With the official presentation of the OnePlus 12, the last of its major smartphone releases 2023 it's done and dusted. Now PhoneArena has turned its attention to next year's big battle: the iPhone 16 Pro vs. the Samsung Galaxy S24.
The site has published two sets of renders based on current rumors to give you an idea of how the two giants of the smartphone world compare. The first set shows the regular Samsung Galaxy S24 against the iPhone 16 Pro, while the second turns its attention to the two plus-sized models: the Galaxy S24Ultra and the iPhone 16 Pro Max.
A look at the image would suggest that we don't see that much of a difference in how the iPhone 16 Pro and Galaxy S24 will feel in the hand. But in fact the latter is a bit smaller and substantially lighter, as PhoneArena figures show:
|Row 0 – Cell 0
|Samsung Galaxy S24
|146,3 x 70,9 x 7,6 mm
|iPhone 16 Pro
|149,6 x 71,45 x 8,25 mm
However, with the iPhone 16 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, things change.
|Row 0 – Cell 0
|Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
|162,3 x 79 x 8,6 mm
|iPhone 16 Pro Max
|163 x 77,58 x 8,25 mm
This can also be seen in the accompanying render:
It's worth noting that the renders are based on things that are still rumored. And while the S24 seems more or less confirmed given that it's due out next month, we're still about ten months away from the next-gen iPhone, which makes it a little premature to take measurements down to one-twentieth of a millimeter.
However, both Apple and Samsung's plans are starting to take shape. While, aside from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the Samsung Galaxy S24 is going to be a largely incremental upgrade in terms of hardware, the S24 Ultra gets a big change in its quad camera setup with a new 50MP 5x telephoto lens replacing the 10MP sensor 10x.
The full S24 family is also set to benefit from genetic artificial intelligence that could potentially change the way we use our phones and be far more significant than any hardware change.
As for the iPhone 16, while it's early, we've heard talk of the 5x telephoto lens being added to the Pro model after it was previously exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The action-button it's also rumored to make its way to all four models after a successful introduction for Pro buyers earlier this year.