The design of smartphones changes over time, with designers learning what works and what doesn’t, as well as adapting to new design trends and what not. With the upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra, it seems that Samsung could be revisiting a very old design element we haven’t seen since the Galaxy S9.
Leaked CAD drawings shared on X by Ice Universe show the alleged design of the upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra. For the most part the phone looks quite similar to its predecessor, save for the bottom speaker component in which it appears that Samsung could be adopting the same speaker design as the Galaxy S9.
The design of the speaker opening on the bottom of the Galaxy S24 Ultra has changed, becoming a long strip design instead of holes. pic.twitter.com/108rQXbs32
— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) October 22, 2023
Right now, Samsung’s phones utilize speaker holes at the bottom of the phone, but the Galaxy S9 had a pill-shaped cutout for the speaker, and these renders suggest that this could be seeing a return in the Galaxy S24 Ultra. It’s hard to say if this is going to be a good or bad choice.
For the most part, we imagine that it probably won’t affect the phone’s sound quality too much. The only thing that would affect the sound majorly is if case designers don’t account for the new speaker design and continue to use speaker hole cutouts which could potentially muffle the sound, but we doubt that case makers will be that careless.
Either way, we’ll know for sure come early 2024 when the Galaxy S24 series will be announced, so check back with us then for more details.