Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 series phones are set to be announced in less than two months, and many features of the new devices have already been leaked to the public. One notable rumor that has been circulating is the claim that Samsung will finally be upgrading the RAM on its high-end devices. However, a new rumor has surfaced that shoots down those claims.
According to a tweet from tipster Ice Universe, the base model of the Galaxy S24 will come equipped with just 8GB of RAM, with no option to upgrade memory with pricier variants. The Galaxy S24+ will have a variant with 12GB of RAM, but its entry-level version will also use 8GB of RAM. The Galaxy S24 Ultra will still come with 8GB of RAM in the entry-level model and 12GB of RAM in the higher-specced model.
If this information is indeed correct, it does not bode well for Samsung from an optics perspective. Consumers may not be pleased with the company cutting costs and not offering more RAM in its flagship smartphone lineup for four years in a row. This becomes especially glaring at a time when these devices are expected to offer on-device AI, which demands more memory. It also looks unfavorably when compared to rival smartphones from competing Android brands that offer 16GB or even up to 24GB of RAM on some models.
In addition to the RAM specifications, some other details about the Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra have also been leaked. It is expected that the Galaxy S24 and S24+ will feature the Exynos 2400 processor, while the Galaxy S24 Ultra will have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 For Galaxy processor. All three phones are expected to feature 12MP selfie cameras and 12MP ultrawide cameras.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra will have a 200MP primary camera, a 10MP telephoto camera, and a 50MP telephoto camera. The Galaxy S24 and the Galaxy S24+ will have a 50MP primary camera and a 10MP telephoto camera. The Galaxy S24 Ultra will also come with an S Pen, a 5,000mAh battery, and 45W fast charging, while the Galaxy S24 and S24+ will have 4,000mAh and 4,900mAh batteries respectively, with varying charging capabilities.
All phones are expected to have stereo speakers, 5G capability, GPS, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.
As anticipation for the release of the Galaxy S24 series builds, it’s clear that Samsung has some tough decisions to make in order to meet consumer expectations and stand out among its competitors in the ultra-competitive smartphone market.