The New Samsung Galaxy S24 Smartphone Is Finally Available for Purchase—Here’s How to Snag It for as Low as $200

This might be the smartest phone yet

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A close up of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra smartphone in three colors.

When it comes to smartphone snobs, there are two types of people: the diehard Apple fanatics—aka the people who stand in line for hours just to snag the latest iPhone—and dedicated Samsung users, who spring for all the Galaxy devices (phones, tablets, watches—you name it) whenever the next generation launches. Now, even if you've always been firmly on team iPhone, we've got some exciting news about Samsung's latest smartphones that just might make you change teams. We are, of course, talking about the new Samsung Galaxy S24 smartphones that were unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event on Jan. 17 and are finally available for purchase!

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Been waiting for this day? Well, you'll be thrilled to learn that the phones are powered by the new Galaxy AI, which can translate languages in real time, search items from photos in a flash *and* optimize your pictures so you can take your best selfies yet. Not to mention, their upgraded high-resolution cameras promise to capture the crispest photos every dang time. In fact, these new Samsung devices—available in titanium green, orange, blue, violet, yellow, black and grey hues at Samsung and major retailers like Best Buy—might be the most advanced phones, like, ever. So if you've been living in the Apple ecosystem, you may want to make the switch once you hear about all the new features the Samsung Galaxy S24 series phones have to offer—and the fact that you can buy one now for as low as $200 with a trade-in.

First, let's talk selfies, because the new S24S24+ and S24 Ultra all come equipped with a new ProVisual AI Engine, which makes smart editing suggestions (like removing people or objects), improves color tone and brings out natural details (even in low light) so your selfies stay on fleek. The S24 Ultra, meanwhile, has reportedly earned the distinction of having the highest resolution of all Samsung Galaxy phones, capturing "details that rival reality with 200 megapixels," per the brand. When it comes to capturing milestone moments where you may not be able to get up close (like at your kid's graduation or a concert), you can also use digital zoom to get up to 30 times closer (with the S24 and S24+) or *100 times* closer with the S24 Ultra.

On top of that, Samsung's latest Super HDR upgrade with AI will help edit your photos exactly how you want and even show you what they'll look like before you take them. And when you're ready to upload your perfect shot to the 'gram? Prepare to wow your followers; all three phones are able to upload and display vibrant HDR photographs on Instagram and Snapchat—the first smartphones to do so.

Needless to say, we've got our eye on the sleek and slim S24 Ultra model, which has already racked up nearly 1 billion views on TikTok. Like us, TikTok is obsessed with the fact that it has the best camera, the largest 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen display, an embedded S pen (to doodle and edit on screen) and the highest battery life of the new releases (5,000mAh, which can apparently last all day). Even still, all three models are enhanced by Galaxy AI, which basically acts like a personal assistant, offering Chat Assist, Live Translate and Note Assist features. All of which will help you summarize emails, send thoughtful texts and even translate languages in real time over the phone. Circle to Search, however, is perhaps one of the coolest AI functions; it allows users to circle any item (or location) they see in a phono, and the Galaxy AI will scour the web to find and identify it. Never worry about an influencer not tagging the brand of their top again!

Now for the pricing. Without factoring in Samsung's trade-in offers through Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and US Cellular, the S24 Ultra starts at $1,300 with 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options, the S24+ starts at $1,000 with 256GB and 512GB storage options, and the S24 starts at $800 (with 128GB and 256GB variants). To reiterate, the pricing for each model is as follows:

As for trade-in offers, which will essentially reduce the price of the phone when you trade in your old eligible smartphone (from Apple, LG and Google, to name a few), Samsung and Best Buy are offering up to $750 for unlocked devices, and with carriers including Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T and U.S. Cellular. That means you can score the Samsung Galaxy S24 (with double the storage) for as low as $200 right now. Here's the breakdown:

  • Trade-in offers at Samsung: up to $550 off with an eligible trade-in (through Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T and U.S. Cellular) on the S24 and up to $750 off the S24+ and S24 Ultra.
  • Trade-in offers at Best Buy: up to $600 off with an eligible trade-in (through Verizon and AT&T) on S24, up to $750 off the S24+ and S24 Ultra. (Plus, receive a $150 Best Buy E-gift card.)


What's the Difference Between the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Samsung Galaxy S24+?

To put it in a nutshell, the S24+ has a better battery life (4,900 mAh, which is only 100 less than the S24 Ultra), a bigger screen (6.7 inches) and higher storage options (256 GB and 512 GB). Whereas the S24 has a lower battery life (4,000 mAh), the screen is smaller (6.2 inches) and has lower storage options (128 GB and 256 GB). However, both devices feature a 50-megapixel camera with more dynamic color than previous versions, as well 30x space zoom and, of course, that nifty Galaxy AI.

We'll leave it up to you to decide what's best for you, but all of them sound like a win-win-win to us. Especially since both Samsung and Best Buy have the phones in stock and marked down to as low as $200.

As for us, we're already thinking of all the top-notch photos we'll capture with AI this year. And perhaps we'll even take that trip to Paris since we *finally* won't feel lost in translation. Thanks to the Samsung S24 series, the world (well, galaxy can be our oyster—and yours, too, if you buy it now!

Destinee Scott

Assistant Sales and Deals Editor

Destinee Scott is PureWow’s Assistant Sales and Deals Editor. She’s been chasing sales and deals for a decade and knows a good one when she sees one for fashion, home, beauty...

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