I’m just not excited about the Galaxy S24 series

To no one’s astonishment, AI took center stage at Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series launch event. The Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra usher in the age of Galaxy AI, with Samsung liberally throwing the buzzword around. What is missing is notable upgrades on the hardware front; the Galaxy S24 series has a few new changes, but there really isn’t a groundbreaking new hardware feature that makes these phones stand out.

I know we’re past the point where we get exciting upgrades year-on-year, but seeing as how last year’s Galaxy S23 series was practically identical to the S22 portfolio, I was holding out for major hardware revisions this time around. That hasn’t materialized, and the Galaxy S24 series is predictably boring.


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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra cameras

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Let’s start with the Galaxy S24. The phone is indistinguishable from the S23 when it comes to the design, and the only changes are the inclusion of LTPO tech for the 120Hz panel and a slight 100mAh battery uptick that brings it to 4000mAh. You get the same cameras, connectivity, and charging tech as last year, and while the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, most global models feature the Exynos 2400 instead.


Android Central's LLoyd with a bionic eye

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