Samsung announced the Galaxy S23 back in February, which means we’re halfway to seeing its successor, the Galaxy S24. As for the Galaxy S24 Ultra model, there have been a few leaks suggesting that it will sport a titanium frame. The same reliable source is updating that Samsung may still keep the weight of the Galaxy S23 Ultra (review) despite its new and heavier material.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra comes with Samsung’s Armor Aluminum chassis, which is lighter and cheaper than other materials usually found on smartphones. The only downside to this is that they are more easily dented or warped from accidental bumps and drops compared to stainless steel and titanium.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra made of titanium
According to professional leaker Ice Universe, Samsung is going to replace the aluminum frame on the Galaxy S24 Ultra with a titanium (alloy) construction. The first thing to expect with the new material is that considering the dense nature of the material, the device will be heavier. However, a new post from the same label reveals that the upcoming Ultra is even lighter than the previous iteration at 233 grams (up from 234g).
How the South Koreans managed to trim the overall weight of the Galaxy S24 Ultra remains to be seen. But it’s safe to assume that there will be significant mass reductions in other hardware components, such as internal components, to counter the extra weight that titanium brings.
Flagship can also use the new stacked battery, which is said to offer a higher cell density similar to or less than a standard lithium battery pack. In addition, it was recently reported that Samsung will use the next generation OLED panel on the Galaxy S24 trio, which will be thinner and lighter than the current display.
Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra isn’t the only flagship smartphone to switch to titanium. Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and the cheaper iPhone 15 Pro Max are also expected to sport a titanium case for the first time. But it is not yet proven that these devices are getting heavier.
Outside of the titanium frame, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is rumored to feature a 50MP telephoto camera while retaining its 200MP sensor for a year or so. Finally, it is said to feature a larger RAM configuration for the base and top-end variant.
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