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The Galaxy S23 series turned out to be a big hit for Samsung, with the Ultra model being the most popular among fans. With that in mind, it might seem strange to talk about Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra so soon after the current model’s launch. But the Galaxy S24 Ultra rumors have started to appear online with nearly a year to go until the phone’s release. We’ll cover all the Galaxy S24 Ultra design, specs, and release date rumors below.
Galaxy S24 Ultra release date and price
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S23 series in early February this year. Preorders started right after the launch event, and the three Galaxy S23 phones hit stores on February 17th in most places.
That is the usual window for Samsung’s first flagship series of the year. The Galaxy S24 phone models will likely be unveiled in early 2024. We’d expect a similar release date for the handsets, as Samsung will want to have the Galaxy S24 Ultra in stores before the big MWC 2024 event, where plenty of Ultra rivals will be launched.
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 pricing structure is one of the great things about the current series. The 2023 Ultra starts at $1,199, a great price for the flagship. Obviously, most fans hope the Galaxy S24 Ultra will have a similar price. But don’t be surprised to see some price hikes.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Side view. Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR Rumors say that Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro phones will be more expensive than usual, thanks to a slew of exclusive features. If Apple raises prices this year. Samsung will have a good excuse to do the same with the Galaxy S24 Ultra. Even without a move from Apple, a price hike for sophisticated flagships from Samsung isn’t out of the question.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 flagships launching in August could inform us of Samsung’s pricing strategy for new high-end models.
Even if the Galaxy S24 phones cost more, we’ll remind you that Samsung runs great preorder deals. The alternative would be waiting a couple of months to buy the handset. Samsung’s Androids do not hold their value as well as the iPhone.
What about the Galaxy S23 vs the Galaxy S24? Will there be any other design changes?
The Galaxy S23 Ultra uses almost the same design as the Galaxy S22 Ultra. One change concerns the curvature of the screen and the edges. The S23 Ultra’s screen isn’t flat but is not as curved as the S22 Ultra. Flat screens are more durable, but there’s no telling whether Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra will have a perfectly flat screen.
What we don’t expect to change are the top and bottom edges, which have to be flat. That’s because of the built-in stylus, which forces Samsung to use a flat bottom edge. Therefore, the top edge gets the same design.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Bottom side view. Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR The Galaxy S24 Ultra should feature the largest display in the S24 series, measuring at least 6.8 inches. The screen should support a dynamic refresh rate of up to 120Hz, although some rumors already claim a screen upgrade to 144Hz is due.
On the back, the Galaxy S24 Ultra should feature a massive camera system. Like the Galaxy S23 Ultra, we expect the lenses on the back to feature independent protrusions. But we’re only speculating at this point.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra could remain the only S24 model with a periscope camera. More importantly, the Galaxy S24 Ultra should be the only flagship to rock a 200-megapixel sensor.
Galaxy S24 Ultra specs
All Galaxy S24 phones will have the set of base specs, although the Ultra will certainly get the best possible hardware for a 2024 phone.
We’re probably looking at a “Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy” processor powering the entire line. Rumors say Samsung is considering an Exynos 2400 processor for the Galaxy S24 line. But hopefully, that will not happen. One of the big reasons why the Galaxy S23 is so successful is that it hasn’t suffered from performance issues like the Exynos-powered Galaxy S22.
All three S24 phones should rock LPDDR5X RAM like their predecessors. But the non-Ultra handsets could see a memory boost to 12GB. A recent rumor also claimed that the Galaxy S24 Ultra might feature 16GB of RAM.
Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone: Display. Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR As for storage, the Galaxy S24 Ultra should go up to 1TB of storage and start at 256GB. Preorder deals will likely let you double the storage for free. It’s too early to tell whether we should expect any storage speed bumps beyond the current UFS 4.0 tech.
Battery-wise, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will feature at least a 5,000 mAh battery pack as its predecessor. But we’re speculating again. Whatever the case, the Ultra will have the largest possible battery, as it’s the biggest S24 variant. The charging speed should at least match the Galaxy S23 Ultra. That’s 45W wired charging, but hopefully, Samsung will improve it.
Galaxy S24 Ultra camera upgrades
As usual with flagships, the main camera will be one of the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s most important features.
As we’ve explained, the Galaxy S24 Ultra should feature four rear-facing lenses. The main shooter will reportedly retain the 200-megapixel resolution Samsung introduced this year. But rumors say that Samsung might introduce a new 200-megapixel sensor with additional capabilities.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra camera system. Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR The Galaxy S24 Ultra should feature three additional cameras, including an ultra-wide lens and two telephoto cameras. One thing that Samsung should do with the Galaxy S24 Ultra is explaining exactly how night photography works. And maybe stop pretending the moon photos its phones take are real.
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We are pleased to announce the release of Tizen Studio version 5.1
This release includes some new features and bug fixes in Tizen Studio IDE, Visual Studio Extension for Tizen.
Added .NET Hot Reload support for Tizen dotnet projects using which code changes can be applied to a running app without restarting the app and without losing app state. Added support for NUIGadget template which is built as dotnet project and packaged as RPK. Issues fixed:
Updated the Visual Studio path in the CLI to use Visual Studio 2022 for dotnet projects. Fixed the issue of Emulator/Device Shell not opening from the Device Manager.
For more information about the new features and bug fixes, see Release Notes.
To download Tizen Studio, visit https://developer.tizen.org/development/tizen-studio/download.
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Like the Galaxy S22 series, the Galaxy S23 flagship family will deliver three devices featuring two distinct designs. The Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus will pack the “traditional” smartphone design, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra will feature a built-in S Pen stylus. The Ultra will be the most expensive new Galaxy S phone and the Note successor that fans want to buy this year. And it so happens that the Galaxy S23 Ultra specs leaked in full ahead of the launch event.
Buyers can already decide whether the Ultra is worth the extra cash or whether the base Galaxy S23 is a good enough upgrade.
As usual with new Galaxy S launches, it’s WinFuture with the big Galaxy S23 Ultra specs list. The German-language blog also shared the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus specs. The information is likely accurate, as these leaks drop religiously every year ahead of Samsung’s new Galaxy S press event.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the largest of the three flagships. And it won’t feature the same design as the cheaper phones. The handset has an all-screen display that’s slightly curved around the edges. That’s a byproduct of Samsung’s desire to keep the Note experience alive. The built-in S Pen stylus demands that the bottom edge is flat rather than curved at the corners. That means the top edge is also flat, and the side edges are curved.
Except for the Note design and features, the Galaxy S23 Ultra should feature the same base specs as the cheaper models. The camera setup will be much better, thanks to the inclusion of Samsung’s new 200-megapixel sensor and the periscope telephoto lens.
Galaxy S23 Ultra marketing materials leaked ahead of launch. Image source: WinFuture The Ultra features a 6.8-inch hole-punch display with 3088 x 1440 resolution and a 1-120Hz dynamic refresh rate. The screen has a built-in fingerprint sensor and a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 glass panel.
The custom Galaxy Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip that already leaked powers all three Galaxy S23 phones, including the Ultra. Like the cheaper phones, the new Note gets two big specs upgrades. We’re looking at LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage that deliver big speed improvements over the previous standards.
Specifically, the Galaxy S23 Ultra specs leak says the phone ships with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. Storage starts at 256GB and goes up to 1TB. The cheapest Ultra will likely come in an 8GB/256GB combination. The 12GB RAM models will probably feature more storage.
The specs leak also details the big camera upgrade the Galaxy S23 Ultra gets this year. That’s the Isocell HP2 camera sensor that Samsung just announced. We’re looking at a 200-megapixel sensor (85°, f/1.7, 23mm, OIS) that should improve low-light photography and video recording.
The Ultra also features a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens (120°, f/2.2, 13mm), 10-megapixel telephoto lens (36°, f/2.4, 69mm, OIS), and 10-megapixel telephoto lens (11°, f/4.9, 230mm, OIS, 10x optical zoom, 100x space zoom).
On the front, expect a 12-megapixel shooter (80°, f/2.2, 25mm, HDR10+).
Galaxy S23 Ultra marketing materials leaked ahead of launch. Image source: WinFuture Connectivity-wise, the Galaxy S23 Ultra should support 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, USB-C, NFC, and UWB.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra leak also mentions the battery specs. We’re looking at a 5,000 mAh battery pack that supports 45W fast charging and 10W wireless charging.
According to the leak, the handset should be available in black, cream, green, and purple. And if a recent report is accurate, the Galaxy S23 Ultra price will remain unchanged in the US. That means the handset will start at $1,199 in the States. WinFuture doesn’t mention prices for Germany or the EU, but rumors suggest Samsung might raise prices in international markets.
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The only thing Samsung can do to fight the iPhone 14 Pro right now is run ridiculous ads that mock Apple. And Samsung is lucky the recent lockdowns in China significantly impacted the production of Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models. Samsung’s best bet for competing against the iPhone 14 series isn’t the Galaxy S22 or the latest foldable phones. It’s the Galaxy S23 series coming early next year. But now, a leaker claims the Galaxy S23 release date hasn’t yet been decided because Samsung can’t figure out how to price the new flagships.
Recent reports claimed that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S23 at some point in early February. That’s a somewhat regular schedule for the Galaxy S series. The phone should then hit stores shortly after preorders begin.
But we have no official dates from Samsung, and there’s no reason for the Korean vendor to hurry. There’s plenty of time to announce the Galaxy S23 launch event and actually host one in person.
A leaker now says on Twitter that Samsung might delay the release. The reason for the change is said to be the Galaxy S23 price. Samsung reportedly hasn’t decided what to charge for the three Galaxy S23 models.
Getting the price right is a key factor for the Galaxy S23’s success, as previous models have shown. It’s easy to speculate that Samsung will keep the Galaxy S22 price structure in place. But the current economy might force Samsung to increase the phone’s price in some markets.
Apple kept the iPhone 13 price tiers in place for the iPhone 14, which was an incredible feat. But it did so only in the US. Apple raised iPhone prices in other markets as the dollar has been much stronger than other currencies.
Galaxy S23 price speculation aside, rumors say that Samsung wants to spare no expense with the 2023 flagships. The Galaxy S22 performance scandal forced Samsung to defend against claims that its cost-cutting policies hurt the phone’s ability to deliver sustained performance.
Galaxy S23 Plus revealed in leaked renders. Image source: @OnLeaks/Smartprix Assuming that Samsung is indeed sparing no expense to make the Galaxy S23 phones, we can expect higher manufacturing costs for the three flagships. Especially considering that all three devices will feature only Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship processor. There will not be an Exynos 2300 next year to slow down the Galaxy S23.
With about two months until the Galaxy S23 launch, there’s plenty of time for the price and release date to leak. It’s a dance we’re all familiar with. These key details leak ahead of each Samsung flagship launch.
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