- The main topic is the leaked details of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra ahead of its launch.
- Key points include the device having an improved and bigger 50MP telephoto sensor, being powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 or Exynos 2400 depending on the region, and featuring a 5x zoom button on the camera app.
- Other details mentioned include the weight of the device, an upgraded screen, and the presence of four main cameras and a 12MP selfie shooter.
The main topic is the camera improvements brought by the August 2023 patch for the Samsung Galaxy S23 series.
1. The update introduces a new 2x zoom option for photos and videos, providing optical lens-level image quality.
2. The zoom quality has been optimized for the Galaxy S23 devices, resulting in cleaner and better-quality pictures when zoomed in.
3. The update also includes improvements such as optimized file sizes for motion photos and reduced peripheral image blur when shooting close-up subjects.
Samsung is rolling out the September 2023 security patch for the Galaxy S22 series in Europe, with no added One UI features but a promise of the One UI 6.0 upgrade later in the year.
Samsung is offering enhanced trade-in deals and free storage upgrades on the Galaxy S23 series and Z Fold 5 for a limited time.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, an affordable flagship phone, has been leaked in real images during its certification process, revealing its design and specifications including a 6.3-inch display, octa-core processor, up to 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, 4,370mAh battery, and 5G support, with an expected release in India and a price tag of NR 54,999 (~$663).
TechRadar readers have exclusive early access to the Samsung Discover event, including a great deal on the Galaxy S23 Ultra with an enhanced trade-in rebate of up to $880 and a free 512GB memory upgrade, offering a total saving of up to $980.
Samsung is rumored to release a smart ring alongside the Galaxy S24 series in 2024, with the wearable potentially stealing the spotlight from the flagship phones and offering health and fitness tracking functions.
Samsung is set to release its latest One UI 6 update based on Android 14, with eligible devices including the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Fold series, Galaxy Z Flip series, Galaxy A series, Galaxy M series, Galaxy F series, Galaxy Tab S9 series, and the Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro.
The upcoming Galaxy S24 series will have three battery suppliers, including Samsung SDI Vietnam, Ningde Amperex Technology Limited, and ELENTEC India, with the Galaxy S24+ confirmed to have the same battery supplied by all three.
Samsung has released the third One UI 6.0 beta update for the Galaxy S23 series in the USA and India, featuring bug fixes and new video player features.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 series has received its 3C certification, indicating support for fast charging and 5G connectivity, with possible variations in chipsets, while the Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to feature a 200MP primary camera and an improved display brightness.
The leaked marketing render of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE reveals that the phone will be available in Pearl White, Black Graphite, Purple Lavender, and Olive colors, with a potential launch in September.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE has been shown in a leaked render, confirming its existence and design similarity to the Galaxy S23, with rumors suggesting it will feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip but slow wireless charging.
Samsung has recently registered the brand name "Galaxy S25" for its 2025 smartphone lineup, suggesting that the company is planning for the future despite the upcoming release of the Galaxy S24 next year.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Fan Edition, with a design inspired by the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy A54 5G, is expected to have a compact body, a centered hole punch display, and three cameras on the back, offering improved camera capabilities compared to its predecessor. It is anticipated to run on Android 13 and receive long-term software support. The release date and pricing details are yet to be confirmed.
The upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra by Samsung is expected to feature a titanium build, following Apple's decision with the iPhone 15 Pro, potentially influencing other manufacturers to follow suit.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 and iPhone 15 are similarly priced and offer comparable storage options, making the decision between the two difficult, but the Samsung Galaxy S23 has a superior AMOLED display with a faster refresh rate and outperforms the iPhone 15 in graphics testing, while the camera capabilities and battery life are also quite similar between the two devices.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra may feature a 50MP 5x optical zoom camera instead of the previous 10x optical zoom camera, according to a rumor, potentially downgrading the zoom capability of Samsung's flagship smartphone.
Samsung is expanding its Android 14 beta program to include the Galaxy S22 lineup, offering new features such as a revamped Quick Settings panel and improvements to the Camera app, with the beta currently available in South Korea and expected to expand to other countries soon.
Samsung has started rolling out the Android 14-based One UI 6 beta to the Samsung Galaxy S21 series in South Korea, indicating that an update is on its way for international markets as well.
Samsung's upcoming budget phone, the Galaxy A15, will feature a flat frame design that may also be used in the 2024 Galaxy S24 lineup, according to leaked renders.
Samsung has released two new versions of its smartphones, the Galaxy S23 Tactical Edition and Galaxy XCover6 Pro Tactical Edition, specifically designed for military, first responders, and certain physical jobs, featuring enhanced security measures and rugged capabilities.
Samsung has leaked its own latest "Fan Edition" product lineup, including the Galaxy Buds FE earbuds, Galaxy S23 FE smartphone, and Galaxy Tab S9 FE tablet, revealing features such as improved bass in the earbuds and a design similar to the S23 lineup in the smartphone, with a possible release or announcement date of October 4th.
Samsung is set to release the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ tablets, which are more affordable versions of their flagship Galaxy Tab S9 series, featuring Exynos 1380 octa-core chipset, metal casing, and prices starting at 529 euro and 699 euro respectively.