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Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra pre-order deals and feature list: Magic Editor clone but no satellite SOS

Lots of new info on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series leak ahead of the last weekend in 2023. (Images via @MysteryLupin, edited)
Lots of new info on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series leak ahead of the last weekend in 2023. (Images via @MysteryLupin, edited)
(Update: Walmart-Leak) So many new tidbits of information about Samsung's upcoming camera flagships were leaked just in the last few hours. In addition to the first hints about pre-order bonuses and very fresh images directly from Samsung, we also have a leaked feature list for you. However, a satellite SOS function similar to Apple iPhones is once again quite unlikely according to an article from South Korea.

The last weekend of the year has arrived and we have a long list of new leaks for Samsung fans. The images above - temporarily uploaded by the X-user with the Ex-Twitter handle @MysterLupin show us - once again - how the successors of Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra (available here on Amazon) will look like. The main new feature in these official renders is the model stamp, which was still missing in the recently leaked press images in all colors. German leaker Roland Quandt, on the other hand, shows us the tagline Samsung plans to use to advertise its Galaxy S24 series in 2024:

Feature list provides clues to new functions

The aforementioned leaker with a penchant for French master thieves also left us with a screenshot of a feature list for Galaxy S24 Ultra and Galaxy S24+, which provides some interesting details, although nothing that previous leaks had not already hinted at. Meanwhile it is also know, where this leak is coming from. Walmart has a bunch of Galaxy S24 product pages only already, for instance here.

According to this, Samsung will promote the new "epic Galaxy S24 Ultra" with a Nightography Zoom function, which should deliver better zoom shots in low light based on the new 50 megapixel telephoto with 5x optical zoom. It remains to be seen why this feature is also listed for the Galaxy S24+ although the camera will be identical to the one in the Galaxy S23+. Samsung may have further improved the quality of their AI algorithms.

Both Galaxy S24 models will also benefit from many other AI functions, such as Live Translate, i.e. translations in real time, and "Generative Edit", basically a clone of the Magic Editor for Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro users. However, as with the latter, cloud access is required, so AI-supported editing of photos directly on device does not seem to work with Samsung phones either. Also mentioned are references to the brighter and, in the case of the Galaxy S24 Ultra, flatter displays; photos can now apparently also be shared in higher resolution.


From South Korea: No satellite emergency call but pre-order deals

Speaking of new features in the Galaxy S24 generation - one that was already being discussed for the predecessors seems to be missing again in 2024. The planned satellite SOS functions, similar to Apple's iPhones appear to have been canceled again by Samsung last minute. At least that is what the South Korean news magazine ETNews hinted at recently. It is possible that this is linked to the scrapped satellite plans from its partner Qualcomm, which is a shame because not only Apple but also many Chinese phones are increasingly offering a connection to satellites, at least for SOS messaging.

However, there has also been more encouraging news from South Korea recently. According to initial information from the famously informative Naver forum Samsung is once again planning to double the storage capacity of the Galaxy S24 series free of charge during the pre-order phase. Discounts for the additional purchase of a Galaxy Watch or the Galaxy Buds FE will also be offered apparently. Of course, these pre-order deals mentioned here only apply to the Korean market for the time being, but they may be similar in Europe, the US and other areas.

Update 13.00: Added references to the Walmart leaks in text above.

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Alexander Fagot, 2023-12-30 (Update: 2023-12-30)