Galaxy S24 Ultra & Galaxy S23 Ultra compared side-by-side

Samsung is making several notable design changes to its Ultra flagship next year. The Galaxy S24 Ultra will be shorter and wider than its predecessor. It also switches to a flat display, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a curved screen. The display bezels have shrunk, with the company making the bezels symmetric. The punch hole for the selfie camera has gotten smaller too. A tipster has now visualized these changes in a side-by-side comparison of the two phones.

Galaxy S24 Ultra design changes pictured

According to leaks, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will have a dimension of 162.3 x 79 x 8.6mm. The Galaxy S23 Ultra measures 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9mm. Based on this data, the 2024 model will be slightly shorter, wider, and thinner. It may not look like a big difference on paper but the changes are apparent when you keep the two models next to each other. The concept image below, shared by Ice Universe, visualizes this change (S23 Ultra on the left, S24 Ultra on the right).

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Image Credit: Ice Universe

In the picture, you might have noticed that the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s frame and bezels are wider. However, that isn’t the case. It appears so because the screen is no longer curved. Samsung has made the bezels symmetric by shrinking the chin, which is thicker in the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The cutout for the selfie camera has dropped down a little and gotten smaller in size. Despite all of these design changes, the screen size remains at 6.8 inches on the Galaxy S24 Ultra.

There aren’t any major changes on the back, though. With a shorter and wider build, the rear cameras have moved a little. However, the layout remains unchanged. We have three big camera rings aligned vertically in one column, with the laser autofocus sensor, LED flash, and a fourth camera in an adjacent volume. The power and volume buttons have come down a little too. This should make for an easier one-handed reach.

Samsung is removing the 10x optical zoom camera

The Galaxy S24 Ultra’s rear camera setup may look unchanged on the outside, but rumors have it that the phone will lack a 10x optical zoom camera. Samsung is replacing it with a 5x lens, which is reportedly a 50MP sensor. The rest of the camera setup remains the same. The main shooter is still a 200MP unit, though it may be an improved sensor. The Galaxy S24 series is expected to arrive in January 2024, so we should see more leaks in the coming weeks.