It’s possible that Samsung’s premium flagship, the Galaxy S24 Ultra, will have a material change in the first half of 2024. This version, according to a clever teaser shared by a tipster, will reportedly switch to titanium and boast more upgrades than the cheaper models.
Ice Universe hints on X (Formerly Twitter) by revealing element number 22 from the periodic table. That number led us to titanium, and a response to a user in the thread suggests that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will be available only with a new chassis. For the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, it has been speculated that Apple will once again use the same material, this time Grade 5 titanium.
Problem with Titanium
It is not unexpected to hear more firms, like Xiaomi, OnePlus, and others, making the switch to titanium in the future. For years, phone manufacturers have stayed with aluminum or stainless steel for their most premium devices. If titanium is so much better than aluminum for making cellphones, then why haven’t manufacturers switched to it already?
The reason is that it’s too pricey, which means that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will be the only phone in the family to sport this design. Samsung’s sales could be hurt if the company decides to increase the pricing of the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus in order to provide the same features to those devices. Since the Korean giant’s smartphone shipments have decreased every quarter for the past year, it likely needs fresh ways to attract customers’ attention.
Samsung will certainly consider all of its options before making a final decision, but the tipster did not say whether or not using titanium for the Galaxy S24 Ultra would require the company to increase the price of its flagship next year. Samsung has likely already tested multiple prototypes made of titanium, but commercial models may use an aluminum frame if the company is unhappy with the results.
Source: Ice Universe