The possible launch of the Galaxy S24 is still months away, but most of its features have been leaked in the past few months. There are also rumors that Samsung will use a titanium alloy frame for the Galaxy S24 Ultra, and it increasingly appears that information is correct. A new report from South Korea has confirmed the presence of a titanium frame on the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
accordingly New report from TheElecThe Galaxy S24 Ultra uses a titanium frame for the case. Apparently, the Galaxy S24 is the only phone in the lineup to feature a titanium frame, and the company may expand this feature to more models in the coming years. While Apple was the first to bring titanium to smartphones, Samsung has been working on a titanium frame for two years and finally decided to bring it to the Galaxy S24 Ultra this year.
Galaxy S24 Ultra with titanium frame won’t be lighter than Galaxy S23 Ultra
The company is said to be in the final stages of confirming the rate of return in the titanium case. The company works with several Chinese suppliers at its factories in Vietnam. The company works with Chinese company Solomon and South Korean company KH Vatech to manufacture titanium frames. Titanium is stronger than aluminum and lighter than steel, but more difficult to cut and machine. Therefore, the production rate of titanium is low and can become an expensive affair. Currently, Samsung uses aluminum frames for its phones that cost less than $20 each. However, titanium frames can be much more expensive, resulting in a higher bill of materials (BOM) and potentially higher cost of the device.
Since Apple has switched from stainless steel to titanium for the iPhone 15 Pro series, it could reduce the weight of the device. However, Samsung used aluminum, so switching to titanium makes the phones stronger, but not lighter. Because of this, the weight of the Galaxy S24 Ultra was rumored to be very similar to that of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The Galaxy S24 Ultra will use a flat display instead of curved edges on the right and left sides.