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Here’s 7 Reasons Why the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is the flagship AI phone to own for 2024

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra made its global debut a few weeks ago at Galaxy Unpacked 2024 alongside the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ and are the world’s first AI phones with Samsung’s own Galaxy AI services baked in to tackle a number of generative photo and text editing tasks. 

As the top of the line model, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is not only the largest sized, but also  features the most innovative hardware, cutting edge materials along with their new generative Galaxy AI capabilities. After giving it a once over and testing it as well as covering it since its debut, here’s our top 7 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is the flagship AI phone to own for 2024…

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra – Tougher and more Premium Titanium frame

Unlike its smaller siblings, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra uses a tough titanium alloy chassis which is markedly more durable than the Armor Aluminum 2 alloys used in the smaller Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+. Better yet, the phone also uses the latest Corning Gorilla Armor glass to protect the display that is not only their most drop and scratch resistant protective glass yet but is also able to reduce reflections by 75%, making it much easier to see. 

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Naturally, all of Samsung’s flagship phones retain their customary IP68 dust and water resistance rating which enables them to survive in up to 1.5 metres of fresh water for up to 30 minutes which comes in handy seeing Malaysia’s temperamental weather.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra – 7 Years of OS and Security Updates

One of the biggest and most important updates for the Galaxy S24 series is that Samsung will be offering a whopping 7 years of OS and security updates. What this means is that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and by extension its siblings the Galaxy S24 and S24+ will all enjoy updates and security patches all the way to 2031 and will get Android 21 down the line.

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At present, the 7 year OS and security update policy is currently exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S24 series phones only and even last year’s Galaxy S23 series maxes out at 4 years of OS and 5 years of security updates. A security and update policy this long represents fantastic value especially for those who infrequently get a new phone every few years as this means that the Galaxy S24 series will last longer and stay secure across a whole duration of 7 years.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra – Cutting edge hardware and better cooling

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor which is clocked faster than the stock models seen in competing phones and is currently one of the fastest mobile processors available in the market on top of featuring potent capabilities for generative AI to handle its onboard Galaxy AI.

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To enable it to achieve its full potential, the processor is paired with a larger vapour chamber that is 1.9x larger than its predecessor in the Galaxy S23 Ultra for better sustained performance under heavy loads. This is paired with 12GB LPDDR5X RAM which is the most out of the entire Galaxy S24 series along with your choice of 256GB, 512GB or 1TB storage. If you’re looking for power and performance without compromises, this will let you tackle everything from work related tasks to gaming without breaking a sweat..

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra -S Pen stylus

One particular feature unique to the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra that is not available on the smaller Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ is its S Pen stylus that is stored in a storage bay on the base of the phone alongside the USB-C port.

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The S Pen stylus itself not only lets you draw, write and annotate documents, it is also able to act as a remote control for selected apps via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). This comes in especially handy as a shutter release to take selfies so you needn’t have to fiddle around with a timer for the perfect shot.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra – Brighter and tougher display

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has an improved display that is not only brighter but tougher too. This time around, the phone hosts a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Quad HD+ (3,20 x 1,440 pixels) display that is the largest out of the Galaxy S24 series phones and which is also brighter than ever with 2,600 nits peak brightness while also featuring a 1-120Hz adaptive refresh rate that lets it dial the refresh rate down for better power efficiency. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra display

For prolific users of the S Pen, the improved display is flat too which makes writing across its entire surface a much easier affair. That’s not all, the display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Armor glass, the latest and toughest protective glass available which also reduces reflections by 75% that makes it much easier to see especially when under direct sunlight. Add in the aforementioned 2,600 nits peak brightness and you have one of the most luscious, crispest displays available in a phone.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra – Improved rear camera array

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has an improved rear camera array that builds on the proven original quad camera setup seen in the prior Galaxy S23 Ultra. You get a 200MP F/1.7 primary camera along with a 12MP F/2.2 ultra wide angle camera and this time around, uses an improved 50MP F/3.4 telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom rather than the prior model’s 10MP camera which had 10x optical zoom. 

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This 50MP telephoto camera is also paired with an additional 10MP F/2.4 camera with 3x optical zoom to create a unique dual telephoto camera setup that enables the phone to capture crisp shots at 3X, 5X and even 10X with its Adaptive Pixel sensor and ProVisual engine allowing it to capture shots at up to 100X digital zoom. Better yet, the phone is capable of 8K video capture with 5x zoom and has steadier video capture in low light to make it an immensely capable platform indeed.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra – Galaxy AI 

The centrepiece of the new Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra on top of its potent processor, toughened chassis and camera is its new generative Galaxy AI that can help accomplish a number of critical tasks. With Galaxy AI, users are able to enjoy live two-way translations with 13 selectable languages including Japanese and Korean so that both users can communicate seamlessly and translate written messages and even tweak the tone of the message from whimsical to something you’d send to the boss. 

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That’s not all, Galaxy AI is even able to transcribe notes from discussions and format it which comes in handy for work meetings. Galaxy AI is also able to suggest intelligent edits to captured photos and tweak them too and even help correct flaws in an image such as removing odd strangers  in the background from a family photo, digitally expanding the background across the edges and much more.

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Samsung representatives demonstrating Galaxy AI’s call assist mode at the launch of the Galaxy S24 series

There is also a novel Circle to Search with Google that lets you circle anything you see onscreen to look it up online. You can check out our feature on Galaxy AI’s extensive features here.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Malaysia Availability and Price

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is available in Malaysia priced at RM6,299 for the 256GB variant, RM6,799 for the 512GB version and the 1TB version which is exclusive to the Samsung online store is available for RM7,799

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All 7 of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra possible colourways including the 3 online exclusive colours

For the Malaysia market, you get to choose from four colourways – Titanium Gray, Titanium Black, Titanium Violet and Titanium Yellow though the Samsung online store also offers three exclusive colourways which are Titanium Blue, Titanium Green and Titanium Orange. You can check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra here.

From now until February 6th 2024, you can preorder the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and enjoy a free double storage upgrade worth RM500, a free e-voucher worth RM500 as well as additional trade-in rebates worth up to RM650. To preorder the Galaxy S24 Ultra, check out their official page at