So the day we’ve been waiting for is finally has finally arrived. We now have our first glimpse of the Galaxy S24 Ultra, along with the standard S24, and even the S23 FE. So, Let’s dive right into the exciting details!
Galaxy S24 Ultra: Evolutionary Design
The first glimpse of the Galaxy S24 Ultra may not have shocked the world with creative changes, but that doesn’t mean it’s an uninspired sequel. OnLeaks, a renowned leaker, offered us a glimpse of the device, and although it bears a strong resemblance to its predecessor, the S23 Ultra, subtle alterations are evident.
One notable refinement is in the bezels. While it’s somewhat challenging to discern from renders alone, OnLeaks reports that the S24 Ultra boasts uniform bezels on all four sides, achieving a harmoniously symmetrical design. What’s more, it lays claim to one of the slimmest bezels ever seen on a smartphone, promising an aesthetically pleasing visual experience. Surprisingly, the leaker didn’t delve into whether the phone would feature a curved display or opt for a flat display with 2.5D glass.
Fortunately, Ice Universe has stepped in to provide some clarity. According to Ice Universe, the S24 Ultra will indeed sport a flat display with a wide middle frame. This could potentially be the most substantial design alteration from its predecessor, offering a departure from the curved displays seen in previous models. Additionally, the Ultrawideband antenna has found a new home on the right side of the frame, enhancing both form and function.
Galaxy S24: A Fresh Approach
Turning our attention to the standard Galaxy S24, we’re greeted with more significant changes. The frame exudes an iPhone-inspired aura but with slightly smoother edges for improved comfort in hand. This design shift follows in the footsteps of Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro Max, which addressed concerns about the comfort of flat frames. Interestingly, the S24 adopts a frame style similar to the Z Fold 5 and Flip 5, known for their appealing aesthetics and ergonomic feel.
The bezels on the S24 have also undergone a makeover, promising to be even thinner than those on the iPhone 15 Pro Max—a commendable feat in design refinement. However, unlike its Ultra counterpart, the standard S24 will be slightly taller and slimmer than its predecessor, with the Ultrawideband antenna conspicuously positioned on the side.
One significant improvement across all S24 models is the brightness. Samsung has upped the ante, providing a remarkable 2500 nits of brightness, a substantial upgrade from previous iterations. Furthermore, details about their weights, battery sizes, and screen resolutions have surfaced, promising enhanced overall performance and user experience.
Galaxy S23 FE: A Mixed Bag
The hands-on video of the Galaxy S23 FE reveals a somewhat mixed bag. From the back, it appears to be your typical S23 model, but a flip reveals chunky bezels that detract from the overall aesthetic. Samsung’s decision to incorporate older chips and a seemingly cheaper design has raised questions about the future of the FE lineup.
The unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series brings with it a mixture of excitement and anticipation. While the Galaxy S24 Ultra promises subtle yet significant design changes and enhancements, the standard S24 offers a fresh approach to design aesthetics and ergonomics. However, the S23 FE leaves enthusiasts somewhat disappointed with its dated components and design choices. If the S24 series isn’t quite your cup of tea, fret not—Samsung is offering substantial discounts on the S23 lineup, including a massive $850 savings on the S23 Ultra.