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Samsung Galaxy S24: Every detail Australians need to know

Samsung's latest line of premium smartphones are all about AI and they're coming in February.

Fergus Halliday
Feb 07, 2024
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Samsung has already pulled back the curtain on its 2024 suite of premium Galaxy smartphones. The lineup looks fairly familiar on the outside with three separate models once again; the Galaxy S24, the Galaxy S24 Plus and the Galaxy S24 Ultra.

Being a technology company in the year 2024, Samsung's biggest talking points revolve squarely around Galaxy AI, the Google Gemini-powered assistant inside each new handset. Here's everything you need to know about the new Samsung smartphones. 

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Go deeper with the Samsung Galaxy S24

Quick look: What's new in the Samsung Galaxy S24 series?

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  • Galaxy AI: Live translation and Interpreter skills, Circle to Search and AI-powered camera features in all models
  • Faster processors: Exynos 2400 on S24 and S24 Plus, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on S24 Ultra
  • Larger screens: All three devices are 0.1-inches larger
  • Tougher screen: Gorilla Glass Armour on the S24 Ultra
  • Titanium frame: Only on the Galaxy S24 Ultra
  • Higher price: Each model is more expensive than last year

First things first, there are only a few hardware upgrades to the S24 family, as has become an annual custom for Samsung. The S24 Ultra has a few nice-to-haves, like a tough Gorilla Glass Armour screen and a Titanium frame (the S24 and S24 Plus are stuck with Aluminium,) and all three handsets get a nifty processor upgrade, but that's about the extent of it. 

Where Samsung spent the most time in its announcement of the Galaxy S24 was talking up its take on the sort of AI trickery Google has been using in its Pixel phones. Galaxy AI isn't just one thing, it's woven throughout the entire Galaxy S24 experience, across all three devices. It touches photography, search features, translation and more. 

Lastly, the big question you've probably been waiting for: How much will Samsung's little AI dalliance cost? More than last year. This year, the Galaxy S24 starts at $1,399, the Galaxy S24 Plus at $1,699 and the Galaxy S24 Ultra at $2,199.

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What we think so far
Samsung is looking to emphasize the security implications of its AI features running on-device rather than through the cloud, but the real treat here is the speed boost that this in-house approach brings with it. The most noticeable instance of this is the real-time voice translation, which allows for two-way translation across thirteen different languages. You can even mute your voice and allow the voice synthesizer to speak entirely on your behalf. Samsung’s Galaxy AI might not be able to help you learn French quite yet, but it’s able to offer the next best thing.

Price: How much does the Galaxy S24 cost?

This year, every Samsung Galaxy model in the S24 family has a higher starting price but it's not necessarily more expensive in most cases. The Galaxy S23 128GB model sold for $1,349 at launch while the Galaxy S24 begins at $1,399 for the 256GB model. Samsung isn't offering a 128GB model this year and instead has made the 256GB a little cheaper as the new entry point to the product line (the 256GB S23 was $1,449 at launch.)

Here's a complete breakdown of pricing for the Galaxy S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra in Australia. 

ModelPriceMore info
Samsung Galaxy S24 256GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 512GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus 256GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus 512GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 256GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 512GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 1TB

When does the Galaxy S24 release in Australia?

The Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus and Galaxy S24 Ultra are available now.
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 announced:
    18 January 2024
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 pre-orders begin:
    18 January 2024
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 goes on sale:
    7 February 2024

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S24 went live during the Unpacked event on the 18th of January 2024, where the new handsets were announced.

All three phones are available for purchase in Australia now.

Samsung Galaxy S24

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Galaxy S24 key specs

  • Release date: 7 February 2024
  • Display: 6.2-inch AMOLED 2X
  • 120Hz refresh rate: Yes
  • Charging: 4000mAh battery
  • Processor: Exynos 2400
  • Storage: 256GB or 512GB
  • Rear camera: 50MP wide + 12MP telephoto + 12MP ultrawide
  • Front camera: 12MP selfie
  • Water and dust resistance: IP68
  • Colours: Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Onyx Black, Marble Grey

The Galaxy S24 might be the cheapest option in the lineup, but there's still plenty to be excited about here. You're getting an upgraded Exynos 2400 processor, a triple-lens rear camera and access to all the new AI-powered features that set this year's Galaxy devices apart from their predecessors. As with last year's Galaxy S23, it's also the best option for those who prefer smaller screens rather than larger ones.

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What we think so far
"It'd be easy to write off the Galaxy S24 as an old phone with a few new tricks, but AI-powered software features add complicated and compelling possibilities to a robust rendition of a familiar formula."
The Samsung Galaxy S24 256GB and 512GB handsets are available from Tesltra, Optus and Vodafone on 36 or 24-month plans.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus

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Galaxy S24 Plus key specs

  • Release date: 7 February 2024
  • Display: 6.7-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED 2X
  • 120Hz refresh rate: Yes
  • Charging: 4900mAh battery
  • Processor: Exynos 2400
  • Storage: 256GB or 512GB
  • Rear camera: 50MP wide + 12MP telephoto + 12MP ultrawide
  • Front camera: 12MP selfie
  • Water and dust resistance: IP68
  • Colours: Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Onyx Black, Marble Grey

Like last year's Galaxy S23 Plus, the Galaxy S24 Plus essentially offers the standard S24 experience with a bigger, bolder 6.7-inch AMOLED display with Quad HD+ resolution, slightly more RAM and a bigger battery. Otherwise, the Galaxy S24 Plus is a dead ringer for the Galaxy S24. Same processor, same camera system, same refresh rate and same aluminium frame. 

The Galaxy S24 Plus is going to be a great choice for those who don't want to blow their budget on the Galaxy S24 Ultra or feel a little constrained by the smaller size of the standard Galaxy S24.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus is available on a plan through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone on both 36 and 24-month payment plans.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

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Galaxy S24 Ultra specs

  • Release date: 7 February 2024
  • Display: 6.8-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED 2X
  • 120Hz refresh rate: Yes
  • Charging: 5000mAh battery
  • Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  • Storage: 256GB, 512GB or 1TB
  • Rear camera: 200MP + 12MP + 10MP + 50MP
  • Front camera: 12MP selfie
  • Water and dust resistance: IP68
  • Colours: Titanium Black, Titanium Grey, Titanium Yellow, Titanium Violet
  • Price: From $2,199
  • Included S-Pen

As with recent generations, the S24 Ultra is the premium handset this year, taking over from the Galaxy Note as the biggest phone in the range with S-Pen support. 

It's got a slightly bigger screen this year, rocking a 6.8-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display, an upgraded Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor and huge camera array on the rear with five sensors, including a periscope lens that's exclusive to the Ultra. This year, Ultra users also get a sturdier smartphone, with the all-new Gorilla Glass Armour display and a Titanium build. 

It ain't cheap, but if you're after the Samsung Galaxy S24 device that has it all then this is likely the one to go with.

The Galaxy S24 Ultra is available from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone on a 36 or 24-month payment plan.
Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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