A recent report from trusted source, The Elec, has confirmed the inclusion of a titanium frame in the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Samsung is currently in the final stages of sourcing its titanium orders, collaborating with both Chinese suppliers and a domestic manufacturer.
According to reports, Samsung started researching the use of titanium in their devices around two years ago. The decision to incorporate it into the Galaxy S24 Ultra was likely influenced by the competition, particularly Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 Pro series. If the response to the titanium frame is positive, Samsung plans to expand its use across more of their devices.
The titanium frame offers several advantages over traditional materials. It is lighter than steel and stronger than aluminum, striking a balance between the two. However, its low thermal conductivity makes cutting and processing more challenging. Despite this, Samsung is determined to achieve a high yield to keep costs from skyrocketing. Otherwise, the titanium frame would cost four times more than the current aluminum frames, which are priced at around $20.
It’s worth noting that the weight reduction may not be as significant since Samsung already utilizes a lightweight aluminum alloy in its current models, as confirmed by insider sources.
With a combined order of 15 million units for titanium frames, Samsung is aligning its production plans for the Galaxy S24 Ultra. The order quantity for the Galaxy S23 Ultra is also set at 15 million units, demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to meeting customer demand.