Samsung unleashes the power of AI with the Galaxy S24

Samsung Unleashes the Power of AI with the Galaxy S24
Summary :

  • Samsung has announced its latest flagship series, the Galaxy S24, a year after the launch of the Galaxy S23 line.
  • The design of the Galaxy S24 series remains similar to previous iterations, with slight variations in design and a square slab design core.
  • The screen sizes of Galaxy S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra are 6.2″, 6.7″ and 6.8″ respectively, with upgraded features such as Dynamic LTPO AMOLED 2X panel, 2X refresh rate. 120 Hz, HDR10+ and a brightness of 2600 nits.

A year after the launch of the Galaxy S23 range, Samsung announces its latest flagship series. If the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra remains one of the best smartphones to own 12 months after its release, the brand has pushed the limits even further with the new Galaxy S24 series smartphones.

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A similar design ethos

Samsung hasn't strayed too far from its basic design established after the Galaxy S7. The range has featured slightly different designs with each iteration, while retaining the essence of its design on its square slab. This is not a bad thing, as many have become familiar with the philosophy.

In the three variants, the Galaxy S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra, the screen sizes are 6.2″, 6.7″ and 6.8″ respectively. Each of the devices features Corning Gorilla Victus 3 glass on the front and back, surrounded by an aluminum frame. The screen has been upgraded, now featuring a Dynamic LTPO AMOLED 2X panel with 120Hz, HDR10+ and 2600 nits of brightness. The resolution is 1080×2340 px and the pixel density is 416 ppi on the S24, 1440×3088 px (509 ppi) on the S24 Plus and 1440×3088 px (501 ppi) on the S24 Ultra.

Samsung adds that the frame is made from a new material, Armor Aluminum 2, which is much stronger and easily resists drops and scratches. It will also be available in four colors with a titanium alloy texture, including Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, and Amber Yellow.

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Best-in-class hardware

Samsung has always prided itself on providing quality hardware for its Galaxy S series smartphones. For over a decade, this line has been among the top performers in benchmark and other similar tests.

The Galaxy S24 will be equipped with two chipsets, one used in North America and the other for the international market. North America will have the Qualcomm SM8650-AB Snapdragon 8 SoC, while the Exynos 2400 will be available for other territories.

The specifications of each device differ when it comes to RAM and internal storage. These specifications are as follows:

  • Galaxy S24: 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 8 GB RAM, 512 GB 8 GB RAM
  • Galaxy S24 Plus: 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  • Galaxy S24 Ultra: 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM

The Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus feature the same triple-lens camera setup:

  • 50MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
  • 10MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
  • 12MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultra-wide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video

However, the Ultra stands out for its amazing quad-lens setup, offering big improvements over the already impressive S23 Ultra camera. The specifications are as follows:

  • 200 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.3″, 0.6µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
  • 50 MP, (periscopic telephoto lens), PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
  • 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.52″, 1.12µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultra-wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Super Steady video

The battery has also been improved. It offers a non-removable Li-Ion battery of 4000mAh, 4900mAh, 5000mAh, respectively. While the S24 offers 25W charging, the Plus and Ultra models offer super-fast charging of up to 45W. Samsung claims that 45W charging can recharge 65% of the battery in less than 30 minutes.

As with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Samsung has also added the S Pen to the S24 Ultra. However, this time around the device has a much more flush shape when stored.

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The Samsung Galaxy S24 gives pride of place to AI

Samsung unleashes the power of AI with the Galaxy S24

Fans have been eagerly awaiting news of this launch, especially regarding the promise of artificial intelligence. The last two years have been huge when it comes to the world of AI. We have seen two main advancements in this space, including that of text generation with ChatGPT and the world of artificial art with Midjourney, among others. That said, the integrated experience has remained too far removed from reality, often forcing third-party applications to work in isolated environments to achieve specific goals.

Samsung takes a new step by integrating the AI ​​experience into its ecosystem. Samsung's One UI 6 firmware is based on the Android 14 operating system. While One UI 6 was launched in beta with the S23 lineup, it was integrated from day one on the new smartphone lineup, bringing with it him integrated and generative AI.

Tools that use this technology include Magic Editor, designed to enhance your photos and videos. It will provide users with tools to clear smart objects, even for videos. It will also feature a wallpaper generation engine. Another AI tool is the AI ​​Live Translate Call feature. It does what its name suggests, providing real-time translation during a two-way call.

The highlight of the AI ​​feature list is the new Circle to Search gesture feature. By pressing and holding the home button, users can circle, highlight, scribble, or tap on any item on the screen to get quick search results. He can thus find types of objects, products to buy and many other things.

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Samsung Galaxy S24 release date

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S24 range begin on January 31, 2024 and deliveries will begin on February 14. The pre-order sale will continue until February 29.

Prices for the Samsung Galaxy S24 range in South Africa are as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 – R22,499
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus – R25,499
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – R32,499