Samsung has just unveiled its next crop of flagship Galaxy S devices. Meet the Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra. Most will already be familiar with the trio thanks, in part, to numerous leaks in the preceding months, but also because Samsung tends not to make sweeping changes to its devices.
The new Galaxy S24 handsets do feature familiar bits but Samsung has made improvements all over, not least of which are centred around Galaxy AI. Despite initial expectations, Galaxy AI isn’t the Bixby-replacement next-generation AI assistant that will remind you to buy milk before you head home. It’s just what Samsung is calling its new suite of on-device AI-powered features.
Galaxy AI takes its first steps
Samsung highlighted some of those features during its Unpacked event. ‘Circle to Search on Google’ does what you’d expect and is essentially Google Lens with extra steps. The ‘Live Translate’ feature will probably see more action and seems genuinely useful. It allows for a real-time two-way conversation in two languages at once. You say your line in one language and your Galaxy device will translate it into one of the other twelve languages supported at launch.Galaxy AI also lends itself to various productivity tasks and workflows on the new Galaxy S24 devices. If you’re a Samsung web browser stan, you might find the transcription assistance useful. It allows translation, formatting, tonality, and summary suggestions for highlighted text in supported Samsung apps.
Fancy some photo editing? The Pro Vision Engine will suggest generalised edits and specific edits based on the photo in question. Snapped a pic and caught something you wished you hadn’t? Select the eyesore and it’ll vanish, replaced by what Galaxy AI thinks you’d rather see. We also saw a novel slo-mo video feature that slows down a video by inserting AI-generated frames while you hold down a finger.
We’ll need to spend a lot more time testing these features to make a full assessment but initially, they seem… fine.All three devices ship with new SoCs. The S24 Ultra gets this year’s flagship from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 whereas the base S24 and S24+ contain Samsung’s new Exynos 2400 chipset. All three devices come with 256GB of snappy UFS 4.0 storage with 8GB of RAM in the base model and 12GB in the other two.
Samsung made a big fuss about the 200MP sensor in the Galaxy S23 Ultra last year so that’s obviously sticking around. The 10MP periscope telephoto sensor has been upgraded to a 50MP affair although the 10x optical zoom has been halved. We’ll need to do some pixel-peeping before we judge the outcome of that change. The only other notable change to the camera array partly lies with the upgraded processor – shooting 4K video at 120fps is now possible with the Galaxy S24 Ultra and S24+
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