Samsung is rumored to equip the Galaxy S24 Ultra with a flat display, switching from a curved panel it used on “Ultra” flagships in the past. While that isn’t necessarily a bad move, the reported bezels on the 2024 model have been a point of contention. Early renderings of the phone show chunky bezels around the display, much wider than what we see on most competing products. A tipster has now compared the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s front design with the iPhone 15 Ultra and the Xiaomi 14.
As you can see in the image attached below, the Samsung phone has the widest bezels among the three upcoming premium handsets. The iPhone 15 Ultra has a screen bezel of 1.55mm, while its frame has a width of 1.0mm. The Xiaomi 14 has a screen bezel of 1.3mm and a frame width of 0.8mm. The Galaxy S23, on the other hand, has a screen bezel of 1.75mm and a frame width of 1.67mm. The total bezel size of the three phones measures 2.55mm, 2.1mm, and 3.42mm, respectively.
Note that these aren’t the official renders. None of the phones are official yet. The renders are created by noted tipster Ice Universe based on the available data about their dimension, screen size, and screen aspect ratio. However, the tipster claims that their rendering of the Galaxy S24 Ultra has been confirmed by the supply chain. This likely means that would be the final design of the phone. The iPhone 15 Ultra and the Xiaomi 14 should also look more or less the same as seen in these renders.
The entire Galaxy S24 lineup may look the same
While the design of a product is always subjective, the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s wide bezels certainly don’t look the best next to its competitors. The frame, in particular, appears a bit too wide. Meanwhile, Samsung seems to be making this design shift for consistency across the lineup. If early rumors are anything to go by, the entire Galaxy S24 series may look the same.
According to rumors, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ will both sport flat frames and flat displays. The Ultra model will seemingly feature the same design as well. Of course, a consistent design with narrower bezels wouldn’t have hurt. But, it is what it is. Time will tell whether the leaked design is accurate or the final product will look different. The next-gen Samsung flagships will launch in early 2024.