It’s not actually the company’s most expensive phone – that honor still goes to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 – but it’s very much a premium handset.
We’ve long known that would be the case, but now that Samsung has unveiled the S24 Ultra, we know exactly how much it costs. So if you’re considering this pricey proposition, read on for a full overview of how much each configuration will set you back.
How much does the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra cost?
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra starts at $1,299 / £1,249 / AU$2,199. That’s for a model with 256GB of storage.
If you want more storage, you’ll have to pay $1,419.99 / £1,349 / AU$2,399 for 512GB, or if you want 1TB (which is the most storage you can get) it will cost $1,659.99 / £1,549 / AU$2,799. In all cases the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra also comes with 12GB of RAM.
For reference, the Galaxy S23 Ultra started at $1,199.99 / £1,249 / AU$1,949, so the starting price of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is $100 / AU$250 higher, though there’s been no change in the UK.
This new price makes the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra by far one of the most expensive non-foldable phones you can buy, beating even the iPhone 15 Pro Max in most regions, as that starts at $1,199.99 / £1,199 / AU$2,199.
Is it worth the money?
So is the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra actually worth that colossal sum? Well, we won’t know for sure until we’ve put it through a full review, but you can check out our For our first impressions check out our hands-on Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review; do also take a look at our hands-on Samsung Galaxy S24 review and hands-on Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus review.
In terms of the specs though, it certainly makes a good case for this high price. It has an overclocked version of the best chipset available to Android phones (the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3), 12GB of RAM, a quad-lens camera with a 200MP main sensor and a new 50MP 5x telephoto one, a premium titanium frame, a 5,000mAh battery, a very bright 6.8-inch 120Hz QHD+ screen, and of course an S Pen stylus, among other things.
Like most years, Samsung has crafted one of the most complete and feature-packed phones available with the latest Ultra. Whether that will ultimately make it worth the price is something we’ll answer once we’ve had more time with the phone.
Samsung Galaxy S24 preorders are now currently open for all three devices, including the Ultra. If you're interested, you can see our best Galaxy S24 deals page for a roundup of the initial preorder promotions, which includes this exclusive from Samsung itself:
Samsung: $50 gift credit, free memory upgrade, and up to $750 off with a trade-in at Samsung
Exclusive: TechRadar readers are among the lucky few to get exclusive access to a nice bonus Galaxy S24 deal at the official Samsung site. Not only can you get up to $750 off with a trade-in on an unlocked device at Samsung as well as a free memory upgrade, but the official site is also throwing in $50 gift credit on top - a handy bonus that can be used on a number of earbuds, chargers, and other useful accessories.
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James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.