5 Anticipated Upgrades in the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra hasn’t even been announced yet, but leaks suggest it could be one of the best phones of 2024. Expected in January alongside the S24 family, the Ultra looks set to continue Samsung’s track record of flagship excellence.
We’ve got a solid idea of the S24 Ultra’s likely specs and features based on extensive rumors. While not everything is confirmed, the upgrades below seem plausible and seriously exciting. Let’s dive into the five biggest potential improvements over the S23 Ultra.
First up, sheer power – the S24 Ultra is tipped to pack Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. This silicon already debuts in phones like the OnePlus 12, but few rock it yet. It’s a whole generation beyond the S23 Ultra’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, so expect a major performance boost.
Samsung often gets exclusive overclocked versions of Snapdragon chips too. Some rumors say certain S24 models may use Samsung’s own Exynos 2400 outside the US, but leaks strongly suggest the Ultra scores the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 worldwide. Music to every phone junkie’s ears!
Next, exciting AI skills straight out of a Pixel phone. Various leaks indicate the S24 Ultra could get AI-powered software perks like moving objects in photos, generating art backgrounds, and live translating voice calls. One leaked doc details Pixel-like features for turning text to bullet points and extending photo backgrounds.
As Samsung just trademarked the term “AI phone,” it seems determined to take on Google’s AI dominance. These leaks give us a taste of how the S24 Ultra could harness AI for photography, productivity and more. As phones get smarter, AI has become the new battleground.
The S24 Ultra is also tipped to up its zoom game with a 50MP sensor offering 5x optical magnification. It may replace the S23 Ultra’s 10x zoom, which would stink for distant shots. But with enough resolution, 5x optical could enable solid 10x hybrid zoom. I’d take quality over range – those 50 megapixels will be huge for details.
Speaking of premium, rumor suggests the S24 Ultra could gain a titanium frame. This would replace the S23 Ultra’s aluminum for a luxe, durable material also seen on the iPhone 15 Pro. Depending on how much titanium gets used, expect lightness, toughness or both.
Finally, an even brighter display could be in store. Leaks point to a blazing 2,600 nit peak brightness, up from 1,750 nits on the S23 Ultra. That’s brighter than the iPhone 15 Pro Max and Pixel 8 Pro. Brighter screens win for visibility in direct sunlight. I hope Samsung also boosts efficiency to preserve that giant 5,000mAh battery!
Of course, nothing is certain until Samsung’s January launch event. But if these rumored upgrades deliver, the Galaxy S24 Ultra sounds like it will continue Samsung’s reign as smartphone royalty. With a cutting-edge new Snapdragon chip, AI smarts and a titanium-clad design, it could easily be 2024’s phone to beat.