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Samsung Galaxy S24 series specs: Everything you need to know

The Galaxy S24 series is here, so let's take a look at the hardware inside.
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January 17, 2024

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is officially here, introducing several new AI features, an increased price tag for the Ultra model, and a few significant updates from last year. What are the major differences between the three models in the S24 family? We’ll delve into the Galaxy S24 specs across the models to help you determine which one best suits your needs.

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Samsung Galaxy S24
Samsung Galaxy S24
Slimmer than ever
Victus 2 glass
Bright display
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Bright, sharp 1440p display
Excellent update commitment
Handy Galaxy AI features
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Powerful, flexible cameras
Excellent update commitment
Brilliant flat display

Specs overview

You can check out all the major Galaxy S24 specs in one place via the table below.

Samsung Galaxy S24Samsung Galaxy S24 PlusSamsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Display
Samsung Galaxy S24
6.2-inch AMOLED, FHD+ resolution (2,340 x 1,080)
120Hz display refresh rate (1Hz-120Hz)
HDR10+
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
6.7-inch AMOLED, QHD+ resolution (3,120 x 1,440)
120Hz display refresh rate (1Hz-120Hz)
HDR10+
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
6.8-inch AMOLED, QHD+ resolution
120Hz display refresh rate (1Hz-120Hz)
HDR10+
Processor
Samsung Galaxy S24
US: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
Global: Samsung Exynos 2400
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
US: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
Global: Samsung Exynos 2400
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
RAM
Samsung Galaxy S24
8GB LPDDR5X
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
12GB LPDDR5X
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
12GB LPDDR5X
Storage
Samsung Galaxy S24
128GB or 256GB

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
256GB or 512GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
256, 512GB, or 1TB
Power
Samsung Galaxy S24
4,000mAh
25W wired charging
15W wireless charging
5W reverse wireless charging
No charger in box
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
4,900mAh
45W wired charging
15W wireless charging
5W reverse wireless charging
No charger in box
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
5,000mAh
45W wired charging
15W wireless charging
5W reverse wireless charging
No charger in box
Cameras
Samsung Galaxy S24
Rear:
- 50MP main
f/1.8, OIS

- 12MP ultrawide
1.4 μm, f/2.2, 120-degree FoV
1/2.55-inch sensor

- 10MP telephoto
3x optical zoom
1.12 μm, f/2.4, 36-degree FoV
1/3.52-inch sensor
OIS

Front:
- 12MP
f/2.2, 80-degree FoV, AF
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Rear:
- 50MP main
f/1.8, OIS

- 12MP ultrawide
1.4 μm, f/2.2, 120-degree FoV
1/2.55-inch sensor

- 10MP telephoto
3x optical zoom
1.12 μm,
f/2.4, 36-degree FoV
1/3.52-inch sensor
OIS

Front:
- 12MP
f/2.2, 80-degree FoV, AF
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Rear:
- 200MP main
f/1.7, OIS

-12MP ultrawide, f/2.4, 120-degree FoV
1/3.52-inch sensor

- 50MP telephoto
5x optical zoom, 1.4 μm, f/3.4, 36-degree FoV
1/2.55-inch sensor
OIS

Front:
- 12MP
f/2.2, 8-degree FoV, AF
Video
Samsung Galaxy S24
Rear:
8K at 24/30fps (main lens only)
4K at 30/60fps (all lenses)

Front:
4K at 30/60fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Rear:
8K at 24/30fps (main lens only)
4K at 30/60fps (all lenses)

Front:
4K at 30/60fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Rear:
8K at 24/30fps (main lens only)
4K at 30/60fps (all lenses)

Front:
4K at 30/60fps
Audio
Samsung Galaxy S24
Stereo speakers
Triple mics
No 3.5mm port
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Stereo speakers
Triple mics
No 3.5mm port
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Stereo speakers
Triple mics
No 3.5mm port
Connectivity
Samsung Galaxy S24
5G (mmWave + Sub6)
Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.3
NFC support
USB 3.2 Gen 1

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
5G (mmWave + Sub6)
Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.3
NFC support
USB 3.2 Gen 1
UWB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
5G (mmWave + Sub6)
Wi-Fi 7
Bluetooth 5.3
NFC support
USB 3.2 Gen 1
UWB
SIM
Samsung Galaxy S24
Single nano-SIM tray
eSIM support
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Single nano-SIM tray
eSIM support
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Single nano-SIM tray
eSIM support
Security
Samsung Galaxy S24
Ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor
7 years of security/OS updates
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor
7 years of security/OS updates
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor
7 years of security/OS updates
Durability/Materials
Samsung Galaxy S24
IP68
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the front and back
Aluminum frame
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
IP68
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the front and back
Aluminum frame
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
IP68
Gorilla Glass Armor on the front and back
Titanium frame
Software
Samsung Galaxy S24
Android 14
One UI 6.1
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Android 14
One UI 6.1
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Android 14
One UI 6.1
S Pen support
Samsung Galaxy S24
No
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
No
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Yes
Dimensions and weight
Samsung Galaxy S24
147.0 x 70.6 x 7.6mm
168g

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
158.5 x 75.9 x 7.7mm
197g
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
162.6 x 79 x 8.6mm
233g
Colors
Samsung Galaxy S24
Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Titanium Black, Titanium Yellow, Titanium Violet, Titanium Gray

Samsung Galaxy S24 specs

Samsung Galaxy S24 in hand homescreen
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The entire Galaxy S24 family is powered by the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor in the United States, but the situation is a bit different elsewhere. While the Galaxy S24 Ultra is confirmed to feature Qualcomm’s tech globally, the S24 and S24 Plus will feature the Exynos 2400 in many markets, including Europe.

While this is a bit disappointing, the good news is the two smaller S24 models will still have all the same core AI features as the S24 Ultra regardless of the SoC, though there are likely at least a few tricks that are exclusively aimed at the Ultra model.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 isn't a massive departure from its predecessor but the addition of new AI tricks help set it apart.

Focusing specifically on the Galaxy S24, there’s not too much of a difference from its predecessor beyond the aforementioned SoC changes. The Galaxy S24 upgrades the display by 0.1 inches to a slightly larger 6.2-inch screen this year and bumps the battery up by 100mAh, but that’s about it. The footprint is also a bit bigger on the S24, due mostly to the slight changes to the screen size.

The camera is also identical between these two models, though the Galaxy S24 series is making improvements to its camera software and other refinements that should still allow it to take at least a slight edge over its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus specs

Samsung Galaxy S24 vs Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
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Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus

The Galaxy S24 Plus is essentially the same phone as the standard Galaxy S24 in terms of camera performance and special features, but it boasts a larger display, a bigger battery, faster charging, and more base storage and RAM. Like the S24, the new Plus model’s display is slightly larger than that of its predecessor. There’s also a battery increase over the Galaxy S23 Plus, with the S24 Plus upgrading from a 4,700mAh to a 4,900mAh battery. That said, it’s still smaller and weaker in several aspects compared to the Ultra model.

Compared to the Galaxy S24, the S24 Plus offers faster 45W wired charging and includes UWB (Ultra-Wideband) support. However, it’s worth noting that both of these features were also present in the S23 Plus. Overall, there aren’t many new features in the S24 Plus; it’s just a bit larger and will come with either a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 or an Exynos 2400 processor, depending on the market.

If you’re not an Exynos fan, that means the Galaxy S23 Plus might be a better fit for those who live in countries like Europe.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra specs

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 3
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The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is the one phone that will universally run on Qualcomm chips. Beyond the processor, a lot of the biggest changes are mostly down to aesthetics and a change in the telephoto camera.

Starting with design changes, the Galaxy S24 Ultra now features a titanium casing over aluminum, giving it a more elegant feel. The flatter display also translates to a design that feels quite a bit different in the pocket and hands. There’s also newly improved Gorilla Glass Armor, which is supposed to be even more powerful than Victus and is reserved specifically for the Ultra model.

There’s also the addition of Wi-Fi 7 this time, though, technically, the S24 Ultra also had Wi-Fi 7, but it wasn’t formally supported.

Camera-wise, there’s a noteworthy update in the telephoto lens. The new telephoto camera reduces optical zoom to 5x but compensates with a more powerful 50MP sensor, compared to the older 10MP version. This change aims to enhance zoom quality in more commonly used ranges, although it might be seen as a drawback for those who prefer a higher zoom capacity.

Galaxy S24 series vs the competition: How does it compare?

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra vs Apple iPhone 15 Pro backs standing
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As the first major flagship release of 2024, the Galaxy S24 series holds an advantage over much of its Android competition. Notably, it’s the first to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, available to those opting for the Ultra model or residing in the US. The series not only boasts impressive performance but also enhances its appeal with new Galaxy AI features, positioning it as a strong contender against the Pixel 8 ($699 at Amazon) series’ most attractive features.

The combination of advanced AI capabilities and the latest chipset makes the Galaxy S24 series a formidable player in terms of sheer power. The iPhone 15 series is certainly one of its most obvious contenders, though it’s a very different experience thanks to Apple’s iOS. The Pixel 8 Pro is also a good option, though the Tensor G3 isn’t anywhere as powerful as the chips found in Apple and Samsung’s flagships.

The Galaxy S24 not only has tons of power but its new AI tricks help give it better parity with the Pixel 8 as well.

Out of all three phones, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is probably the most compelling option as it sees a major design change and adds the most new features out of the three models. That’s the real problem, though.  Arguably, Samsung’s biggest competition comes from within in the form of last year’s Galaxy S23 series.

The change back to Exynos means some disgruntled European consumers might be more inclined to get the Galaxy S23 or S23 Plus at a sharp discount. The Galaxy S24 series price increase in the US could also lead some American consumers to reach the same decision. Even staples like the camera haven’t changed dramatically with the Galaxy S24 series, aside from the Ultra, though expected camera software improvements could still give the newer phones the edge.

Still, if you’re looking for the most powerful Samsung phones available, you won’t find anything better than the new Galaxy S24 family.

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Samsung Galaxy S24
Samsung Galaxy S24
Slimmer than ever
Victus 2 glass
Bright display
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus
Bright, sharp 1440p display
Excellent update commitment
Handy Galaxy AI features
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Powerful, flexible cameras
Excellent update commitment
Brilliant flat display

FAQ

Yes, the Galaxy S24 series is IP68 rated across the board.

Unfortunately, no modern flagships offer microSD, and that goes for all three models of the Galaxy S24 series.

There are no headphone jacks on the Galaxy S24 series.

Yes, all three models have one physical SIM slot and one eSIM, which can be used to replicate the dual-SIM experience.

All three models of the Galaxy S24 have 15W wireless charging.