Samsung Galaxy S24’s Strong AI Features Lead In Quest For Smartphone Supremacy

As the tech world continues to embrace the artificial intelligence (AI) shift, it’s no surprise that Samsung has got a leg up in the business. The technological transition, after all, promises various upgrades, from enhanced performance to more intuitive features that prove nifty for day-to-day use. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series, announced during the Samsung Unpacked 2024 event, is leading the charge with Galaxy AI. Touted as the company’s first true AI phone, the successor to the S23 roster seeks to amplify the premium user experience with enhanced productivity, convenience, and everyday performance.

Like before, this newest lineup comprises three iterations: the Galaxy S24 Ultra, the biggest of the trio, the in-between Galaxy S24+, and the base model. The S24 Ultra, measuring 79 x 162.3 x 8.6mm and weighing 232 grams, sports a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It runs on an Exynos 2400 processor, with the U.S. and Canada models powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 instead, and packs 5,000 maAh of battery. 

For mobile photography, the flagship boasts a 12-megapixel (MP) ultra-wide camera, a 200MP wide camera, a 50MP telephoto camera with 5x zoom, and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x zoom on the rear, as well as a 12MP front camera. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch (2)

The same 12MP front camera can be found on the two other models, alongside a 12MP ultra-wide snapper, a 50MP wide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x zoom on the rear. Coming in at 70.6 x 147 x 7.6mm, the S24 is lighter at 167 grams, offering a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. 

In comparison, the S24+ packs a QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate into a 6.7-inch panel. It also offers 4,900 mAh of battery, while its smaller sibling tops out at 4,000 mAh. 

Regardless of the model, users will still be able to enjoy the various AI upgrades – both old and new. The Live Translate, Interpreter, and Chat Assist features, for instance, are designed to work around language barriers and facilitate communication in a foreign setting. Where Live Translate delivers two-way, real-time voice and text translations of phone calls, Interpreter instantly translates live conversations on a split-screen view without the need for cellular data or Wi-Fi. 

Chat Assist, meanwhile, helps perfect conversational tones to ensure communication sounds as it was intended, like a polite message to a co-worker, a caption for social media, or otherwise, this feature will require access to the Internet. AI built into Samsung Keyboard can also translate messages in real-time in 13 languages at launch natively on the phone, no Internet required. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Launch (3)

Extending beyond the realm of travel, Note Assist and Transcript Assist are set to improve organisation and productivity. The former creates AI-generated summaries and templates to streamline the note-taking process, while the latter uses AI and speech-to-text technology to transcribe, summarise, and translate recordings. With Circle to Search, Samsung’s latest will be the first phone to debut the gesture-driven feature with Google, allowing users pull up search results by simply circling, highlighting, scribbling on, or tapping anything on the screen. 

While image-capture capabilities have been empowered by AI as a whole, the phone’s editing tools are one of its more impressive upgrades. In addition to simple edits like erase, re-compose-and remaster, the Edit Suggestion feature can suggest recommended or suitable tweaks for each photo. Generative Edit, working similarly to the Generative AI Fill function on Adobe Photoshop, can fill in parts of an image background and extend the canvas with generative AI.

Other notable features include enhanced data protection, an environmentally-friendly build design, and seven years of OS upgrades and security updates. The first in the family to feature a titanium frame, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will be available in the Titanium Gray, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet, or Titanium Yellow colourway. 

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S24 and S24+ are decked out in Onyx Black, Marble Gray, Cobalt Violet, and Amber Yellow. Pre-orders for all devices begin on 18 January in Singapore, with customers who do so through Starhub, Singtel, or M1 able to collect them from 24 January. Thereafter, the entire lineup will be available starting 31 January at the following prices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S24: S$1,288 (256GB storage) / $1,458 (512GB)
  • Samsung Galaxy S24+: S$1,528 (256GB storage) / $1,728 (512GB)
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: S$$1,928 (256GB storage) / $$2,128 (512GB) / S$$2,458 (1TB)