Launch date, rumors, specs, value, and wishlist

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Replace, June 1, 2023 (04:36 PM ET): We now have up to date the Samsung Galaxy S24 rumor hub with leaked data in regards to the telephoto lenses.

Authentic article: Yearly, smartphone followers sit up for the newest flagship Android telephones from Samsung. In 2023, these flagships have been within the Galaxy S23 sequence. Subsequent yr, nonetheless, we count on to see the Samsung Galaxy S24 sequence. We all know it’s a good distance away, however rumors surrounding these telephones are already ramping up!

Beneath, you’ll discover all the newest credible rumors surrounding the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Extremely. We’ve additionally included a wishlist, which is made up of issues we hope to see however don’t have any proof for but.

Will there be a Samsung Galaxy S24?

Though nothing is ever sure within the tech world, the chance of Samsung launching a Galaxy S24 sequence is extremely excessive. The corporate has launched Samsung Galaxy S telephones each single yr for the previous 13 years. We see no purpose why it might cease now.

In fact, Samsung has thrown us curveballs earlier than. In 2020, for instance, it switched up the naming technique for the telephones by leaping from the Galaxy S10 straight to the Galaxy S20. The corporate did this so the identify of the telephones would line up with the yr during which they have been launched. Nevertheless, we don’t have any proof to counsel Samsung has a change to its naming technique on the way in which. As such, we absolutely count on to see a Galaxy S24 launch in 2024.

When will the Galaxy S24 launch date be?

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  • Galaxy S21 launch: January 29, 2021
  • Galaxy S22 launch: February 25, 2022
  • Galaxy S23 launch: February 1, 2023

Over the previous few years, Samsung has launched a brand new Galaxy S sequence within the first or second month of the yr. It’s a must to return all the way in which to the Galaxy S8 to discover a launch that didn’t occur in January or February (the Galaxy S8 launched in March 2017). With that in thoughts, our cash is on Samsung launching the Galaxy S24 sequence in both January or February of 2024.

Up to now, Samsung used main tech occasions to launch its Galaxy S telephones, most notably Cellular World Congress. Nevertheless, the corporate has moved away from this and has just lately been creating its personal occasions particularly catered to a Galaxy S launch. We count on the corporate to do the identical factor in 2024. In different phrases, count on a flashy Samsung-specific launch occasion with a whole bunch of individuals in attendance in some main world metropolis.

What options will the Galaxy S24 sequence have?

We’re nonetheless very early within the launch cycle of the Galaxy S sequence. Subsequently, there aren’t too many dependable rumors round fairly but. Nevertheless, there are definitely a number of notable rumors we’ve heard to this point, and we will at all times make some educated guesses based mostly on issues Samsung has carried out previously.

What number of fashions will the Galaxy S24 sequence have?

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Ever for the reason that Galaxy S20 sequence, there have been three fashions in every Galaxy S household: a regular mannequin, a Plus variant, and the mighty Extremely mannequin. We count on Samsung to proceed with this method in 2024. There’ll virtually definitely be a Samsung Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Extremely.

Nevertheless, there was a rumor floating round that Samsung might skip the Galaxy S24 Plus. This rumor originated with a comparatively unknown leaker and has been shot down by different, extra distinguished leakers. It doesn’t sound too far-fetched, contemplating the Plus mannequin is normally the weakest vendor within the sequence. For now, although, we expect Samsung will keep on with its tried-and-true system of launching three Galaxy S24 units.


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In 2023, Samsung modified the look of the Galaxy S sequence for the primary time in two years. Now, each telephone within the household appears to be like fairly comparable, with squared-off sides, digital camera lens cutouts on the rear, and comparable colorway decisions.

We doubt Samsung will change issues up an excessive amount of in 2024. Positive, there could possibly be delicate adjustments, nevertheless it’s not like Samsung to make drastic adjustments year-to-year. Till we see some dependable renders leak, we’re going to imagine the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Extremely will look quite a bit like their S23 counterparts.


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In 2023, Samsung did one thing it hadn’t carried out in a protracted, very long time: it launched all Galaxy S23 units with the identical chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Beforehand, there have been two kinds of Galaxy S telephones: a Qualcomm Snapdragon mannequin and a Samsung Exynos mannequin. Snapdragon fashions would normally hit the US, South Korea, and Singapore, whereas the remainder of the world would see Exynos fashions. This sounds prefer it wouldn’t be a giant deal, besides that Snapdragon fashions have been universally superior to Exynos fashions.

In 2024, will Samsung keep on with this technique? We hope it would, however proof suggests Exynos variants might return in some capability. Now, should you’re in a rustic that usually sees Exynos fashions, don’t seize your pitchfork fairly but. Samsung and Qualcomm have a contract that makes this rumor appear unlikely, at the least relating to widescale releases of the telephones. Nonetheless, it’s completely doable some very particular Galaxy S24 fashions might have an Exynos chipset, particularly once you bear in mind Samsung’s troublesome monetary stories as of late.

As for different specs of the telephones, we don’t see Samsung altering issues up considerably. You may go forward and count on all three Galaxy S24 telephones to have the identical or higher specs as their Galaxy S23 counterparts. That might imply 128GB of storage because the baseline, at the least 8GB of RAM on all fashions, comparable battery capacities, comparable charging speeds, and so on.


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Thus far, the most important adjustments we now have heard that might presumably come to the Galaxy S24 sequence encompass the cameras. The wildest rumor says that the Galaxy S24 Extremely might improve one among its two telephoto lenses, particularly the 3x optical lens. The rumor states that this may then grow to be a 5x lens. As well as, the opposite telephoto lens might get an improve from a 10x periscope design to a variable “folded” lens. Theoretically, this lens might ship lossless zoom at any degree from 5x to 10x.

The lenses on the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus would seemingly keep the identical.

In the meantime, a distinguished leaker suggests Samsung has some huge upgrades in retailer for the Galaxy S24 sequence relating to the digital camera software program. Yogesh Brar says these adjustments can be “huge,” though he wasn’t particular on what these adjustments is likely to be. No matter occurs, count on them to problem to be the very best digital camera telephones as normal.

What’s going to the value be for the Samsung Galaxy S24 sequence?

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  • Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Extremely: $799, $999, $1,199
  • Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, S22 Extremely: $799, $999, $1,199
  • Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, S23 Extremely: $799, $999, $1,199

As you may see from the listing above, Samsung hasn’t altered its Galaxy S pricing technique in the US for 3 straight years. Nevertheless, the identical can’t be mentioned for the remainder of the world. Actually, this yr, the Galaxy S23 sequence jumped in value in lots of distinguished locations, together with the UK and a lot of the remainder of Europe.

As such, we will solely assume value jumps are within the playing cards for the US quickly. How a lot of a leap is a thriller, as is whether or not or not all three fashions would see a rise or simply the Extremely variant.

In fact, we could possibly be pleasantly shocked and see Samsung keep on with the identical pricing it’s used for the previous three cycles. We’ll have a greater concept of this as we get additional into 2023.

Samsung Galaxy S24 sequence: What we need to see

Samsung at all times brings one thing new to its newest smartphones. Nevertheless, typically it updates issues we don’t care about or doesn’t replace the issues we need to see mounted. Beneath, you’ll discover three issues we hope to see with the Galaxy S24 sequence. We don’t have any proof to help these items coming or not, however our hopes are excessive.

Quicker charging for all

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In the US, the OnePlus 11 fees at a blazing 80W. That’s quick sufficient to cost from zero to full in below half-hour.

We don’t count on Samsung to succeed in these heights relating to charging speeds on the Galaxy S24 sequence, sadly. Regardless of Samsung’s good work with the Galaxy S23 Extremely’s 45W charging, the common Galaxy S23 continues to be caught at 25W. With this in thoughts, we hope to see some developments from Samsung on this regard.

Traditionally, Samsung has been on the slower finish relating to rolling out elevated charging speeds. It’s doable this could possibly be lingering unease associated to the debacle surrounding the Galaxy Word 7 sequence (that telephone was vulnerable to exploding attributable to defective batteries). We are able to’t blame the corporate for being conservative in response to that, however rivals are actually slaying the market relating to charging, and Samsung can’t keep stagnant for lengthy.

All Qualcomm in every single place

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Earlier on this article, we mentioned a rumor that Samsung might use Exynos processors in at the least some Galaxy S24 telephones. This could be fairly unhappy, as 2023 is the primary yr in a protracted, very long time that we haven’t needed to cope with the Snapdragon/Exynos break up around the globe.

Granted, we all know Samsung and Qualcomm have a contract associated to this. That contract ought to imply all Galaxy S telephones must be all-in on Snapdragon for the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, Samsung’s current weak monetary stories are virtually all associated to its chipset manufacturing woes, so it’s doable the corporate could possibly be determined to maneuver stock. Determined occasions name for determined measures.

Regardless, we now have our fingers crossed that everybody around the globe will get a Snapdragon-based Galaxy S24, identical to we noticed in 2023.

Related pricing

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Our buddies in Europe and the UK definitely bought some sticker shock this yr when Galaxy S23 pricing landed. In Denmark, the top-of-the-line Galaxy S23 Extremely noticed a value leap of three,300 Krone, which is round $480. That’s a big improve.

In 2024, we hope Samsung can maintain this going. The corporate might get away with growing the value of the Galaxy S24 Extremely, particularly if it considerably improves the digital camera, as has been rumored. However we hope the bottom mannequin, the Galaxy S24, stays the identical value. That $799 value is the right candy spot for worth, and we’d hate for customers to lose that.