From AI features, titanium frames to striking display, Samsung Galaxy S24 series brings it all
San Jose (California) [US], January 18 (ANI): Samsung, the renowned South Korean tech giant has introduced a smartphone series globally at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event 2024 in San Jose, California.
Samsung unveiled three phones, the Galaxy S24 Ultra, Galaxy S24 Plus, and the Galaxy S24.
According to The Verge, Samsung's new AI-infused features are now available, and the most essential thing to know about Samsung's new S24 series is that they are the same whether you choose the USD 799.99 Galaxy S24, the USD 999.99 Galaxy S24 Plus, or the USD 1,299.99 Galaxy S24 Ultra.
Samsung also promises seven generations of OS upgrades and seven years of security updates for all three phones, which matches Google's remarkable support period for its Pixel 8 lineup.
One of the Ultra's most striking new features is its construction. This year's model features a titanium frame, similar to Apple's iPhone 15 Pro, which Samsung claims provides more durability.
In this case, Samsung has simply chosen to prioritise endurance. The S24 Ultra weighs almost the same as the S23 Ultra (8.22oz or 232 grams) making it somewhat heavier than the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The other big change up front is the display. The S24 Ultra comes with a 6.8-inch 1440p display, just like the S23 Ultra, but it finally ditches the curved edges inherited from the Note series in favour of a flat screen.
The flagship Galaxy S24 Ultra is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. This chipset also claims to provide significant NPU improvements for efficient AI computation. It comes with three storage options: 12GB+1TB, 12GB+512GB, and 12GB+256GB.
For gaming, the Galaxy S24 Ultra has an excellent thermal control system with a 1.9 times larger vapour chamber, which improves device surface temperature while increasing sustained performance power. Ray tracing creates realistic pictures with enhanced shadow and reflection effects.
Aside from their AI-infused features, the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus are largely a continuation of what we saw with last year's S23 devices, but there are still a few hardware upgrades to be found.
The other four cameras' hardware remains unaltered from last year, so still be working with a 200-megapixel f/1.7 main, a 10-megapixel 3x telephoto, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide on the back, as well as a 12-megapixel selfie camera in the front.
All Galaxy S24 devices run Android 14 and Samsung's latest OneUI 6.1. Samsung also revealed that the Galaxy S24 series will be the first from the tech giant to receive seven years of operating system and security updates. It is the only smartphone manufacturer to do so, following Google's Pixel 8 series.
Samsung claims that with OneUI 6.1, the new Galaxy S24 series will create new opportunities for the application of AI. The new series' interpreter and live translation elements are among its strengths. The latest version of Live Translate allows for two-way, real-time text and voice translations during phone calls within the native app.
Chat Assist can be useful in daily chats for messaging and other apps. With the gesture-driven Circle to Search with Google feature on the Galaxy S24 series, online search has also been revolutionised.
Samsung's voice recorder is also getting Pixel-like live transcriptions with speaker labels and the ability to translate your transcriptions into another language. The Notes app is getting some handy tools, too, with the ability to automatically format and summarize pages for you.
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