24+ will supposedly be upgraded to a QHD+ AMOLED panel (1440p) similar to the resolution of the Galaxy S24 Ultra. The Galaxy S24 would continue to feature a screen with an FHD+ resolution (1080p).
Each Galaxy S24 series display is rumored to deliver peak brightness at 2400 nits, up from 1750 achieved with the Galaxy S23 series. The Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ could feature a rear camera array starring a 50MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. The front-facing camera will weigh in at 12MP.
The Galaxy S24 line could feature two-way satellite communication for emergencies
Battery-wise, expect a 4000mAh cell on the Galaxy S24, a 4900mAh battery keeping the lights on the S24+, and a 5000mAh battery powering the Galaxy S24 Ultra. 45W fast charging might be available for the S24+ and S24 Ultra while the S24 could be limited to 25W fast charging. All three phones are expected to support 15W fast wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
All three Galaxy S24 models could offer two-way satellite communication for those in an emergency without access to a cellular network. Right now, a similar feature is available with the iPhone 14 and 15 lines, and Huawei’s P60 Pro will reportedly support satellite calls from one smartphone to another smartphone.
The Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra will all have One UI 6.1 pre-installed along with Android 14. The three devices will reportedly each get four major Android OS updates.