Samsung Galaxy S24 Series Announced with the Aim of Wowing You Through AI-Driven Experiences

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Samsung has officially introduced the Galaxy S24 Ultra, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24, with an emphasis on mobile experiences driven by Galaxy AI. The Samsung Galaxy S24 series aims to revolutionize how we interact with our mobile devices, and they are leveraging AI to enhance various aspects of communication, creativity, search, and more.

Voice Note on the Samsung Galaxy S 24 series

Galaxy AI focuses on enriching our daily experiences, particularly in communication. The new Live Translate feature enables real-time voice and text translations within the native app, eliminating language barriers effortlessly. Interpreter takes communication a step further by providing split-screen translations for live conversations, even without cellular data or Wi-Fi.

Chat Assist ensures perfect conversational tones in messages and apps, while Note Assist in Samsung Notes enhances organization with AI-generated summaries and template creation. Transcript Assist utilizes AI and Speech-to-Text technology to transcribe, summarize, and translate voice recordings.

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The Galaxy S24 series also introduces Circle to Search, a gesture-driven search mechanism in collaboration with Google leveraging Gemini, Google’s most capable AI model. With it, you can perform a long press on the home button, then circle, highlight, scribble, or tap anything on the screen for instant, high-quality search results.

Circle to Search shown on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Discovering interesting things can often disrupt your flow when you have to switch between apps or browsers to search for information. However, with Circle to Search, you can seamlessly search for information right from your screen while texting friends, browsing social media, or watching a video. In other words, you can satisfy your curiosity without the need to interrupt your current activity.

The ProVisual Engine, part of the Galaxy S24 series, is a comprehensive suite of AI-powered tools that are meant to elevate image-capturing capabilities and allow you to get more creative with your shots.

The Quad Tele System in the Galaxy S24 Ultra enables optical-quality performance at various zoom levels, while Nightography is meant to ensure brilliant photos and videos even in low-light conditions.

Galaxy AI editing tools like Edit Suggestion and Generative Edit will simplify photo enhancements and offer more creative control. Super HDR will provide lifelike previews before capturing images, and third-party social apps will integrate seamlessly with Galaxy’s AI-powered camera system.

Photo Remaster on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series

The Galaxy S24 series is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform, which offers significant improvements in AI processing. You can also expect enhanced gaming capabilities, adaptive refresh rates, and improved display brightness for a visually immersive experience.

Each will run Android 14 with a One UI 6.1 overlay and sport IP68 dust and water resistance.

The Galaxy S24 will prioritize security with a multi-layered defense-grade platform secured by Samsung Knox. You’ll have control over your data privacy through Advanced Intelligence settings, allowing you to manage the extent to which your data enhances the AI features.

Passkeys will enhance secure access across devices, and Enhanced Data Protection will provide end-to-end encryption for backed-up data with Samsung Cloud. The Galaxy S24 series also incorporates multiple security and privacy features, including Knox Vault, Security & Privacy Dashboard, Auto Blocker, Secure Wi-Fi, Private Share, Maintenance Mode, and more.

With the Galaxy S24 series, Samsung is continuing its commitment to environmental sustainability. Each device incorporates recycled materials, including plastics, glass, aluminum, cobalt, and rare earth elements.

Finally, it’s worth pointing out that Samsung is also extending the device’s lifecycle by offering an impressive seven generations of OS upgrades and seven years of security updates.

Let’s take a look at each device.

Samsung Galaxy S24

The Samsung Galaxy S24 has a 6.2″ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x Display. It features a Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate, ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz, providing a smoother visual experience. It also incorporates a Vision Booster for enhanced display quality.

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The dimensions of the Galaxy S24 are 5.79″ tall by 2.78″ wide by 0.30″ thick, with a weight of 5.93 ounces for the mmWave variant.

  • 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera with an aperture of F2.2 and a field of view (FOV) of 120º.
  • 50MP Wide Camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), an aperture of F1.8, and a FOV of 85º.
  • 10MP Telephoto Camera with 3x Optical Zoom, an aperture of F2.4, and a FOV of 36º.
  • 12MP Front Camera with an aperture of F2.2 and a FOV of 80º.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 is available in either 8GB RAM with 256GB storage or 8GB RAM with 128GB storage.

The Galaxy S24 comes with a 4,000 mAh battery. For wired charging, you can expect up to 50% charge in approximately 30 minutes using a 25W Adapter and a 3A USB-C cable. The device also supports Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and features Wireless PowerShare so you can share power wirelessly with other compatible devices.

Samsung Galaxy S24+

The Samsung Galaxy S24+ has a 6.7-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x Display. It has a Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate, providing a seamless visual experience with a range from 1Hz to 120Hz. Additionally, it incorporates a Vision Booster for enhanced display quality.

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The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S24+ are 6.24″ tall by 3.00″ wide by 0.30″ thick, with a weight of 6.95 ounces for the mmWave variant.

The camera specifications for the Galaxy S24+ are the same as for the Galaxy S24; they include:

  • 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera with an aperture of F2.2 and a field of view (FOV) of 120º.
  • 50MP Wide Camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), an aperture of F1.8, and a FOV of 85º.
  • 10MP Telephoto Camera with 3x Optical Zoom, an aperture of F2.4, and a FOV of 36º.
  • 12MP Front Camera with an aperture of F2.2 and a FOV of 80º.

The Samsung Galaxy S24+ is available in either 12GB RAM with 512GB storage or 12GB RAM with 256GB storage.

The Galaxy S24+ features a 4,900 mAh battery. For wired charging, users can achieve up to 65% charge in approximately 30 minutes using a 45W Adapter and a 5A USB-C cable. The device also supports Fast Wireless Charging 2.0. Additionally, it features Wireless PowerShare, allowing users to share power wirelessly with other compatible devices.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra features a 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Corning Gorilla Glass Armor Display with a Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz. Additionally, it incorporates a Vision Booster for an enhanced display experience.

Notably, It is the first Galaxy phone to have a titanium frame for enhanced durability and a thinner body.

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The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra are 6.40″ tall by 3.11″ wide by 0.34″ thick, with a weight of 8.22 ounces for the mmWave variant.

The camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra includes:

  • 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera with an aperture of F2.2 and a field of view (FOV) of 120º.
  • 200MP Wide Camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), an aperture of F1.7, and a FOV of 85º.
  • 50MP Telephoto Camera with 5x Optical Zoom, OIS, an aperture of F3.4, and a FOV of 22º.
  • 10MP Telephoto Camera with 3x Optical Zoom, OIS, an aperture of F2.4, and a FOV of 36º.
  • 12MP Front Camera with an aperture of F2.2 and a FOV of 80º.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra offers different configurations for memory and storage, including 12GB RAM with 1TB storage, 12GB RAM with 512GB storage, and 12GB RAM with 256GB storage.

It will have a 5,000mAh battery and support fast wired charging, allowing you to charge up to 65% in approximately 30 minutes when using a 45W Adapter and a 5A USB-C cable. It also features Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 for convenient wireless charging and supports Wireless PowerShare so you can share power wirelessly with other compatible devices.

What You Need to Know Before Ordering

The color options for the Galaxy S24 series reflect Earth mineral-inspired tones; the Galaxy S24 Ultra will come in Titanium Gray, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet, and Titanium Yellow, with the colors Titanium Green, Titanium Blue, and Titanium Orange being available only on the Samsung site.

The Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 will come in Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, and Amber Yellow, with the colors Jade Green, Sapphire Blue, and Sandstone Orange being only available on the Samsung site.

The new Samsung Galaxy S24 series will be available starting on January 31st on Samsung.com, at Samsung Experience Stores, and at major carriers and retailers.

The Galaxy S24 Ultra will start at $1,299.99 with storage capacity options of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB; the Galaxy S24+ will start at $999.99 with 256GB and 512GB storage options; and the Galaxy S24 will start at $799.99 with 128GB and 256GB storage options.

Pre-orders begin today and will run through January 30th. If you pre-order a Galaxy S24 series device, you are eligible for a free storage upgrade — which includes, for the first time, the option to purchase a 512GB S24 Ultra and receive a 1TB model at no additional cost on Samsung.com.

If you pre-order and purchase on Samsung.com, you can also receive a $100 Samsung Credit. This promotion will run for a limited time and only while supplies last. You can learn more here.

It’s also worth mentioning that you can receive 20% off Samsung Care+ with Theft and Loss for a limited time when purchasing any Galaxy S24 series device. You can buy Samsung Care+ with Theft and Loss on Samsung.com, at Samsung Experience Stores, or by visiting SamsungCarePlus.com after you activate your new device.

Some reasons why it might make sense to purchase a Galaxy S24 series device and enroll in Samsung Care+ with Theft and Loss are that you’ll get 24/7 Samsung expert support via phone or online, unlimited cracked screen repairs for as low as $29, protection against drops and spills, battery replacements, theft and loss coverage, and confidence knowing that all repairs are done by Samsung Authorized Service Centers, using genuine Samsung parts.

This coverage is available for as low as $0.26 per day. You can get more information about this Samsung Galaxy S series protection by clicking here.

Here are some of the other ways you can save on a new Samsung Galaxy S series device:

Samsung Galaxy S24 Series Offers from Best Buy

Through Best Buy, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S24 Series unlocked or tie it to AT&T or Verizon for additional savings.

Between January 17th and January 30th, you can save up to $870 on the new Samsung Galaxy S24 Series with pre-order, qualifying trade-in, and double the storage. Also, get up to a $150 Best Buy e-Gift Card. Double the storage is a $120 value, up to $750 trade-in value; the $150 gift card is on the Ultra device.

From January 31st through February 11th, you can save up to $750 on the new Samsung Galaxy S24 Series with qualifying trade-in and get double the storage. Also, get up to a $150 Best Buy e-Gift Card. Up to $750 trade-in value; the $150 gift card is on the Ultra device.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Series Offers from AT&T

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S series begin today, online and in-store; you can double your storage when you pre-order (offer ends January 30th), and all Samsung S4 series devices will be available to customers on January 31st.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series will be available to new and existing AT&T customers, all with the choice of Unlimited Your Way, including:

  • Samsung Galaxy S24 on us, guaranteed with a Galaxy phone trade-in (any year, any condition)
  • Samsung Galaxy S24+ on us, guaranteed with a Galaxy phone trade-in (any year, any condition)
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is $1000 OFF with a Galaxy phone trade-in (any year, any condition)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Series Offers from Verizon

Starting today, you can pre-order the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra at Verizon or pick up the new Galaxy A15 5G and Galaxy Tab A9+ 5G. The Galaxy S24 series will be available in stores starting January 31st.

Here’s the full Galaxy lineup:

  • Samsung Galaxy S24 will be available in Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, and Amber Yellow starting at $22.22 a month for 36 months with purchase on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $799.99 retail).
  • Samsung Galaxy S24+ will be available in Icy Blue, Phantom Black, and Cream starting at $27.77 a month for 36 months with purchase on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $999.99 retail).
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will be available in Titanium Black, Titanium Gray, Titanium Violet, and Titanium Yellow starting at $36.11 a month for 36 months with purchase on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $1,299.99 retail).
  • Samsung Galaxy A15 5G will be available in Blue Black for $12.49 a month for 36 months with purchase on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $449.99 retail).
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ 5G will be available in Graphite for $31.94 a month for 36 months with purchase on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $1,149.99 retail).

Awesome offers: Whether you want to switch to Verizon or move up to the latest and greatest phone, they’ve got you covered with some amazing offers.

  • Epic trade-in: New and existing customers on select Verizon Unlimited plans can trade in any model Samsung phone – in any condition – and get a Galaxy S24 or Galaxy
  • Samsung S24+ on us, or $1,000 off a Galaxy S24 Ultra. Plus, get a Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Tab on us.
  • Free memory bump: For a limited time, get 256GB for the price of 128GB or 512GB for the price of 256GB when you pre-order your Galaxy S24 series phone.
  • Accessorize your Galaxy S24: For a limited time, and while supplies last, get 15% off Galaxy S24 series cases and screen protectors, 25% off select Samsung Galaxy chargers, and 50% off Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro when you buy a Galaxy S24 series smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Series Offers from Xfinity

Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile customers can get a new Samsung Galaxy S24 128GB phone for free when they trade in their current phone.

New and existing mobile customers can get up to $800 off and double the storage on a new Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, Galaxy S24+, or Galaxy S24 when they pre-order now through January 30th.

Customers who do not have a trade-in can receive up to $500 off the new family of Galaxy phones when they pre-order.

Xfinity Mobile customers can get $100 off a new Samsung Galaxy Watch, and Xfinity Rewards customers can get up to $300 off a new Samsung Galaxy Watch now through March 21st.

And now through March 21st, new and existing Xfinity Internet customers may qualify for one line of Unlimited Intro free for one year – up to a $360/year value – when they subscribe to one line of Unlimited on Xfinity Mobile.

And finally, if you are wondering whether you should keep any of the Samsung Galaxy S24 devices in a case, this video might answer that question:

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Editor in Chief of Gear Diary, Secular Humanist, techie, foodie, hoarder of Kindle eBooks, lover of live music, and collector of passport stamps.

1 Comment on "Samsung Galaxy S24 Series Announced with the Aim of Wowing You Through AI-Driven Experiences"

  1. Thank you for the solid & comprehensive review. This is the only phone I’d really want to have. I hope I can catch a good sale.

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