The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has been generating a lot of buzz and rumors, especially on Reddit. As the successor to the highly popular S23 Ultra, the S24 Ultra has big shoes to fill. With an expected release in 2024, tech enthusiasts on Reddit are already speculating about the features and upgrades we can expect from Samsung’s flagship phone.

Camera Upgrades

One of the most discussed topics around the S24 Ultra is the camera system. The S23 Ultra already has an excellent rear camera setup with a 200MP main sensor, two 10MP telephoto lenses, and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. However, rumors indicate Samsung plans to take the S24 Ultra’s cameras to the next level.

Some of the camera upgrades rumored for the S24 Ultra include:

  • A new 200MP or 250MP main sensor for improved detail and low light performance. This would be one of the highest resolution sensors on any smartphone. [1]
  • periscope telephoto lens with 5x or 10x optical zoom. This uses a prism to bend light entering the lens and provide greater magnification without decreasing image quality. [2]
  • An upgraded ultra-wide camera with better low light capabilities and less distortion around the edges.
  • Improved optical image stabilization (OIS) for steadier photos and videos, especially at high zoom levels.
  • Enhanced night mode photography through improvements in software and AI processing.

These camera advancements would help the S24 Ultra better compete with rival phones like the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The periscope lens in particular is an exciting addition that would enable much clearer long distance zoom photos.

Design and Display

While the S23 Ultra maintained the iconic design of the S22 Ultra, leaks point to more radical changes for the S24 Ultra’s look. Renders show a boxier design language reminiscent of the Galaxy Note series and older Galaxy phones. [3]

The display is also expected to see improvements while retaining the key elements Samsung fans love:

  • A large 6.8″ QHD+ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
  • Possibly increased brightness of 1700 to 1800 nits for better outdoor visibility.
  • An under display selfie camera to maintain a seamless, bezel-less look.
  • S Pen support for creative work and productivity.
  • curved display that spills over the phone’s edges.

While some rumors indicated Samsung might ditch the curved display, recent leaks confirm it is here to stay for the S24 Ultra. [4] The more retro exterior paired with an immersive, high-tech display could give the S24 Ultra a unique style.

Performance and Battery Life

As a flagship phone for 2024, the S24 Ultra will be powered by the newest, most advanced chipset available. Most likely this means the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for US models and the Exynos 2400 globally. [5]

These cutting edge processors built on a 3nm process promise:

  • Faster CPU and GPU speeds for snappier performance in apps and games.
  • Superior AI and ML capabilities.
  • Enhanced image processing for the camera system.
  • Greater power efficiency for extended battery life.

Speaking of battery, the S24 Ultra is rumored to have a 5000 mAh battery or larger. This matches the S23 Ultra’s capacity but battery life could see a boost from a more efficient processor. Faster charging up to 45W is also expected. [6]

Other Upgrades

Some other upgrades reportedly coming to the S24 Ultra include:

  • Up to 16GB RAM and 1TB internal storage for maximum multitasking power and space.
  • The latest WiFi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 for faster connections.
  • An in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that’s wider and more responsive.
  • Improved haptic feedback for a more immersive experience.
  • Dual stereo speakers tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support.
  • Android 14 out of the box.

Pricing and Availability

With all these cutting edge features, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will carry a predictably high price tag. Based on past pricing, expect models to start around $1,200 USD and go up to $1,600 or more for high storage capacities.

As for availability, Samsung typically unveils the new Galaxy S phones in January or February. This suggests we can expect an announcement event for the S24 Ultra in early 2024, followed by pre-orders later that month. The global launch would take place in March.

Of course, nothing is confirmed until Samsung makes it official. But if these rumors pan out, the S24 Ultra could be Samsung’s most feature-packed Galaxy S phone yet. It will be exciting to see how many of these upgrades and changes actually materialize!

Redditors Debate Waiting for the S24 Ultra

On the r/samsung subreddit, users have been hotly debating whether it’s better to buy the existing S23 Ultra now or wait for next year’s S24 Ultra. Here are some perspectives:

Wait for the S24 Ultra

  • “I would wait. The changes to the camera system seem worth it.”
  • “With the S24 Ultra you’ll get the newest processor which should be a big upgrade.”
  • “I’m holding out for that periscope zoom lens which sounds awesome.”

Buy the S23 Ultra Now

  • “The S23 Ultra already has an amazing camera setup that will serve you well.”
  • “Who knows if those S24 Ultra rumors will even be true.”
  • “The S23 Ultra will still be a great phone even after the S24 comes out.”
  • “You can always trade in the S23 Ultra and upgrade after a year if the S24 seems like a big improvement.”

Wait If You Can

  • “If you need a phone now then get the S23 Ultra which is still a beast. But if you can wait, holding out for the S24 Ultra makes sense.”
  • “I would only wait if you care about having the absolute cutting edge camera technology.”

So in summary, while the potential upgrades coming with the S24 Ultra seem highly enticing, the S23 Ultra remains an outstanding device. For many users, buying Samsung’s current flagship phone is the smarter option, while tech enthusiasts hungry for the latest camera and power advancements will want to wait. Either way, the S24 Ultra should continue Samsung’s reputation for incredible mobile photography and performance.


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