Thanks for the follow up! The RF24FSEDBSR is Samsung's largest capacity counter depth French Door available, though the RSG257 counter depth side by side model can fit a bit more (24.1 cubic feet vs. 23.5 cu ft for the new French Door model). Released this month (May 2013), the RF24FSEDBSR is the only new counter depth-size model, though several other full size models have launched recently, as well. The finish is real stainless steel, which is considered a premium finish, and will be consistent with Samsung's full line-up of stainless steel appliances.
The large capacity of this and other Samsung fridges is attributable, in part, to the thin wall construction and special insulation that was introduced with the RFG297 several years ago. Other than the features you mentioned and the counter depth size, the biggest difference between the RF24FSEDBSR and the RFG297HDRS is the middle Flex Zone Drawer, making the former a "4-Door" model compared to the "3-Door" design of the latter. Neither of these models has the Dual Ice feature, though the newer model does have the upgraded Ice Master ice maker which can produce up to 10 lbs of ice per day.
The Cool Select Pantry is a feature in the RFG297HDRS and several other 3-Door French Door models. This independently-controlled drawer within the fridge compartment has 3 settings: Deli, Fresh and Chilled. The Flex Zone Drawer in the 4-Door model has 4 settings (Meat/Fish mode, Cold Drinks, Deli/Snack or Wine/Party Dishes), and can be accessed without having to open the fridge conserving energy and making it convenient for both adults and kids.
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