Mark Your Calendars! Galaxy S24 Ultra Release Date Revealed

By ANAS KHAN 11 Min Read

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra release date: One of the most recent and impressive non-folding flagship phones produced by the South Korean tech titan is the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. It seems like it will be just as powerful as the Galaxy S23 Ultra before it when contesting for the title of finest phone.  Even though Samsung opted for iteration rather than a major update, its flagship phone offers more improvements than upgraded specifications and new materials. Artificial intelligence is the main attraction among the Galaxy S24 Ultra, S24, and S24 Plus. By using the capabilities of the S Pen directly, it seems to be going to play the most significant role on the S24 Ultra. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Release Date & Price

On January 17, the Galaxy S24 Ultra was unveiled during the first Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event of 2024, and the following day, pre-orders for the top-tier smartphone were made available. The sale will begin on January 31. 

Pricey, but worth it, is the Galaxy S24 Ultra, Samsung’s flagship S-series phone. The basic model begins at $1,299 in the US, but we don’t have all the prices just yet. The base model with 256 GB of storage costs at £1,249 in the UK. After that, the price increases to £1,349 for 512GB and finally peaks at a whopping £1,549 for 1TB. Starting at AU$2,199 for the 256GB variant, going up to AU$2,399 for the 512GB, and a considerable AU$2,799 for the 1TB, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is priced competitively in Australia. 

The base model now comes with 12GB of RAM instead of 8GB, although the US entry-level pricing is more than the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Prices in the UK are the same for the base model, with the 256GB and 1TB choices being about £50 less expensive. 

Samsung S24 Ultra Design And Display

If you’re looking for differences between the Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, you may have to look quite closely. S24 Ultra is 0.3 mm thinner, slightly broader, and about one millimeter shorter than the other, else the measurements are almost the same. Being 232 grams instead of 234 grams makes it lighter as well. 

As you can see from our hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, the phone’s titanium frame makes it seem lighter than its size would indicate. Not that 2 GB is a major deal, but it’s probably a trade-off for the 50-megapixel telephoto camera that replaces the 10-megapixel lens (more on that later). 

When it comes to holding it, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is different. The screen is now flat instead of curved, which Samsung claims would provide users with a more useful area for using the S Pen, which is included in the device. Even though the screen is wide and not awkwardly shaped, using this phone sometimes requires two hands to prevent excessive stretching of the fingers due to the narrow bezels and the absence of screen edges. 

When it comes to the display, the 6.8-inch AMOLED 2X screen has a QHD+ resolution and a dynamic refresh rate that ranges from 1Hz to 120Hz. This means that the display can scale up to a high refresh rate when it’s needed, like in applications and games, and dial it back down when it’s not, as in most cases, to preserve battery life. Additionally, the touch reaction rate is 12% quicker.

All of this sounds like the specifications of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, however, the S24 Ultra boasts two improvements to the screen. The first is that it now has a peak brightness of 2,600 nits, which is higher than the iPhone 15 Pro Max and Pixel 8 Pro but lower than the OnePlus Open’s 2,800 nits.

Samsung S24 Ultra Cameras

As before, Samsung’s cameras are located on top of the display, with a front-facing camera and four sensors on the back. The specifications of the main camera, ultra-wide, and three-x telephoto cameras are identical to those of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, including a 12MP selfie shooter, a 200MP main sensor, and a 10MP ultra-wide. 

One notable change is the camera system. Instead of the 10MP telephoto lens and 10x optical zoom seen in the previous generation, the Galaxy S24 Ultra now has a 50MP sensor with 5x optical zoom. Despite a reduction in the optical range, the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s increased detail is more than made up for by its abundance of more pixels, which allow it to achieve 10 times the resolution via processing and cropping all without noticeably compromising picture quality. 

Because of its ability to accommodate 2x, 3x, 5x, and 10x zooms, Samsung is promoting this camera system as offering a Quad Optical Zoom arrangement. Although only the 3x and 5x lenses provide actual optical zoom, the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s innovative ProVisual AI Engine allows for intelligent processing to provide crisp images at any magnification level. 

Pixels are 1.6 times bigger and optical image stabilization is 2 times broader with the 50MP sensor update, so you can expect sharp zoomed-in photos and footage captured in low-light settings, like a live music performance. 

On the other hand, the Generative Edit may be the most effective tool. This option uses artificial intelligence to create a wide variety of alterations, similar to Google’s Magic Editor on the Pixel 8 phones. These modifications range from recomposing photos by highlighting and shifting objects to filling in gaps left by picture leveling.

If you’re worried this may lead to a new wave of picture abuse, rest assured that Samsung plans to add artificial intelligence watermarks to image information to identify and prevent such distortion. Such AI savvy may save rushed vacation images for those who ruined them but didn’t have time to take a new one.

Samsung S24 Ultra Battery Life And Charging

Following in the footsteps of the Galaxy S23 Ultra which provided about eight hours of screen-on time in our testing—the Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to have a similar battery life, thanks to its 5,000mAh battery and upgraded SoC that can give more power while being more efficient.  The battery life specifications for the Galaxy S24 Ultra have not been announced by Samsung as of this writing. Although a larger battery would have been ideal, it would have reduced the phone’s portability and weight. 

Like the Galaxy S23 Ultra, this one supports 45W cable charging and 15W wireless charging. This is an area that might have used an improvement, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra generally had decent charging speeds, so it’s not a major concern. 

Samsung S24 Ultra Performance And Features

A specific area version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor will be standard on all Galaxy S24 Ultras. Aside from new features, this also implies a significant improvement over previous versions. 

Compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Kryo CPU has one prime core that can reach 3.3GHz, five performance cores that can reach 3.2GHz, and two efficiency cores that can reach 2.3GHz. However, the third generation has an extra performance core with a faster clock speed, loses one efficiency core but can reach 2.3GHz, and a slightly slower prime core overall. In a nutshell, you may anticipate a more efficient and generally quicker CPU than previously. 

On the other hand, with regular usage, you probably won’t find much of a performance difference. Thanks to the Adreno GPU on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the Galaxy S24 Ultra can now support the Unreal Engine 5 Lumen Global Light and Reflections technology, which means compatible games may enjoy 40% enhanced hardware-accelerated ray tracing. The Galaxy S24 Ultra has better visuals thanks to Unreal Engine 5, compared to the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which lacked hardware support for ray tracing. With its upgraded vapor chamber cooling technology, you can expect continuous gameplay for an extended period. 


The release date of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has been announced. It will be on sale on January 31 after being revealed on January 17 at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event. A flat screen, rather than a curved one, makes the phone simpler to use with the bundled S Pen, and it also comes with improved artificial intelligence. Featuring a 6.8-inch AMOLED 2X display, this phone boasts a dynamic refresh rate and a QHD+ resolution. It has better battery life, a 50MP camera, and 5x optical zoom.


When was the S24 Ultra released?

The Galaxy S24 Ultra was unveiled on January 17 during the inaugural Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event of 2024, and the flagship phone’s pre-orders opened the same day. Sales will begin on January 31.

Is the S24 Ultra worth waiting for?

However, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will undoubtedly appear much more alluring to those who already own a Galaxy S22 Ultra or earlier, and I believe it will be a good upgrade. Fans of Samsung’s Ultra series will be astounded by this enormous, very powerful, and surprisingly innovative smartphone despite its appearance.

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