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Samsung, the renowned South Korean tech giant has introduced a smartphone series globally at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event 2024 in San Jose, California.Samsung unveiled three phones, the Galaxy S24 Ultra, Galaxy S24 Plus, and the Galaxy S24.According to The Verge, Samsung’s new AI-infused features are now available, and the most essential thing to know about Samsung’s new S24 series is that they are the same whether you choose the USD 799.99 Galaxy S24, the USD 999.99 Galaxy S24 Plus, or the USD 1,299.99 Galaxy S24 Ultra.In the United States, all phones have Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processors, therefore the performance of on-device AI functions should be similar.Samsung also promises seven generations of OS upgrades and seven years of security updates for all three phones, which matches Google’s remarkable support period for its Pixel 8 lineup.One of the Ultra’s most striking new features is its construction. This year’s model features a titanium frame, similar to Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro, which Samsung claims provides more durability.Unlike Apple, Samsung did not employ the material to make the phone lighter; titanium is heavier than aluminium, but it is more robust, allowing you to use less of it.In this case, Samsung has simply chosen to prioritise endurance. The S24 Ultra weighs almost the same as the S23 Ultra (8.22oz or 232 grams) making it somewhat heavier than the iPhone 15 Pro Max.The other big change up front is the display. The S24 Ultra comes with a 6.8-inch 1440p display, just like the S23 Ultra, but it finally ditches the curved edges inherited from the Note series in favour of a flat screen.There’s still a slight curve to the edge of the device, unlike the straight-edged S24 and S24 Plus, but now there’s much less chance of accidentally running your S Pen over the side of the display.The S24 series includes a number of new picture and video editing tools powered by generative AI, which are represented across the UI by a highly Google Bard-esque star icon. You can circle photo topics to isolate and resize them, reposition them, or completely eliminate them from the frame. You may also modify the horizon level in your shot and have AI fill in the image’s edges instead of cropping.The screens, for example, are both bigger and brighter this year. They now measure 6.2 and 6.7 inches in size (a 0.1-inch improvement in both cases), with peak brightnesses of 2,600 nits (up from 1,750 last year). And the S24 Plus also now boasts a 1440p resolution, up from 1080p, according to Verge.