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Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra: Specs, features and prices

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy S24 smartphone range the brand’s annual flagship phone lineup, and the first major device release of 2024. Offering impressive cameras, performance enhancements and a big focus on AI, the series includes three new devices that are sure to be popular with Aussie buyers.

The launch is also well-timed, coinciding with Samsung winning Canstar Blue’s 2024 award for Most Satisfied Customers Smartphones. Read on for all the details on the new Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra, including pricing, availability, features and specifications.

Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra in purple.
Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra. Image: Canstar Blue

When is the Samsung Galaxy S24 release date?

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S24 series begin January 18, with phones shipping out and hitting stores on February 7

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How much does the Samsung Galaxy S24 cost?

Outright prices are below.

Samsung Galaxy S24

  • Samsung Galaxy S24 256GB: $1,399 AUD
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 512GB: $1,599 AUD

Samsung Galaxy S24+

  • Samsung Galaxy S24+ 256GB: $1,699 AUD
  • Samsung Galaxy S24+ 512GB: $1,899 AUD

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

  • Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 256GB: $2,199 AUD
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 512GB: $2,399 AUD
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 1TB: $2,799 AUD

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Phone Features Storage Size Price
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Samsung Galaxy S24 256GB Violet

  • 6.2-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
  • Rear cameras: 50MP wide + 12MP ultra-wide + 10MP telephoto
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • Exynos 2400 processor
  • Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet and Amber Yellow colours
256GB $1,399 Shop now
Buy Samsung Galaxy S24+

Samsung Galaxy S24+ 5G

  • 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
  • Rear cameras: 50MP wide + 12MP ultra-wide + 10MP telephoto
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • 4,900mAh battery
  • Exynos 2400 processor
  • Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet and Amber Yellow colours
256GB $1,699 Shop now
Buy Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 5G

  • 6.8-inch Edge Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
  • Rear cameras: 200MP wide + 12MP ultra-wide + 50MP telephoto + 10MP telephoto
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor for Galaxy
  • Titanium Grey, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet and Titanium Yellow colours
256GB $2,199 Shop now

Where can I buy the Samsung Galaxy S24?

The Samsung Galaxy S24 range will be available to buy on plans from Optus, Telstra and Vodafone, as well as outright from Samsung online and selected retailers including The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman. 


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Samsung Galaxy S24

Samsung Galaxy S24 in hand.
Samsung Galaxy S24. Image: Canstar Blue

Design and display

Samsung is more or less sticking to its iconic overall design for the Galaxy S series, although has made some small tweaks for its 2024 range. This year, Samsung has slimmed the bezels on the Galaxy S line, giving you slightly more screen size, and the edges of the S24 range are less curved. However, buyers will get the same rear-left vertical camera house you’ll see on the S23.

The base S24 features a 6.2-inch full HD+ display, a minor increase from the 6.1 inches found in previous models. The bright screen comes with adaptive refresh rates from 1-120Hz, so your display will automatically adjust to offer the smoothest experience based on how you’re using your device. Samsung is also promising better outdoor visibility thanks to its Vision Booster tech, and the S24 features a peak brightness of 2,600 nits — that’s brighter than both the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Google Pixel 8 Pro. 

Performance

Samsung is going all-in on performance in 2024, with a gaming and multi-tasking ready Exynos 2400 processor powering the S24 and S24+. While this isn’t as strong as the Snapdragon processor included in the S24 Ultra, the Exynos is built and developed by Samsung, and should offer a fast and responsive experience, especially when combined with the Galaxy’s AI enhancements.

Artificial intelligence is one of the biggest selling points of the S24 range, and Samsung has integrated its own Galaxy AI across each device’s camera system and built-in apps. Some of the most useful applications of Galaxy AI on the S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra include:

  • Live Translate: Real-time, two-way voice and text translations for phone calls within Samsung’s Phone app 
  • Interpreter: Instant translations of live conversations, with a split-screen view so both parties can follow along, even without an internet connection
  • Chat Assist: Suggestions for context-appropriate communication, from emails to social media posts
  • Note Assist and Transcript Assist: AI-generated summaries, transcriptions and translations of articles, notes and recordings
  • Circle to Search: The option to search for details in photos or media by simply long pressing the home button and circling or tapping the object or item you’re interested in, without having to leave the app you’re currently using

Cameras

Samsung’s Galaxy AI works in tandem with the S24’s excellent camera lineup, which includes a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 10-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and a 50-megapixel main camera in back, along with the 12-megapixel front camera.

This is the same camera setup featured on last year’s S23 and S23+, but the leap forward in software and AI will open up to new possibilities for buyers: faster and clearer video and photo processing, a better low-light performance, and automatic editing suggestions to help you get the most from your images. 

Battery and extras

Of course, these features won’t get you far without a capable battery, and the standard S24 has been given a slight upgrade over last year’s S23. The phone comes with a battery capacity of 4,000mAh (up from 3,900mAh in 2023), and is compatible with 25W wired and 15W wireless charging. 

All of the S24 range runs on Android 14, with Samsung’s own One U1 6.1 interface. Users have a variety of personalisation options, including using Samsung’s Galaxy Modes to set and follow daily routines for work, sleep, exercises and more. If privacy is a concern, the Galaxy S24 series is again protected by Samsung’s Knox platform, which offers end-to-end security and data encryption.

Rounding up the S24’s key features, you’ll get IP68 water and dust resistance, along with 5G connectivity. The base Galaxy S24 comes with 8GB of RAM and is available in 256GB and 512GB storage sizes. Available colours include Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet and Amber Yellow, with the Samsung store also offering Sapphire Blue, Jade Green and Sandstone Orange.

Samsung Galaxy S24: quick specs

  • 6.2-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen
  • 12MP front camera
  • Triple camera setup in rear (50MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, 10MP telephoto)
  • In-screen ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor and facial recognition
  • Android 14 operating system with One UI 6.1
  • 4,000mAh battery, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, PowerShare
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Exynos 2400 processor
  • 5G connectivity
  • 256GB and 512GB storage sizes 
  • Available in Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet and Amber Yellow

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Samsung Galaxy S24 plans

The following table shows selected published 24-month plans for the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S24 on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our tool for mobile phone plan comparison to see a wider range of plans from other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Samsung Galaxy S24+ plans

The following table shows selected published 24-month plans for the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S24+ on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our tool for mobile phone plan comparison to see a wider range of plans from other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra plans

The following table shows selected published 24-month plans for the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our tool for mobile phone plan comparison to see a wider range of plans from other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.


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Samsung Galaxy S24+

Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra in yellow.
Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra. Image: Canstar Blue

Design and display

If you love the inclusions of the Galaxy S24, but have your eye on a bigger screen and heftier battery, the S24+ has you covered. Opt for the S24+, and you’ll get a big, bright 6.7-inch quad HD+ display, offering vibrant colours, excellent visibility in direct sunlight, and an adaptive 1-120Hz refresh rate. 

Cameras

The S24+ includes the same triple camera system in the back as the standard S24, with a high-resolution 50-megapixel main wide camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 10-megapixel telephoto camera. The S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra come with a wide selection of modes and features, including Portrait, Night Mode, Expert RAW Mode, and Astro Hyperlapse. In front, you’ll find Samsung’s 12-megapixel selfie cam with dual pixel technology, for more accurate results in low light.

Performance

The S24’s photo editing options are enhanced by Galaxy AI, and the S24+ includes all of the innovative AI features listed higher on this page. The device also comes with the same Exynos 2400 chipset as the S24, for an efficient performance across gaming, photography, streaming and more. 

Battery and extras

Along with a larger screen, the Galaxy S24+ features a bigger battery than the standard S24. The device includes a big 4,900mAh battery, and is compatible with 45W wired charging, allowing you to recharge by up to 65% in just 30 minutes. All of this year’s Galaxy phones are also capable of sharing power via Samsung’s Wireless PowerShare.

The Samsung Galaxy S24+ runs Android 14 with One UI, and is 5G-ready. It’s offered with 12GB of RAM and with 256GB or 512GB or storage, and will be released in Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Amber Yellow and Cobalt Violet (with Samsung exclusively offering Sapphire Blue, Jade Green and Sandstone Orange in its online store).

Samsung Galaxy S24+: quick specs

  • 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen
  • 12MP front camera
  • Triple camera setup in rear (50MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, 10MP telephoto)
  • In-screen ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor and facial recognition
  • Android 14 operating system with One UI 6.1
  • 4,900mAh battery, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, PowerShare
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Exynos 2400 processor
  • 5G connectivity
  • 256GB and 512GB storage sizes 
  • Available in Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet and Amber Yellow

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra with yellow flowers
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Image: Canstar Blue

Design and display

If you want a premium phone with serious cameras, a powerhouse processor, and all-day battery, look no further than the Galaxy S24 Ultra. This year’s Ultra is the first Galaxy device to feature a titanium frame, which offers increased strength and durability without adding to the phone’s weight.

The S24 Ultra comes with a 6.8-inch quad HD+ display, with Samsung’s Vision Boost tech, a peak brightness of 2,600 nits, and the same 1-120Hz refresh rate as the S24 and S24+. The Ultra’s screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Armor glass, giving you a little extra insurance against scratches and chips, and the whole device is IP68 certified against water and dust. 

Performance

Unlike the smaller S24 and S24+, the Ultra packs a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, and comes with an increased focus on mobile gaming. The S24 Ultra’s vapour chamber is 1.9 times larger than the chamber in the S23 Ultra, so your device will stay cool even during heavy-duty gaming or multi-tasking. The Ultra also introduces ray tracing to its mobile gaming graphics, delivering much more life-like lighting, reflections and shadows. 

Cameras

Another stand-out Ultra feature is the device’s quad rear camera package, which offers serious zoom and magnification options. The Ultra comes with a big 200-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 50-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 10-megapixel telephoto camera. This system offers optical-quality zoom up to 10x, thanks to Samsung’s Adaptive Pixel Sensor, and enhanced digital zoom up to 100x.

The Galaxy S24 Ultra comes with upgraded night photography, with 60% bigger pixels when compared to the S23 Ultra. You’ll also get cleaner and more stable video capture, with better noise reduction and less blur even at night. The Ultra also includes the new ProVisual Engine, so you’ll get a range of Galaxy AI elements designed to simplify image editing.

Battery and extras

Ultra buyers can enjoy long-lasting battery and fast, wireless recharges, thanks to the phone’s 5,000mAh capacity and 45W charging compatibility. The Ultra also packs in 5G connectivity, Android 14 with One UI 6.1, Samsung Knox security and a host of new Galaxy AI enhancements (such as Live Translate, Chat Assist, and Interpreter). As with previous Ultra handsets, the S24 Ultra is also S-Pen compatible, and comes with Samsung’s signature stylus. 

You’ll be able to buy the Galaxy S24 Ultra in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage sizes, each with 12GB of RAM. Samsung is offering the Ultra in Titanium Grey, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet and Titanium Yellow, as well as Titanium Blue, Titanium Green and Titanium Orange via the Samsung online store.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: quick specs

  • 6.8-inch Edge Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen
  • 12MP front camera
  • Quadruple camera setup in rear (200MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, 50MP telephoto, 10MP telephoto)
  • In-screen ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor and facial recognition
  • Android 14 operating system with One UI 6.1
  • 5,000mAh battery, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, PowerShare
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor for Galaxy
  • 5G connectivity
  • S Pen support
  • 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage
  • Available in Titanium Grey, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet and Titanium Yellow

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra taking photo of purple flowers.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Image: Canstar Blue

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Samsung Galaxy S24 series compared

Samsung Galaxy S24 Samsung Galaxy S24+ Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Price From $1,399 From $1,699 From $2,199
Screen size 6.2-inch FHD+ display 6.7-inch FHD+ display 6.8-inch QHD+ display
Battery 4,000mAh 4,900mAh 5,000mAh
Chipset Exynos 2400 processor Exynos 2400 processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor
Storage 256GB, 512GB 256GB, 512GB 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Rear camera Triple camera setup in rear (50MP, 12MP, 10MP with 3x optical zoom) Triple camera setup in rear (50MP, 12MP, 10MP with 3x optical zoom) Quad camera setup in rear (200MP, 12MP, 10MP with 3x optical zoom , 50MP with 10x optical zoom)
Front camera 12-megapixel 12-megapixel 12-megapixel
Operating system Android 14 Android 14 Android 14
Colours Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet and Amber Yellow Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet and Amber Yellow Titanium Grey, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet and Titanium Yellow
Tara Donnelly
Utilities Editor
Tara Donnelly is an internet and mobile expert - sectors she’s spent a decade covering - and also oversees energy and consumer technology content. She holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra and has shared her expertise on national media including 9 News, 7 News, Sunrise and the ABC.

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