Something about the design of the Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24+ is set to change, according to a new tip from the usually reliable tipster Ice Universe. Samsung will likely flatten out the side bezel, making it more in line with the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5. The Samsung Galaxy S23 and the Galaxy S23+ currently have a flat back but a slightly curved middle frame. That should change soon.
The decision may be influenced by external factors, as design trends in recent years have been towards flat designs and sharp edges. Or Samsung thinks the design offers ergonomic benefits for the Galaxy S24.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, on the other hand, is not mentioned by Ice Universe. However, the Galaxy S23 Ultra also had a different design to the S23 and S23+, just like other Galaxy S models before it. Typically, Samsung changes the Ultra design slightly to accommodate the extra cameras and the S Pen.
Samsung is working on 1 inch sensors with 50, 200, 320 and 440 megapixels
More could change with these cameras than the rumor mill has suggested so far. According to tipster Revegnus, there will be a new 50 megapixel GN6 sensor with 1 inch and 1.6 µm pixels. The chip should be in direct competition with the 1-inch IMX989 chip from Sony. The IMX989 takes photos in the Xiaomi 13 series, among others. However, it is rumored that the 50 megapixel sensor from Samsung is too expensive for the Koreans’ own products. And will therefore end up in the products of other manufacturers.
Also, the new chips will come too late for the Samsung Galaxy S24 series. Additionally, the 440-megapixel HU1 sensor may not even be intended for smartphones. He could end up in the automotive or industrial sectors. According to the tip, the 320 megapixel chip would also be conceivable in a smartphone, but at the earliest in the Samsung Galaxy S26 Ultra.
Finally, the 200-megapixel HP7 sensor was originally planned as an addition to the Galaxy S25 Ultra. It has slightly larger pixels and better image quality compared to the existing 200-megapixel HP2 chip in the S23 Ultra. However, even the HP7 is too expensive to manufacture for Samsung to consider for its own smartphones.