Samsung Unpacked 2024: Date and Anticipated Features

The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup is poised to mark a significant milestone for the brand, introducing a range of artificial intelligence (AI) features that have stirred both excitement and skepticism among tech enthusiasts.

Scheduled for unveiling next week, the Galaxy S24 series is set to take center stage at Samsung’s inaugural Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, slated for January 17 in San Jose, California (January 18 for Australian viewers). The teaser from Samsung, proclaiming the imminent arrival of “Galaxy AI,” has fueled speculation about the integration of Galaxy AI and Samsung’s proprietary Generative AI, Gauss, into the upcoming phones.

In a notable development, Samsung had earlier confirmed the introduction of AI Live Translate Call to its new smartphones. This feature enables real-time translation of audio and text during phone calls, simplifying communication across language barriers.

Rumors surrounding the S24 line suggest a potential adoption of AI processing techniques to enhance camera capabilities, following in the footsteps of Google’s Pixel series. This could empower users to make sophisticated photo edits effortlessly, akin to professional-level adjustments with just a touch.

The speculation has, however, elicited mixed reactions. Some Reddit users voiced their disapproval, expressing a preference for practical features like an SD card slot or a headphone jack over additional AI functionalities. Yet, others defended the integration, pointing out that current-generation devices already incorporate AI to varying extents.

The era of AI-powered smartphones seems inevitable, given the prevalence of AI in devices like Google’s Pixel 8 and ongoing rumors of Apple’s substantial investments in AI for its iPhone lineup.

Apart from the AI-centric enhancements, leaked images of what appears to be the Galaxy S24 Ultra, as reported by Windows Report, showcase a flattened screen design and a titanium case. This design shift aligns with the trend set by Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro models introduced in September. Color options for the Ultra include Titanium Black, Titanium Gray, Titanium Violet, and Titanium Yellow.

While other specifications suggest a continuity with the S23 line, the S24 Ultra is expected to receive a boost in processing power with the inclusion of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip.

As Samsung has not officially disclosed the lineup for Galaxy Unpacked 2024, speculations and leaks point to the possible launch of the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Ultra. There is also speculation about the introduction of a Samsung Ring, a wearable smart ring resembling devices like the Oura ring. However, its debut at the upcoming event remains uncertain. xz xz xz xz xz xz xz xz

Previous Unpacked events have seen announcements related to earbuds, smartwatches, and tablets, suggesting that further surprises in these categories could be unveiled during the event.

For those eager to witness the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on January 18, 2024, at 5 am AEDT, streaming will be available on the Samsung YouTube channel. Alternatively, interested viewers can register on the Samsung site to receive a $200 eVoucher for Galaxy ecosystem products and accessories within the first 72 hours, with a $100 eVoucher for late registrations. Pre-orders for the Galaxy S24 range are expected to be available immediately after the announcements.