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Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch highlights: From Galaxy S24 series, Galaxy AI to Galaxy Ring, all that happened

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch highlights: The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event saw the launch of the Galaxy S24 series, as well as Galaxy AI and Galaxy Ring. Know all that happened.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Jan 18 2024, 01:34 IST
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch highlights: The Samsung Galaxy S24 series has been unveiled with a major focus on AI. (Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch highlights: The Samsung Galaxy S24 series has been unveiled with a major focus on AI. (Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch highlights: The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event took place on January 17 in San Jose, California, and it was a fun fest filled with tons of announcements. The highlight of the event was the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, but it wasn’t the only announcement. From Galaxy S24 series to Galaxy AI, check out the 10 big things that happened at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch highlights: 10 big things that happened

1. Samsung Galaxy S24 series unveiled - Samsung took the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S24 series and a major chunk of the event was focused solely on the features of the top-end model, the Galaxy S24 Ultra. Samsung says the Galaxy S24 Ultra is a gamer’s smartphone, boasting an optimal thermal control system with a 1.9 times larger vapor chamber than its predecessor. The quad camera system features a 200MP main camera, a 50 MP camera with 5x optical zoom, a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera. On the front, the Galaxy S24 Ultra features a 12 MP selfie camera.

2. Corning Gorilla Armor - On the front, the Galaxy S24 Ultra gets Corning Gorilla Armor which is claimed to show superior durability against damage caused by everyday scratches. Samsung says Corning Gorilla Armor also reduces reflection by up to 75%.

3. 7 years of OS updates - TM Roh, Samsung's President of Mobile Divison took to the stage and made a historical announcement. With the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, the South Korean tech giant will offer 7 years of OS updates!

4. Galaxy AI - Samsung also unveiled its highly anticipated and latest tech innovation - Galaxy AI. The tech giant says Galaxy AI introduces meaningful intelligence aimed at enhancing every part of life, especially the phone's most fundamental role - Communication. It has various features such as Interpreter, Live Translate, Chat Assist, Note Assist, Transcript Assist, and Circle to Search. Galaxy AI will be available for select Samsung devices starting first half of 2024. This hints at possiblity of it coming to other Galaxy devices as well!

5. Samsung joins forces with Google Cloud - Samsung announced a multi-year partnership with Google Cloud that will see generative AI experience come to Galaxy smartphones. Samsung will be the first Google Cloud partner to deploy Gemini Pro and Imagen 2 on Vertex AI via the cloud to their smartphone devices starting with the Galaxy S24 series.

6. ‘New way of expression’ with Photomoji - Harnessing the power of Google's Gemini, users can turn their photos and stickers into Photomojis. This move could help Samsung directly compete against Google's AI prowess!

7. Circle to Search - Samsung says the Circle to Search feature opens up new forms of discovery with a simple gesture. With a long press on the home button, users can circle, highlight, scribble on, or tap anything on Galaxy S24's screen to see helpful, high-quality search results. Using this feature, you can even learn about someone's wardrobe, and get links to purchase them.

8. HDR across social media apps - With the Galaxy S24 series, features such as Super HDR, and Nightography will be available across social media apps. Samsung says it has become the first smartphone maker to bring HDR-enabled photos on Instagram. Even MrBeast's latest YouTube video was shot with the Galaxy S24 Ultra!

9. AI-editing tools - Samsung also unveiled a host of AI editing tools at the Galaxy Unpacked event. The Edit Suggestion uses Galaxy AI to suggest perfectly suitable tweaks for each photo. Meanwhile, Generative Edit can fill in parts of an image background with generative AI. The Instant Slow-mo feature on the Galaxy S24 series can generate additional frames based on movements to smoothly slow down action-packed moments for a more detailed look.

10. Galaxy Ring - Samsung also teased its latest wearable health device, the Galaxy Ring. However, the South Korean tech giant did not delve into any specifics about the device. Perhaps at a later date?

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18 Jan 2024, 00:53 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: The event ends!

After a fun-filled day featuring Galaxy S24 series, Galaxy AI, and Galaxy Ring, the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event has come to an end.

18 Jan 2024, 00:44 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Samsung announces Galaxy Ring!

The Galaxy Ring is here! 

18 Jan 2024, 00:38 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Samsung Galaxy S24 series prices revealed!

Samsung has just announced the pricing of the Galaxy S24 series, and as expected, there has been a price increase, but only for the top-end model. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra starts at $1299, a $100 price increase compared to its predecessor. 

On the other hand, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus start at $799, and $999 respectively in the US. There has been no price hike here! All three models will go on preorder starting today, January 17, and will be available for purchase starting January 31.

18 Jan 2024, 00:35 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: All the colours

Samsung says the new Galaxy S24 series comes in Earth mineral-inspired colour tones. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra comes in Titanium Gray, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet and Titanium Yellow colours.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus come in Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, and Amber Yellow. Samsung also announced that all three smartphones will be available in additional colours on Samsung website.

18 Jan 2024, 00:31 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: After iPhone 15 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra gets Titanium frame!

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra features a Titanium frame, enhancing device durability and longevity. Samsung says the smartphone features a significantly thinner body, providing a more comfortable grip and better on-the-go experience.

On the front, the Galaxy S24 Ultra gets Corning Gorilla Armor which is claimed to show superior durability against damage caused by everyday scratches.

18 Jan 2024, 00:29 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Galaxy S24 Ultra is a gamer's smartphone!

The new Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, which is the flagship smartphone chipset in the market. Samsung says this chip is optimized especially for Galaxy users, and delivers remarkable NPU improvement for incredibly efficient AI processing.

All three Galaxy S24 models feature 1-120Hz refresh rate and support up to 2600 nits of peak brightness! Moreover, the Galaxy S24 Ultra boast an optimal thermal control system with a 1.9 times larger vapor chamber than its predecessor, improving the device surface temperature while also maximizing sustained performance power. Ray-tracing also comes to the Galaxy S24 Ultra.

18 Jan 2024, 00:24 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: AI editing tools have arrived

Samsung has shown Galaxy AI editing tools that can help make your images stand out! The Edit Suggestion uses Galaxy AI to suggest perfectly suitable tweaks for each photo. Meanwhile, Generative Edit can fill in parts of an image background with generative AI.

The Instant Slow-mo feature on the Galaxy S24 series can generate additional frames based on movements to smoothly slow down action-packed moments for a more detailed look.

18 Jan 2024, 00:17 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Samsung partners with Instagram, MrBeast!

With the Galaxy S24 series, features such as Super HDR, and Nightography will be available across social media apps. Samsung says it has become the first smartphone maker to bring HDR-enabled photos on Instagram. Even MrBeast's latest YouTube video was shot with the Galaxy S24 Ultra! How cool is that!

18 Jan 2024, 00:09 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Samsung reveals Galaxy S24 Ultra's camera features!

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra gets the same Quad Tele System but with a new lens - 5x optical zoom. Samsung says it works with the 50MP sensor to enable optical-quality performance at zoom levels from 2x, 3x, 5x to 10x. It also captures better shots in all lighting conditions, courtesy of enhanced Nightography capabilities.

This year the camera will also support AI features which will make your photography experience even better. The quad camera system features a 200MP main camera, a 50 MP camera with 5x optical zoom, a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera. On the front, the Galaxy S24 Ultra features a 12 MP selfie camera.

17 Jan 2024, 23:59 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Circle to Search feature revealed!

Samsung says the Circle to Search feature opens up new forms of discovery with a simple gesture. With a long press on the home button, users can circle, highlight, scribble on, or tap anything on Galaxy S24's screen to see helpful, high-quality search results. Using this feature, you can even learn about someone's wardrobe, and get links to purchase them.

The generative AI-powered overviews can provide helpful information and context pulled together from across the web, and users can ask more complex and nuanced questions. The Circle to Search feature will be available across all three Galaxy S24 models!

17 Jan 2024, 23:59 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Samsung brings ‘New way of expression’ with Photomoji

Harnessing the power of Google's Gemini, users can turn their photos and stickers into Photomojis. This move could help Samsung directly compete against Google's AI prowess!

17 Jan 2024, 23:52 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Note Assist comes to Samsung Galaxy S24 series!

This feature brings AI-generated summaries, template creation that streamlines notes with pre-made formats, and cover creation to make notes easy to spot with a brief preview.

17 Jan 2024, 23:48 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Galaxy AI unveiled!

Samsung has just unveiled its highly anticipated and latest tech innovation - Galaxy AI. The tech giant says Galaxy AI introduces meaningful intelligence aimed at enhancing every part of life, especially the phone's most fundamental role - Communication.

It gets various features such as Interpreter, Live Translate, Chat Assist, Note Assist, Transcript Assist, and Circle to Search.

17 Jan 2024, 23:40 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: 7 years of OS updates with Galaxy S24 series!

TM Roh, Samsung's President of Mobile Divison took to the stage and made a historical announcement. With the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, the South Korean tech giant will offer 7 years of OS updates! With this announcement, Samsung became the second smartphone manufacturer to offer 7 years of OS updates after Google announced the same move with its Pixel 8 series in October. TM Roh says the launch of Galaxy S24 series is Samsung's ‘Eureka moment'!

17 Jan 2024, 23:31 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: The Galaxy Unpacked event has kicked off in California!

17 Jan 2024, 23:00 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Galaxy Unpacked set to commence in 30 minutes!

17 Jan 2024, 22:59 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Could Galaxy Ring make its debut?

Smart rings have become all the rage nowadays. Unlike smartwatches, these devices do not require you to wear them on your wrist, but on a finger. Thus, smart rings are more subtle than smartwatches. Rumours suggest Samsung might capitalize on this recent boom of smart rings by launching its own Galaxy Ring. 

This new wearable technology in the form of a smart ring might enable users to track their fitness just like a smartwatch. Initial patent filings hint at cutting-edge health tracking features, incorporating ECG and PPG sensors for heart rate and temperature monitoring, aligning it with competitors like the Oura Ring 3.

17 Jan 2024, 22:35 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Just one hour to go till the Galaxy Unpacked event kicks off!

17 Jan 2024, 22:34 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: When, where to Galaxy Unpacked event watch online

The Samsung Galaxy S24 launch takes place today, January 17. The launch event, called Galaxy Unpacked, will showcase the South Korean tech giant's latest flagship smartphone series, but it is not the only announcement that is likely to take place. Rumours suggest that big announcements in AI could also be on the way. Want to watch the Galaxy S24 launch live? You can do so online!

The event will be live-streamed on various platforms including the Samsung website and YouTube Channel so that fans and interested smartphone buyers can see what new is coming to the Galaxy S24 series. The event livestream will start at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT. 

Samsung fans in India can catch all the announcements of the Galaxy Unpacked event live starting 11:30 PM IST.

17 Jan 2024, 22:08 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Every rumour about the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Ahead of the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, check everything we know about the flagship Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra so far including features like a titanium frame, powerful processor, new camera, and more. Read here: Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra rumours roundup

17 Jan 2024, 21:44 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Galaxy S24, S24 Plus to adopt Galaxy S24 Ultra's refresh rate?

According to specs leaked by WinFuture, the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S24 models might get a big feature that was previously exclusive to the top-end Ultra smartphone - a 1Hz refresh rate. While the standard models have featured a 120Hz refresh rate in the past, only the Ultra variant featured a variable refresh rate as low as 1Hz. However, that could change as leaks suggest that Samsung might introduce this feature in the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus devices as well.

Although the standard models are set to get the QHD+ displays, they will benefit from the adoption of LTPO technology. In theory, it could have a positive effect on the battery life of the smartphones.

17 Jan 2024, 21:20 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Leaked promo teases AI features!

Samsung Galaxy S24 series leaked promo video reveals groundbreaking AI features, including live translation and photo editing tools ahead of big announcement. Read all about it here: Samsung Galaxy S24 promo leaked!

17 Jan 2024, 20:51 IST

Samsung set to unveil revolutionary smart ring at Galaxy Unpacked Event today

Samsung is rumoured to launch its first smart ring at today's Galaxy Unpacked Event in 2024. The tech giant is actively developing the Samsung Galaxy smart ring, aiming to surpass the accuracy of existing health-tracking devices like smartwatches, possibly leading to their eventual replacement. Reports and speculation strongly indicate that Samsung may unveil this innovative smart ring during the Galaxy Unpacked event, where the highly anticipated Galaxy S24 series of smartphones is set to be revealed. Tipster Ice Universe, sharing insights on Weibo, suggests the smart ring could be a highlight of the event, potentially becoming the primary health-tracking device, supplanting the Galaxy Watch models.

17 Jan 2024, 20:26 IST

Galaxy Unpacked event: Samsung to unveil next-gen Galaxy Book 4 laptops with intel's latest processors 

The Galaxy Unpacked event is set to launch the newest generation of Galaxy Book 4 laptops. Although no leaks have surfaced regarding these devices, Samsung may opt to refrain from significant design alterations and focus on annual processor upgrades. The inclusion of Intel's 14th Gen Meteor Lake processors, complemented by built-in AI processing units, positions Samsung to introduce its Galaxy AI features on these laptops, enhancing their overall capabilities. The anticipation revolves around potential advancements in processing power and the integration of intelligent features, making the Galaxy Book 4 laptops a noteworthy addition to Samsung's lineup. 

17 Jan 2024, 20:00 IST

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S24 promo video reveals revolutionary AI features and live translation capabilities

A leaked promotional video for the Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup, shared by user Arsene Lupin (@MysteryLupin), offers a sneak peek at the smartphone's innovative AI features ahead of its launch. The video showcases sophisticated AI-based functionalities, with a focus on innovative camera features. Users can effortlessly manipulate and enhance photos by drawing a circle around objects, enabling actions like shrinking, deleting, and moving within the image. As reported by Android Headlines, the leaked content also suggests the integration of live translation capabilities across the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Ultra. This on-device AI technology is anticipated to facilitate real-time language translations during calls. 

17 Jan 2024, 19:35 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 series to introduce innovative 'Galaxy AI' features: real-time translation, and more

The upcoming Galaxy S24 series is bringing some exciting features with the introduction of One UI 6.1, which includes a set of AI tools collectively known as "Galaxy AI." Leaks indicate that these tools will offer real-time translation during phone calls, making it easier for multilingual conversations. The Samsung Gallery is expected to get a Magic Editor-like photo enhancement tool powered by AI, while the Samsung keyboard may incorporate AI-based conversational tones and emoji integration. Additionally, users can anticipate dynamic and context-aware backgrounds with an AI wallpaper feature. The overall note-taking experience is also set to be enhanced through AI processing, making it more organised and user-friendly.

17 Jan 2024, 19:07 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra expected features and price

The upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra is anticipated to boast impressive features. With a sizable 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display and a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, it promises a top-notch viewing experience. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy will power the device, offering swift performance. Users can enjoy up to 12GB of RAM and storage options extending up to a whopping 512GB. The camera setup is remarkable, featuring a 200MP primary sensor, a telephoto lens with 10x digital zoom, and the ability to shoot videos in stunning 8K resolution. The phone will be equipped with a 5,000mAh battery, and the starting price is expected to be $1199 for the 256GB storage variant.

17 Jan 2024, 18:48 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus expected specs and price

The anticipated Galaxy S24 Plus is expected to come with a large 6.7-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display offering a smooth 120Hz refresh rate for a vibrant viewing experience. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, with options for up to 8GB of RAM and storage reaching up to 256GB. The camera setup is noteworthy, featuring a 50MP primary sensor, a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and the ability to record videos in impressive 8K resolution. The device will pack a robust 4,900mAh battery, and the starting price is estimated to be $999 for the 256GB storage variant.

17 Jan 2024, 18:22 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24's expected specifications and price

The upcoming Galaxy S24 is anticipated to feature a 6.2-inch fullHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. Powering the device will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and storage options reaching up to 256GB. The camera setup is expected to include a 50MP primary sensor, a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and the capability to record videos in up to 8K resolution. The phone will house a 4,000mAh battery, and the starting price is estimated at $799 for the 128GB storage variant.

17 Jan 2024, 17:55 IST

What to expect in today’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event

The Galaxy S24 line will be showcased at the launch ceremony in an enhanced version. The Galaxy AI and the rumoured 50MP 5X telephoto sensor in the Galaxy S24 Ultra variant are believed to be the event's main draws. Furthermore, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor may be used in the Ultra version, and the Exynos 2400 chipset may power the Indian versions of the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus. Keep in mind that these are rumoured specs and have no legitimacy until Samsung officially announces the items.

17 Jan 2024, 17:31 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 launch livestream: When and where to watch Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event online 

Get ready for the Samsung Galaxy S24 launch, happening today! Samsung is expected to launch three smartphones and perhaps a smart ring. The phones include Samsung Galaxy S24, Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event is set to take place at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, starting at 1 pm EST. For viewers in India, catch the action live from 11:30 pm IST. Samsung will livestream the entire event on its official website and YouTube. Tune in for some major announcements. 

17 Jan 2024, 17:11 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 pre-order bonanza revealed - double storage, exclusive offers, more!

Galaxy Unpacked: Exclusive Pre-Order Offers: Discover the amazing offers Samsung has in store for those who pre-order its flagship smartphones. These deals are designed to make your Samsung Galaxy S24 experience even more special. In a unique move, Samsung allowed customers to reserve their handsets before the official pre-order period began, offering a $50 credit for those who secured their spot by January 16th. Samsung is also expected to roll out a "double your storage" option, meaning if you order a 128 GB Samsung Galaxy S24, you'll get the 256 GB model. This offer extends across the entire range, with the 512 GB Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra upgrading to the colossal 1 TB model.

17 Jan 2024, 16:49 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: What could the prices be?

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series just hours away, it is time to look at the expected prices. As per tipsters, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra could start at $1299 in the US for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage option. This would mean a $100 price increase over its predecessor which cost $1199 for the same variant at launch. Meanwhile, price hikes have been tipped for the standard models too.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 is expected to cost $899, while the Galaxy S24 Plus may be priced at $999. Thus, a $100 price hike here is also rumoured.

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Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Downgrade in Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra's camera unlikely!

Discover groundbreaking upgrades in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera, debunking fears of a downgrade in quality. Read here to find out more: Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera upgrade defies downgrade fears

17 Jan 2024, 16:03 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Know about the upcoming ‘Circle to Search’ feature

A standout revelation from the Galaxy S24 leaks introduces ‘Circle to Search', a new Google-powered feature that allows users to search any image, video, or text on their screen without the need for screenshots. The functionality involves circling, highlighting, scribbling, or tapping to identify points of interest, reminiscent of a new iteration of Google Lens, possibly integrated with the S-Pen.

This leak underscores the growing partnership between Samsung and Google, with expectations of Google Assistant with Bard making an appearance on the Galaxy S24 series as part of Samsung's latest AI push.

17 Jan 2024, 15:39 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: All the upgrades coming to Galaxy S24

Although the first Galaxy S24 Ultra is the top-end smartphone offering all the bells and whistles, the Galaxy S24 is the vanilla variant. But that doesn't mean it will not get any major features. It is expected to feature a 6.2-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate. Rumours say it might get a big feature that was previously exclusive to the top-end Ultra smartphone - a 1Hz refresh rate.

Some rumors have mentioned that the vanilla Galaxy S24 will get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset in the US and Canada, while in other regions it may come with Exynos 2400 SOC. It could run on OneUI 6.1 based on Android 14 out of the box. It may also feature a triple camera system with 50MP+10MP+12MP cameras, which is identical to its predecessor.

17 Jan 2024, 15:17 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Check exciting preorder benefits!

The preorder offers on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series have been leaked, and it may include a free Galaxy Watch 6, Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, Pokemon case, and more in some regions. Check out all the preorder offers here: Samsung Galaxy S24 preorder details leaked

17 Jan 2024, 14:52 IST

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch Live: Pay to use AI features?

A rumour suggests that the new Samsung Galaxy S24 series may come with a subscription model in which users will have to pay to take advantage of advanced AI features. The report states that the AI features might be available for free till 2025 which is just a year after the official release. Thereafter, Galaxy S24 users may have to pay a fee for using some of those advanced AI features of Galaxy AI post 2025.

The adoption of AI has been massive in the last few years and a huge number of startups have been curating a subscription model for their high-end features. Now, it appears that Samsung might become the latest tech giant to go in the direction of subscription-based AI services.

17 Jan 2024, 14:30 IST

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked LIVE: Rumours about the Galaxy S24 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked live updates: The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to be the highlight of the show, with major upgrades coming its way. A rumour claims that the upcoming flagship smartphone  might feature a titanium frame. It is also reported to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip with 12GB RAM under the hood, giving a big power boost to Samsung's upcoming flagship.

It will likely sport a quad camera setup with 200MP+12MP+50MP+10MP cameras, according to analysts. While the camera system looks almost the same on paper except for one sensor, leaks claim it could be better courtesy of a new chip and AI features. Lastly, Samsung is also likely to showcase a host of new AI features onboard the Galaxy S24 Ultra. It has already teased that ‘Galaxy AI is coming'.

17 Jan 2024, 14:05 IST

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked LIVE: Galaxy S24 series to be a gamer’s phone?

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked live updates: Tipster Tarun Vats has suggested that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 series will feature larger vapour chambers that will allow for enhanced cooling performance. In theory, this will allow the Galaxy S24 to cool down faster and retain its performance at its peak. The Samsung Galaxy S24 is tipped to feature a vapour chamber 1.5 times bigger than its predecessor, while the S24 Plus will reportedly be 1.6 times bigger. Meanwhile, the top-end Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra might get a vapour chamber 1.9 times bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

This feature might particularly appeal to gamers as smartphones tend to get heated up after long and intense gaming sessions. The rumour is bolstered by a leak by another tipster who posted presentation slides of the S24 launch on X. One of the slides also states a 1.9 times bigger vapour chamber.

17 Jan 2024, 13:44 IST

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked LIVE: Galaxy S24 series preorder offers LEAKED!

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked live updates: Leaks suggest that Samsung might offer a free storage upgrade to buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series in some regions, including Korea. This would mean prices for the 128GB model would apply on the 256GB variant, the 256GB price would be valid on the 512GB model, and so on.

Moreover, Samsung will also reportedly bundle a one-year Samsung Care+ guarantee with preorders of Samsung Galaxy S24, S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra. A customized Pokemon or Maeil Milk Buds case will also be selected at random and bundled along with the preorders. The tipster also claimed that Samsung will offer Galaxy Buds 2 Pro for those who preorder the Galaxy S24 series.

In the UK, Samsung will reportedly bundle the Galaxy Watch 6 for free with the Galaxy S24 preorders. As per tipster Roland Quandt, this offer will not only be live on the top-end Galaxy S24 Ultra but the vanilla Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus as well.

17 Jan 2024, 13:22 IST

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked LIVE: What is Galaxy AI?

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked live updates: It is being teased that Samsung will introduce new Galaxy AI features with the Galaxy S24 series which means we may see new features that will give tough competition to the Apple iPhone 15 series and Google Pixel 8 series. Samsung described it as a “comprehensive mobile AI experience” that is powered by both on-device AI developed at Samsung and cloud-based AI which is enabled through the company's various open collaborations.

This likely means that the technology is being built for smartphones, and it will have both on-device AI. Galaxy AI may also bring a feature called AI Live Translate Call that will give users a personal translator. This means the smartphone will come with audio and text translations in real-time.

17 Jan 2024, 13:00 IST

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked LIVE: All the expected launches at the event

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked live updates: As per the rumours, the highlight of the event is expected to be the new Samsung Galaxy S24 series. It may include three models - Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra. However, it is not likely to be the only announcement. Leaks suggest Samsung will have plenty on offer, including a major emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI). The South Korean tech giant has already teased a new product called Galaxy AI, stating that it will bring a “comprehensive mobile AI experience”. 

Other announcements could include a Galaxy Ring. While rumours say Galaxy Book Pro laptops could also see the light of day, it is unlikely as Samsung launched its Galaxy Book 4 series in December 2023.

17 Jan 2024, 12:38 IST

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked LIVE: When is it taking place?

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked live updates: The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event is set to take place today, January 17, at 11:30 PM IST/10:00 AM PT. This will be the first Samsung event of 2024, following the Galaxy Unpacked in July 2023, where the Galaxy Z smartphones were unveiled. The event will be held in San Jose, California, USA, instead of the Samsung HQ in South Korea where it was held in July. The South Korean tech giant has announced that this event will unveil an “all-new mobile experience powered by AI”.

17 Jan 2024, 12:15 IST

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked LIVE: What is the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event?

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked live updates: The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked is an annual event organized by the South Korean tech giant that takes place every year as a platform for the launch of the latest flagship smartphones. This year, the event is taking place today, January 17. The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is likely to be on show this year, and Samsung Galaxy S24, Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra are likely to be part of the latest flagship lineup. Other announcements related to AI and smart wearables are also expected during the Galaxy Unpacked event.

First Published Date: 17 Jan, 12:15 IST
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