Galaxy S24 leaks present Samsung’s standard love for the iPhone

The Galaxy S24 render. This sure does look familiar.

Enlarge / The Galaxy S24 render. This positive does look acquainted. (credit score: OnLeaks×SmartPrix)

It is Galaxy S24 leak season! The telephone, which will not be out till early 2024, is already being detailed by OnLeaks and SmartPrix. The 2 have dueling posts for the S24 Extremely and one other for the cheaper S24 and S24 Plus. As standard, these are CAD-derived renders which can be normally handed round to accent makers, so whereas all of the essential bits are in the precise spot right down to the millimeter, do not learn an excessive amount of into the unconfirmed finer particulars.

First up are the cheaper Plus and base fashions, which share a design. The very first thing you may discover this yr is a change from rounded color-matched sides to a flat metallic band that wraps across the perimeter. The brand new flat band makes the S24 awfully near an iPhone design, with solely the digital camera block and lack of a dynamic island because the differentiators. Would you imagine Samsung has additionally found an affection for titanium and upgraded the telephones with slimmer bezels? I swear I’ve heard all this earlier than someplace not too long ago.

The titanium band has an enormous oval cutout on the precise facet of the telephone, and that is reportedly for a UWB (ultra-wideband) antenna. Beforehand, this was reserved for the Extremely and Plus fashions, however now even the bottom mannequin is getting it. Samsung, and seemingly everybody else within the Android ecosystem, is engaged on developing with Bluetooth tracker rivals to the AirTag, and UWB’s directional location options might be a core a part of that. UWB is just not on many Android telephones, although, so that is progress.

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