Samsung launches Galaxy S24 Series (Video)

Friday, 19 January 2024 - 5:10

Samsung Electronics unveiled the Galaxy S24 Ultra, Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24, unleashing new mobile experiences with Galaxy AI.1 Galaxy S series.

Samsung on Wednesday launched Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra in the global markets including India. The first major launch of 2024 from the South Korean electronics giant also brings its collaboration with Google to bring Gemini on-board Galaxy S24 series.

The latest Samsung Galaxy S24 series comes with a starting price of $799.

The company has announced three models - a standard, Plus and Ultra. Every variant caters to different needs of users and is priced differently. The Ultra model, which is the most premium variant amongst the three, is using Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset and the other models have an Exynos SoC at their heart. Here is a look at the price and specifications of the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S24 series.

The AI-driven Galaxy S24 series will compete against Google Pixel 8 and Pixel Pro and Apple iPhone 15 series.

AI amplifies nearly every experience on Galaxy S24 series, from enabling barrier-free communication with intelligent text and call translations, to maximizing creative freedom with Galaxy’s ProVisual Engine, to setting a new standard for search that will change how Galaxy users discover the world around them -Samsung said at the launch.

“The Galaxy S24 series transforms our connection with the world and ignites the next decade of mobile innovation,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience (MX) Business at Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy AI is built on our innovation heritage and deep understanding of how people use their phones. We’re excited to see how our users around the world empower their everyday lives with Galaxy AI to open up new possibilities.”

The Samsung Galaxy S24 features a 6.2-inch full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED screen with up to 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by Samsung's in-house Exynos 2400 chipset and backed by up to 256GB storage options. For optics, there is a triple rear camera unit, comprising a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, and a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom with 30x digital Zoom. It finally has a bigger 4,000mAh battery under the hood.

The Galaxy S24+, which is the middle child, comes with a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution, and a refresh rate ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz. The device will be using the Exynos 2400 chipset, just like the standard model. It is being offered with up to 512GB of storage options. In terms of optics, there is the same triple rear camera setup as the Galaxy S24. There is a 4,900mAh battery unit.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, which is the most premium offering from the brand, packs a 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display. It is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. It is backed by up to 1TB storage options with 12GB RAM. In terms of optics, there is a quad rear camera setup, including a 200-megapixel primary camera. The rear camera unit is also said to include a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 50-megapixel telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, and a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom support. The company has given support for 100x digital zoom support. The premium phone features a Titanium frame just like iPhone 15 Pro models and there is a 5,000mAh battery under the hood.

The company revealed that the new Samsung phones will have some AI-powered features like real-time translation of calls or messages in apps like WhatsApp as well as Instagram. There is also a Circle to search feature that will let you quickly search for anything that is in the photo. There is also a Browser assist feature that will quickly give you the gist of any article that you're checking online. One will also find options to edit out objects from a frame or move them anywhere without spoiling the image, something that even the Pixel 8 series can do. The new phones also offer improved HDR and other AI-powered features for a better experience.

All the new Samsung flagship phones will get 7 years of major Android software updates and 7 years of security patches, making them future-proof. The company doesn't bundle a charger along with the smartphone and so, one will have to spend extra to buy one. All the smartphones are IP68-rated as well. The standard model has support for 25W fast charge and the Plus as well as the Ultra variants get 45W wired charging support.

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