Although Samsung's Galaxy S23 was just launched in February, we are already seeing details about its successor, the Galaxy S24, leak. The latest leak hinted at upgraded displays from Samsung for the two vanilla models, offering LTPO panels that are found in the Ultra range.
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LTPO or low-temperature poly crystalline oxide is a display technology that provides a wider range of refresh rate values and better efficiency. This is mostly found on high-end and flagship smartphones like the OnePlus 11 (review) and the Apple iPhone 14 Pro. As for Samsung, they are only utilize the panel on its Galaxy S23 Ultra and previous Ultra models, leaving the vanilla Galaxy S23 duo with the dated screen type.
This could change on next year's Samsung flagship Android phones. According to notable leaker, IceUniverse, the South Koreans will finally switch to LTPO AMOLED panels for the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+.
What are the benefits of LTPO screens on the Samsung Galaxy S24?
The new component will most likely add a wider refresh rate range in addition to the static 60 Hz and 120 Hz which are presently available on two models. We might even see an adaptive display mode on the pair to support rates as low as 1 Hz or something similar as with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Subsequently, having a more dynamic refresh rate could also improve the battery life of these devices.
Furthermore, the account stated that the Galaxy S24 (Plus) will take advantage of thinner bezels on the panels. However, it was not specified whether the change will be notably visible as compared to the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro (Max) which is rumored to sport slimmer bezels (up to 32%), measuring a mere 1.5 mm on each side.
Beyond the displays, the Galaxy S24+ was spotted in a certification with a larger battery capacity of 4,900 mAh, which is a modest jump from the 4,700 mAh in the Galaxy S23 Plus our colleague Camila reviewed. What's unknown is whether the smaller Galaxy S24 will also benefit from a larger capacity battery.
Titanium frame on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
In a separate tweet, the leaker forecasted that the more premium Galaxy S24 Ultra could debut on a titanium frame and ditch the aluminum build of the current line. The new material is touted to be stronger, but also heavier than aluminum. Apple is also expected to enlist a titanium chassis on the Apple iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max this year.
Based on Samsung's normal release calendar, the Galaxy S24 trio could be officially unveiled as early as January 2024. The range will run on One UI 6 which is based on Android 14 and be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, although there are current reports of the firm offering an Exynos 2400 variant in some regions.
With these Galaxy S24 specifications, do you think it is worth waiting for? Which other features do you look forward to the most? Tell us in the comments.