Samsung usually launches its flagship S-series lineup in the first quarter of the year. However, months before the launch of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S24 series, leaks have already begun pouring in. Recently, leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy S24 ultra surfaced online that detail display specifications and design elements. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra could feature a flat display. This is a huge departure from the curved display on this year’s Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (review).
Tipster ICE Universe took to microblogging platform X (previously Twitter) to show off a rendered image of the upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra from the South Korean tech giant. The image shows a centre-aligned selfie camera and a seemingly flat display. You can also see the bezels of the upcoming flagship in the leaked image, which look thicker than its predecessor. The post by ICE Universe also revealed certain display specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: Display specifications leaked
As mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is tipped to come with a flat display and thicker bezels. The post also leaked other alleged display specifications, and given the tipster’s track record of sharing accurate specifications of devices before launch, they could very well be true.
Exclusive: Galaxy S24 Ultra about 6.8″ (actual 6.78″) screen, 3120×1440, 19.5:5, peak brightness 2500nit. pic.twitter.com/8I1UtTkyaY
— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) August 28, 2023
The leak says that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will feature a 6.78-inch display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels. The display is expected to have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, the peak brightness levels are expected to go all the way up to 2,500 nits this time around; a notable improvement compared to 1,750 nits on the S23 Ultra. It is possible this is Samsung’s M13 panel that has been rumoured for quite a while now.
Why the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s flat display could be a bad thing
There’s a certain division between tech enthusiasts when it comes to flat vs. curved displays. Users who side with flat displays like the fact that they reject accidental touches better while curved display lovers opine that they are more comfortable to hold. Another point in favour of curved displays is that the bezels often end up looking narrower since the screen tends to spill over the edge, giving them a more premium look.
In the render of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, the flat display seems to have noticeably thicker bezels than its predecessor. And if leaked renders of competitors such as the iPhone 15 Ultra and Xiaomi 14 are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra looks the most dated with the thickest bezels. So, the company could lose out to these competitors when it comes to design and aesthetics.