It’s never too early for a wishlist or even rumors, so let’s see how Samsung can improve its Galaxy S series flagships.
Samsung Galaxy S24 series: Pricing and availability
Samsung typically launches its Galaxy S series flagships in February to be one of the first manufacturers to launch a new flagship every year. Both Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S23 series made a debut in the month of February, so it’s fair to expect the Galaxy S24 series to land in the same month next year. We haven’t heard much about the release date or availability of the Galaxy S24 flagships yet, but we expect to see more information trickling down in the coming weeks and months. We’ll update this space with more information once we have more details about the release date, so stay tuned.
Pricing is still a mystery at the moment, as we haven’t heard of any price-related rumors for the Galaxy S24 series either. That being said, we won’t be surprised to see a change in price, considering Samsung hasn’t changed the launch prices of its Galaxy S series flagships for three consecutive years now. We certainly don’t see the price going down due to inflation and other external factors, so we’ll likely see a small uptick in price. The Galaxy S23 series, in case you’re wondering, starts at $800 right now, which is pretty good considering everything it brings to the table. It’ll be interesting to see whether Samsung increases the prices for all three models or just the Ultra variant.
Samsung Galaxy S24 series: Specifications
If the early rumors are to be believed, then it looks like Samsung is readying an Exynos 2400 chipset for the Galaxy S24 series base model. Twitter leaker RGcloudS claimed that the regular Galaxy S24 model will be powered by an Exynos 2400 chipset, whereas the Plus and the Ultra models will likely use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chips. More recent news from the folks over at Pocket-lint also suggests that the company would use its Exynos chipset in certain regions.
It’s still interesting to see the Exynos re-enter the conversation after sitting out for the Galaxy S23 series. It also remains to be seen how this would affect Samsung and Qualcomm’s deal to make Snapdragon chips the only chipset powering the Galaxy S series flagships. This also contradicts one of the previous rumors, which said the Galaxy S24 lineup might not include a Plus model. In fact, the newly leaked code names also suggest that Samsung hasn’t killed the Plus model.
That’s right, a new report from SamMobile says the company is using the internal codename “Muse” for the next-gen Galaxy S-series flagships. The report also notes that the Galaxy S24 Ultra uses the codename “Muse3,” meaning there are “Muse 1” and “Muse 2” devices too, which could be the Galaxy S24 and the Galaxy S24+, respectively.
The Galaxy S24 series is also said to offer 256GB as default storage across the board, meaning even the regular Galaxy S24 will come with 256GB storage by default. This would be a welcoming change, especially for power users who are often forced to pay a higher price to get more storage out of the box. This also means we’ll see UFS 4.0 storage on all models instead of having to upgrade just to evade the older storage spec.
So far, we’re expecting to see the Exynos 2400 chipset, 256GB storage as the default option across the board, and a 1-inch sensor for the Ultra model, among other camera improvements.
Moving on to the camera specs, the Ultra model is rumored to see some significant improvements. A lot of these improvements are said to be enabled via software processing, but the Galaxy S24 Ultra is also tipped to come with a 1-inch camera sensor. We already have quite a few phones on the market rocking a 1-inch sensor, but this would be the first for a Samsung Galaxy flagship. We hope this rumored 1-inch sensor makes it to the final release candidate because we can’t wait to see how it stacks up again other phones with a similar camera sensor on the market.
So far, we’re expecting to see the Exynos 2400 chipset, 256GB storage as the default option across the board, and a 1-inch sensor for the Ultra model, among other camera improvements. We’ll learn more about the Galaxy S24 series as we get closer to 2024, so stay tuned. In the meantime, let’s take a quick look at our Galaxy S24 wishlist:
Samsung Galaxy S24 series: Wishlist
The Galaxy S23 series, as we mentioned earlier, left the door open for more improvements, and below are some of the changes we’re hoping to see next year.
- Faster charging speeds: Samsung phones need to step up when it comes to charging speeds. The regular Galaxy S23 is slow with 25W charging, and it’s time we see these expensive phones stand out in all aspects, including charging. We hope the improvements in charging speeds are on top of the priority list for Samsung.
- Camera improvements: We hope to see camera improvements not only on the Ultra model but also on the regular and Plus models. A bump in optical zoom and larger sensors for low-light performance would be welcome changes.
- A new design: While we don’t expect a new design every year, it’s time Samsung brings something fresh to the Galaxy S series flagships to differentiate them from their predecessors and add excitement to the lineup.
- Keep the fingerprint reader, please: The ultrasonic fingerprint sensors used in the Galaxy S23 devices are faster and more reliable than many other fingerprint sensors, and we hope Samsung retains them.
- Let’s try to match the specs on all phones: It would be nice to see big improvements on the regular Galaxy S23 model as well, including fast charging and UFS 4.0 storage on all models.
- Reliable software support: Samsung should continue supporting its phones with reliable and timely updates as it has done over the last couple of years.
And that’s everything we have on the Galaxy S24 series for now. We’ll continue to visit this list to add more things over time and keep it updated with all the fresh leaks and rumors about the Galaxy S24. What do you want to see from the next phones in the Galaxy S series?