Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: Leaked engineering prototype photos confirm flat display and redesigned frame
Samsung remains a way off from releasing the Galaxy S24 series. Nonetheless, purported hands-on photos of a Galaxy S23 Ultra (curr. US$899.99 on Amazon) successor have already surfaced on Twitter, embedded below. For disclosure, these images originate from a comparatively unknown Twitter account. However, renowned leaker @UniverseIce informed their followers 'it has been confirmed that this is the real Galaxy S24 Ultra'.
Unfortunately, @UniverseIce has not disclosed how they have received such a confirmation. While their reputation precedes them at this point, at least when it comes to Samsung-related leaks, there are still many reasons to be sceptical about these pre-leaks of this kind. Given the attempt to blur a large serial number, it would appear that the Galaxy S24 Ultra pictured is an engineering prototype rather than a retail unit. Still, the prototype should be reflective of Samsung's final design, which has a boxier look than the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Specifically, the Galaxy S24 Ultra appears to have a flatter frame than its predecessor, within which also sits a new display. Although it is unclear if Samsung is using a new panel, the altered frame wraps around the display to remove the curvature that existed on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Predictably, Samsung has retained its signature 'Ultra' camera design with four lenses. Currently, the company is rumoured to informed South Korean media of plans to unveil its next flagships on January 17 in San Jose, likely alongside the Galaxy Book4 series.