Unless you’ve been on an internet cleanse or stuck in the desert for a week – chances are you can attest to the buzz about the brand new Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and its role in leading the smartphone metamorphose into the AI era, naturally.
Unveiled on the 17th January at the Samsung’s annual Unpacked event, we are excited to announce that orders for the much-anticipated S24 Ultra priced at R32499 are now open and as is customary for Snapcraze.co.za since our inception in 2016, boy are our prices unbeatable – at R5000 cheaper than recommended retail – you may as well skip the January frugality and spoil yourself!
SAVE R5000 on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra at just R27499:
Now available in a premium Titanium frame, colours of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra are Titanium Black, Titanium Gray, Titanium Violet and Titanium Yellow
Popularly used in the military, aerospace, automobile, marine and aircraft industries – Titanium is bulletproof, twice as strong as aluminium used in previous model S23 Ultra and is resistant to corrosion and heat all while being lightweight
Despite the additional features, larger battery and new components under the hood, weight is marginally lighter at (233g compared to its predecessor at 234g)
IP68 dust and water resistance is a standard on a flagship device such as these – so no need to avoid water and dust like the purge – this flagship is the perfect companion to embrace adventure this year!
Beauty and Beast
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has a new Corning Gorilla Armour screen panel, together with 42% slimmer bezels. Here you’ve got a brighter display at 2600 nits, 120Hz refresh rate on a stunning 6.8 inch OLED Screen! Everything you see – including your images taken on the devices itself will benefit from a brighter, clearer display.
Oftentimes we have clients who are a bit confused about which model to choose as they often reference monstrous Megapixels from a cheaper smartphone manufacturer – however there is more to picture quality than Megapixels which we will touch on later, the bigger question is what is the screen display quality of the device with the 500-gazillion MP camera – and what use is it if you’re viewing it on a Sony TV-110-VZ Black and white display from the 70’s? 750 nits just wont cut it my dear, don’t get duped…
Curves Out, Slick In!
The overall shape has graduated from a curvier to a boxier design as Samsung moves away from the curved edge screens to a flatter, more contemporary screen – making those clicks at the edge of the screen much more seamless and responsive compared to its predecessor where your thumb dangles over the edge as you try to “catch” the target with a series of ninja-like finger manoeuvres.
Don’t get me wrong, the curved edges were a beauty – for design, but practically missed the mark – it muffled content on the sides and required razor focus and multiple attempts at times to highlight or select icons on a website! Personally I believe its a design element that should have been scrapped a short while after its appearance on the Note 3 in 2013! On the S24 Ultra, this issue is a thing of the past!
Under the Hood
Powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Chip and 12GB RAM, this is without a doubt the pinnacle of power and speed from all of Samsung’s offering and with power like that – you need to keep it cool so Samsung has added a Vapor chamber twice the size of the S23 Ultra; keeping the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra ‘s temperature down and averting any opportunity for overheating hiccups that powerhouse smartphones are sometimes prone to.
The other life-saving benefit of a larger vapour chamber managing your S24 Ultra’s thermals, is that you get to opt for the larger charging adapters such as the 45W or 65W Super Fast Chargers which will load you up and send you on your way in a Snap!
It Keeps Going!
Now with the largest battery ever on a Samsung device; the S24 Ultra packs an eye-watering 5000 mAh battery so you can watch videos up to 30 hours and listen to music up to 95 hours.
Click Click, take a pic
The Camera set up is as follows: a healthy 200MP Main lens, 12 MP Ultra-Wide, 50MP Telephoto. 5x optical zoom is available; which uses pixel-binning with the help of AI to achieve “10x optical quality” zoom that aids in producing sharper quality zoom alongside the beastly 100x Space Zoom. So now you can bird-watch a majestic raptor from a safe distance or spy out the UFOs lingering at night – when you’re in their destination of choice – America of course…
AI – Legit Intelligence!
Zoom is not the only benefactor of AI, but the entire Samsung Galaxy S24 series champions the full support of machine learning features with tasks like editing photos and creating slow-mode video footage with AI
The addition of the stylus or S-pen, which comes standard with the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra; makes tapping into AI editing by selecting and editing or moving objects magic all in few simple clicks! Revolutionary really.
Recompose, Move, Generate Elements
Beyond simply moving objects in your pictures, you can resize, delete, edit, recompose and if your picture is lacking in detail you can even tap the ‘Generate’ icon which allows AI to fill in missing elements
The Galaxy S24 Ultra can detect reflections and shadows which means no more bloomers-gone-rogue conspicuously venturing into your perfect shots. No need for complex fixes – all you do is click info, an array of suggested edits are displayed and viola – what was a bog-standard photograph is now transformed into a masterpiece fit for a professional or the walls of a very judgemental social media audience. Photoshop who!?
Slo-Mo Edit: Life in full bloom
A Slow-Mo edit of ANY video footage, shot by your Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra or not – can now be transformed into slow-motion by a simple 3-step process: Play video, touch and hold which prompts the device to scan the footage, multiplies the frames per second by 4 and AI creates additional frames in real time on your device for easy access!
Multilingualism: Saving The Embarrassment
Learning a new language is listed as a personal goal of countless earth-dwellers, and yet; how many of us actually get down to it?
Well, what if I told you that you’d have the superpower of multilingualism the moment you unboxed your Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra – no pesky classes necessary? Sounds crazy, but hear me out…
Powered by AI, the new Live-translation feature allows you to activate translation during calls at the touch of a button to recognise your speech and translate it to the language of the person you’re speaking to and in return it translates your responses to the caller on the other side in their own language! Language barriers and Google translate are now a thing of the past! Business and overseas travel arrangements are now a breeze! Just like that, You’re international, papi!
Proofreading, Summarisation & Tone-Correction: AyayAI it’s good!
Written speech can also be kicked up a notch with AI via In-text Translation where AI can now proofread, summarise and even tone-correct your text. Your S24 AI buddy is a truly dependable
With Summarisation you can now direct the device to a website, file or note and it will condense the content into a fundamental bullet points
Tone-correction aids with typos and rephrasing of sentences to translate them into a more graceful, positive tone so you’re never misunderstood. ‘Think before you ink’ is now a team-effort with you and your handy AI buddy! The 24 Ultra is now a filter for those who have #nofilter
You’ve head about Google Image search but for 2024 that just won’t do, S24 AI now brings you ‘Circle-to-search’ – which with the help of Google it now allows you to search by highlighting images AND text which allows Google Lens and traditional keyword search to join forces – drastically decreasing your look up/ research time by narrowing down your intended results
Increased lifespan – 7 years of regular OS & security updates
The biggest commitment ever from a leading Smartphone manufacturer, previous models offered up to 5 years of security and 4 years of OS updates. This is great news for users, as not only will this benefit allow you to keep your S24 Ultra for longer without any deterioration in speed and security but will also retain the value and demand for an S24 resale when you decide to part ways
Get your Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra or S24/ Plus from South Africa’s favourite online Smartphone store – with the fastest delivery lead time nationwide, the best deals and unmatched service, we endeavour to make your upgrade experience a phenomenal one!