Samsung Galaxy S24 Series rumors suggest better 16GB base RAM, 144Hz display, and triple rear camera
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has launched with major improvements in performance and camera. The company continues to polish their device with software updates. There is no doubt that Samsung is one of the oldest and most successful Android smartphones manufacturer, so it’s an understatement to say that Samsung doesn’t know how to make a good smartphone, as it is widely regarded as the best Android smartphone to buy at the moment.
However, Samsung did not meet the sales expectations for the Galaxy S22, as the company sold over 20 million, and it still sold less than S21, which sold less than S20 and sold less than S10. The biggest reason for this is tech saturation and exorbitant prices. As Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series exceeded their expectations for the same time period, Samsung S23 Ultra accounted for 60% of total sales, while S23 and S23 Plus accounted for 20% each.
The reason why Samsung was able to break this chain is that they finally decided to go with Qualcomm Snapdragon Soc solely this year. Samsung itself set a benchmark for the S24 Ultra next year, so let’s check out what we know to date about the Galaxy S24 Ultra and what you can expect.
Samsung May Introduce New Design and Fluid Display
Samsung usually changes their device design after two iterations, and they might be working on their most fluid display. The device is most likely to have a 144Hz refresh rate, which means a 20% improvement. It’s better for smoother animation, gameplay, and it will feel more fluid. As for the design, this year everything was about the under-the-hood changes, but with the Galaxy S24, you may see a major design shift as Samsung hired an ex-Mercedes designer for the smartphone design team.
Galaxy S24 Will Have More RAM and Storage for Base Variants
The Samsung Galaxy S24 series will have 12GB of RAM even for its base variants from 8GB of RAM this year, while the Ultra might have as high as 16GB of RAM. Not only this, storage capacity will also increase from 128GB to 256GB as a base-up. As of now, 8GB of RAM and 12GB of storage is ideal for an Android flagship smartphone. Even though it’s hard to get a bad flagship smartphone these days, it’s more reliable and incredibly powerful. This is a welcome upgrade if Samsung keeps the price the same as this year.
These days, users do not upgrade their devices every single year; they mostly keep their smartphones for longer than two years. As Samsung now offers 4 years of software upgrades and 5 years of security updates, not to mention, as GPU keeps getting better, it will require more RAM to compensate. Normally in the future, we will need more RAM to function optimally. Also, Dex will see big benefits with extra RAM. Surely, you may not need extra RAM today, but you might in the future, especially for those who are not going to upgrade for 4+ years.
Galaxy S24 will have even more performance boost compared to Galaxy S23
Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and the next flagship smartphone is starting to surface. With the Galaxy S23, we saw a significant boost in performance. It’s significantly faster in both CPU and GPU-intensive tasks. This device also has great battery life. This upgrade comes after Samsung switched to TSMC, and with the Galaxy S24, we may see an even bigger performance jump.
Under the hood, there will be an Adreno 750 GPU on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which will be 50% faster than the current-gen SoC. It looks like Samsung may beat the upcoming Apple iPhone yet again. This year, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra already has better graphics than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Similar to this year, Samsung will use a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (Snapdragon for Galaxy), which will have a higher clock speed in both CPU and GPU.
You may have also heard about the Exynos SoC, as it could come with the upcoming smartphone. It’s a surprise, as going completely with Qualcomm SoC company sales for the Ultra gets 60% higher. It is unlikely that Samsung might use the Exynos to develop the next tensor SoC for the Pixel 9 series. Samsung has done a multi-year deal with Qualcomm designed exclusively for Galaxy S and Galaxy Z series, at least until 2025.
Do note that Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 benchmarks have already surfaced on Geekbench 5, which suggests it is way faster than Apple’s A16 SoC on the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max. The Qualcomm SoC will support faster UFS 4.1 storage, but the new UFS 4.1 isn’t official yet, so we don’t know the exact performance jump.
Galaxy S24 Will have Triple Rear Camera Module
Samsung has been offering a quad rear camera module in their highest-end smartphone, the Ultra-Line, since 2021. But the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will have a triple rear camera. The company may upgrade their zoom capability with the new tech. While the primary camera sensor will remain the same, Samsung is more likely to use the same 200MP main sensor. Despite packing one less camera sensor, where the 3x optical zoom may be replaced by the upgraded periscope sensor for the zooming functionality. This will give more detailed photos at non-native zoom levels.
As of now, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra uses the 3x optical zoom to zoom for nearby objects, whereas the periscope sensor has a native 10x zoom level. If anything is below 10x zoom, it won’t be able to compensate. As it sounds, 10x isn’t something people generally use, so you do require 3x optical zoom, which is used quite often compared to 10x zoom. As for short-distance zoom, the Samsung S23 Ultra has 3x optical zoom for 2x and 3x zoom because it is more useful. The periscope is used to take a great 10x zoom.
However, anything in between 3x to 10x camera quality does suffer for this. Samsung will replace the current periscope camera sensor with the new tech called Continuous Zoom Camera. With this, the problem is resolved, and Samsung also doesn’t need to add 3x optical zoom as the new Continuous Zoom camera allows zooming at any level. It gives consistent quality, and there is no need to have another zoom sensor. It will reduce the production cost for Samsung, giving consumers the same price for the same device for an upgrade.
Galaxy S23 Series will have Satellite Connectivity.
Even though there are rumors about the Galaxy S24 Series having satellite connectivity, it was initially planned for the Galaxy S23 Series but the plans were cancelled because at that time Android did not officially support the connectivity feature. However, with Android 14 and Qualcomm 8 Gen 3, satellite connectivity will be supported. Samsung has also released two-way satellite connectivity, which is designed for both emergency and non-emergency situations.
With this, you can expect the Samsung Galaxy S24 to have a cleaner design and more space on the inside of the phone to either increase the battery or add another hardware or keep the device thin. Samsung will not increase the zoom level from 10X to 15X, and the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will continue to offer a 10X zoom camera.
As Samsung already focuses on performance and camera, the company may shift its focus to other areas as well with the Galaxy S24 Ultra. We are a year away from the Galaxy S24 Ultra, and it’s too early to know a lot about the upcoming Samsung flagship.
Samsung is most likely to hold their second unpacked event this year in August, where they will launch their Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, Flip 5, and their tablets.
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