The Galaxy S24 series, Samsung’s next flagship, could be introduced as early as January. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S24 Ultra draws the most attention. There’s more to the launch than just the launch itself; the device is expected to launch with a whole bunch of changes as well. Recent leaks suggest the device will have a long, strip-like bottom speaker, according to Ice Universe.

The camera is another key update that has everyone talking. According to rumors, the main rear camera will have an impressive 200MP sensor. However, there is a twist to this exciting prospect. It is possible that Samsung is reducing its optical zoom capabilities. The Galaxy S24 Ultra’s periscope lens will offer a 5x optical zoom, down from 10x previously. With the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple took a similar approach.

The camera isn’t the only thing Samsung is working on. There will be a significant redesign. According to Ice Universe, the Galaxy S24 Ultra may have a “long strip design,” rather than the six pill-shaped holes found on the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It’s not always easy to accept change. Several fans are skeptics. According to one user, older models like the Galaxy S9 featured a strip design that seemed “less premium.” It is always advisable to take leaks with a grain of salt.