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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra lighter despite the titanium frame

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will have a titanium frame, just like the iPhone 15 Pro models, and the Galaxy S23 will have 2x digital zoom.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, presented a few months ago, has an Armor aluminum frame. This is a robust and high-quality solution, but as usual, manufacturers have to reinvent the wheel every year with their new models. Therefore, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, just like the iPhone 15 Pro models, should get a titanium frame next year. However, since titanium, like aluminum, is extremely light, the upcoming Samsung flagship will apparently hardly be any heavier.

At least that’s what the reliable tipster Ice Universe claims. According to the tip, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will weigh 233g, making it 1g lighter than the Galaxy S23 Ultra. At the same time, titanium is significantly denser and harder than aluminum and would promise significantly better protection for the Samsung smartphone.

According to previous rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will have an improved display and a new 50 megapixel 3x telephoto camera. It replaces the old 10 megapixel 3x telephoto camera of the S23 Ultra. Apparently nothing will change with the 200 megapixel main camera. The 10 megapixel 10x periscope camera and the 12 megapixel selfie camera seem to remain untouched, too.

Samsung Galaxy S23 series gets optimized 2x zoom

That being said, Samsung just released a new update of its Camera Assistant app for the Galaxy S23 series. The update brings an overhauled 2x digital zoom to the default camera app. The function is available from version 1.1.03.1, which can be downloaded from Samsung’s own Galaxy Store.

Samsung describes the function as Optical Quality Crop Zoom. It works as a sensor-level crop of the main camera and should be on par with the dedicated 3x and 10x telephoto cameras in terms of image quality. In order to use this feature, you must also install the latest Samsung update in addition to the new Camera Assistant versions of the app. That’s a good idea anyway, since it includes the August 2023 security patch.

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