Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Teardown: Titanium Frame Unveiled/Samsung
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Teardown: Titanium Frame Unveiled
Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S24 Ultra features a titanium frame, a departure from its previous use of aluminum frames. YouTuber Zack Nelson’s teardown revealed that Samsung employed grade 2 titanium, contrasting Apple’s use of grade 5 titanium in the iPhone 15 Pro series. The teardown also showcased Samsung’s over-moulding process, combining aluminum, plastic, and titanium materials. While both phones share a similar titanium thickness, Apple’s grade 5 titanium is more expensive, offering potential minor strength improvements through its solid-state diffusion process.
Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro: Grade 5 Titanium in Teardown Comparison
A teardown comparison with Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro highlights material differences. Nelson estimates that Apple could be using $10-15 worth of grade 5 titanium in each iPhone 15 Pro, while Samsung might be using $3-5 worth of grade 2 titanium in the Galaxy S24 Ultra. The cost disparity is attributed to shaping and casting processes to work with titanium. Despite these distinctions, both phones’ titanium exteriors are considered more cosmetic than functionally enhancing, with Apple potentially gaining minor strength improvements through its solid-state diffusion process.