Samsung announces Galaxy S24 and S24+ with Galaxy AI

During Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S24 series, which consists of the S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra. Although these are new phones with new hardware, the unveiling mainly revolved around something else—namely, the intelligent features of Galaxy AI.

Much of the S24 series had been leaked beforehand. We were, therefore, particularly interested in the hands-on demonstrations during the presentation. And to our surprise, we were not disappointed.

Samsung Galaxy S24

But first, the phones themselves. The Galaxy S24 is a 6.2-inch smartphone. As such, it has a slightly larger screen than its predecessor, although the dimensions hardly differ. The camera system comprises a 50+12+10MP system with a 120° ultra-wide angle and 3x optical zoom. The battery measures 4000mAh and can be charged quickly with 25W. Available memory versions are 128, 256, and 512GB; you always get 8GB of RAM.

The main features of the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus
Key features of the S24 and S24 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus

Moving on to the S24+. The screen measures 6.7 inches, again 0.1 inches more than last year. The camera system is similar to the S24, but the RAM is larger at 12GB. There are models with 256GB and 512GB of storage memory. The battery has a capacity of 4900mAh, and charging can be done with up to 45W.

Exynos processor

Without explicitly mentioning it, both the S24 and S24+ are powered by an Exynos processor. According to Samsung, the CPU performs 20% better, the GPU is 30% better, and the NPU is 41% better. The latter is responsible for the many AI features that Samsung has equipped the S24 series. Those who necessarily want a Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm should head over to the S24 Ultra.

Galaxy AI

These AI features are part of what Samsung calls "Galaxy AI." One example is a real-time translation of speech or text into another language. That works both ways. You'll find the feature in the Dialer app, thus making it possible to call someone in a language you don't understand.

Samsung Galaxy AI real-time translation of phone calls
Real-time translation of phone calls

Translation also works in a separate app, which is handy during a vacation, and in the Samsung keyboard and chat apps. Chatting with someone whose language you don't speak is thus no longer an obstacle. Remarkably, the feature also comes to Google Messages, making the collaboration with Google even closer.

Samsung Galaxy AI Translate with its 13 supported languages
Translate currently supports these 13 languages

The translation feature currently works with 13 languages, including English, French, German, Polish, Italian and Portuguese. Dutch is not among them for now.

Tougher Armor Aluminum

The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus are made of sturdier Armor Aluminum and available in four colors. Samsung took inspiration from nature for the colors and settled with Onyx Black, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, and Marble Gray. Both the S24 and S24+ are available in this color palette.

Samsung Galaxy S24 in Amber Yellow
Amber Yellow

Prices start at €899 for the Galaxy S24 with 128GB of storage and €1149 for the Galaxy S24+ with 256GB of storage. Ordering is possible as early as Wednesday, Jan. 17. Shipments start Jan. 31.

Price comparison Samsung Galaxy S24
  Model Price With delivery    
256 GB Cobalt Violet
$ 859.99 $ 859.99   View more

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Price comparison Samsung Galaxy S24+
  Model Price With delivery    
256 GB Cobalt Violet
$ 999.99 $ 999.99   View more

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