Samsung Galaxy S Series History

April 5, 2017 | News

Samsung Galaxy S Series

Samsung Galaxy S Series

Samsung Galaxy S Series History

A couple of days ago, Samsung just unveiled the new flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 at the company’s special event in New York City, on 29th of March. The newly released flagship is the sequel to Samsung Galaxy S series. Samsung made this Galaxy S series as the company flagship. The company put all best specifications and features on Galaxy S series to make it as the best smartphone. Now, the company has released the Samsung Galaxy S8 that is available in two versions: 5.8 and 6.2-inch. To know what changes made by the Samsung to every smartphone in this Galaxy series, we are sharing this Samsung Galaxy S series history.


Samsung Galaxy S

The company released first Samsung Galaxy S in 2010. Samsung made this series much better than the other series by adding several improvements such as the improved display from AMOLED into the Super AMOLED. While for the processor, it used 1GHz and with 512MB of RAM. Besides that, Samsung also added a new function of mobile access point where the user can use the phone as a wireless modem. It is the beginning of Samsung Galaxy S series history, which now becomes one of the most awaited smartphones on the market.

Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung released the second generation of Samsung Galaxy S series in 2011. When it was released, it was the best smartphone made by Samsung. It was not stopping right there, Samsung Galaxy S II was also the thinnest smartphone ever in the year which was 8.49mm, and weighed about 116 grams. The plastic-clad phone had a 4.3inch screen and used dual core 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy S3

A year later after Samsung released the Galaxy S2, the third generation of Galaxy S series was released. Samsung Galaxy S3 was the most successful flagship in the history of Samsung. This handset was officially announced in May 2012. This Galaxy S3 also featured the same plastic-cad just like its predecessor, but many critics praised the design, features, and specifications of this smartphone. The company sold this Galaxy S3 for about 70 million units in all over the world.

Samsung Galaxy S4

In 2013, a year after the release of Samsung Galaxy S3, the company released the next flagship of the Galaxy S series: Samsung Galaxy S4. At this time, many critics criticized the newly released flagship because the phone featured the same plastic-clad, while the other smartphones in the year start to leave this kind of plastic-clad. The design of this Galaxy S4 was also said to be not far from the Galaxy S3 design. Honestly, if we delve more about this S4, it was much better than the S3. It was true that the phone used a plastic-clad, but it was wrapped with the chrome accent, so it seemed to be more premium than the original plastic-clad. The phone also had a thinner bezel than the S3, so it had a wider screen.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 was released at Mobile World Congres in Barcelona, Spain. At that event, Samsung announced the new generation of Samsung Galaxy S series in 2014. Samsung Galaxy S5 came with the 5.1-inch screen with a Super AMOLED display and a bright resolution which the display was at the same lever with Full HD. Samsung powered the Galaxy S5 with a Quad Core Krait 2.5 GHz and 2GB of RAM.


Samsung Galaxy S6

At a special event in 2015, Samsung announced Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge which was named as Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were made of metal and Corning Gorilla Glass with the 5.1-inch screen. Run on Android Lollipop 5.0 as the operating system, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge brought a brighter display with the Quad HD (2560×1440) 577ppi with a Super AMOLED. The processor of this generation of Galaxy S series was at the same level as Octacore with the Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5GHz. This smartphone also used the first processor with 14nm with the platform of 64-bit, memory system of LPDDR4 and UFS 2.0.

The 6th generation of Samsung Galaxy S series came in two versions: Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. For the Galaxy S6 Edge, the phone designed with the curved screen on the left and right side. This curved screen debuted on Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, but the curved screen was only on one side of the screen. Samsung Galaxy S6 was designed to be 1mm slimmer than Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy S7

The 7th generation of Samsung Galaxy S series was released in 2016: Samsung Galaxy S7. This new flagship was designed to be water- and dust-resistant with the IP68 standard. This phone was designed to survive 1.5m under the water for about 30 minutes. It used AMOLED screen with the Quad HD 1.440×2.560pixel resolution and 534ppi pixel. Samsung Galaxy S7 came with AMOLED display, so the display was so bright and clear.

Just like the predecessor; Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S7 also came in two versions, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. At a glance, Galaxy S7 Edge was like Galaxy S6 Edge. However, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge screen is wider than the screen of Galaxy S6 Edge. The S7 Edge is 5.5-inch while the S6 Edge is 5.1-inch. Based on the research on a smartphone screen conducted by DisplayMate, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was chosen as a smartphone with the best screen.


Samsung Galaxy S8

Finally, we are here in 2017, the year when Samsung just unveiled the latest generation of Samsung Galaxy S series. A couple of days ago, at a special event of Samsung in New York City, Samsung just unveiled the new flagship Samsung Galaxy S 8. The 8th generation of Galaxy S series has two versions; the first is 5.8-inch Galaxy S8, and the other version is the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. It is a beautiful-looking phone with the new design where it has a thin bezel and curved screen, that gives the phone wider display without a bigger phone. The company claims that Samsung Galaxy S 8 is designed to be comfortable when we hold it in one hand. The thin bezel and also the embedded Home button is dedicated to offering wide screen where you can enjoy watching movies conveniently.

Samsung Galaxy S8 also designed to be water- and dust-resistant. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are pretty impressive with its Super AMOLED display, and it has a better contrast ratio and Mobile HDR. For now, Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone of Samsung Galaxy S series history. But still, we are waiting for any improvement made by Samsung to the next generation of Samsung Galaxy S series.


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