The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is here to prove that AI is the future, but a simple upgrade matters more here and now: all three S24 phones have LTPO screens with a variable refresh rate of 1 to 120 Hz. The Ultra phones already had it, but this is a long-awaited upgrade for those who prefer the Vanilla and Plus models.
The Samsung Galaxy S24+ gets another upgrade: QHD+ resolution. This on a flat 6.7-inch screen brings an experience close to the Ultra at a lower price. The phone is roughly the same size as the S23+ (0.3mm narrower, 0.7mm taller, 0.1mm thicker) and weighs the same but brings a screen a tenth of an inch larger and a battery with 200mAh higher capacity (4,900mAh).
Another important change is that all S24+ configurations now have 12GB of RAM, like the Ultra. As for storage, you can choose between 256GB and 512GB.
We now come to the part that Samsung has remained silent about: the S24 Ultra will exclusively use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset for Galaxy, while the S24 and S24+ will only get it in some regions. Elsewhere, they will get the new Exynos 2400. We have not yet seen which region will get what, so stay tuned.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 also has a screen ten times larger (6.2 inches), but it remains in FHD+ resolution. At least, the panel has been upgraded to LTPO (1-120 Hz). Additionally, the S24 trio all have a maximum brightness of 2,600 nits with Vision Booster (last year’s screens capped at 1,750 nits).
The Galaxy S24 also has a slightly larger battery – an additional 100mAh brings its capacity to 4,000mAh. However, fast charging remains limited to 25W wired and 15W wireless. By the way, the S24+ charging is also unchanged (45W wired, 15W wireless with Qi charging). Using a compatible USB charger, the S24 reaches 50% in 30 minutes, the S24+ at 65% in the same amount of time.
We have already mentioned the Exynos situation, but we must emphasize that the vanilla model also missed the memory upgrade – the base configuration still only has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Let’s see if this cheers you up: the Samsung Galaxy S24 series will receive 7 generations of operating system updates and 7 years of security patches. These phones will still receive support in the 2030s! They are of course launched with Android 14 and One UI 6.1 ready for use.
We should also cover the cameras (this will be brief). The S24 and S24+ have a main 50MP camera (f/1.8 lens with OIS), a 12MP ultra-wide camera (120°), and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x zoom (f/2.4), the front camera has a 12MP sensor (f/2.2 80° lens), no change here.
In terms of construction, the S24 and S24+ stick with aluminum (unlike the Ultra, which now has a titanium frame) and last year’s Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The dust and water resistance rating is IP68 as expected.
There are sub-6 GHz and mmWave variants of both phones, availability varies by region. Other connectivity includes Wi-Fi 6E (not 7) and Bluetooth 5.3.