Before June 2010, Samsung was just another name in the mobile market that nobody really paid attention to; Fast forward to February 2018, Samsung is known as the tech giant and ruling smartphone manufacturer. The sole credit for Samsung turning into this huge shark which has eaten the revenues of companies like Apple is its flagship ‘S’ series.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane and trace Samsung’s evolutionary process:
- GALAXY ‘S’
What really helped Samsung step into the android market in 2010, which was then ruled by Motorola and HTC, is the Galaxy S. Its first android phone with a 4-inch display, a 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera and 1500mAh remove able battery. It originally came with Android 2.1 éclair as its software. Housing very basic features as compared to now, the Galaxy S was considered a rival to the iPhone 4.
- GALAXY S2
By the time Samsung launched the S2, it was so head on into the competition of manufacturing the best smartphone that the S2 was awarded “The Best Smartphone of the Year Award” at the 2011 Mobile World Congress. Samsung upgraded their latest model by adding a dual-core processor; 8MP back camera, 2MP front camera and a 1650mAh remove able battery. The S2 came with a sleek design being only 0.33 inches thick.
- GALAXY S3
With each model, Samsung just kept climbing the ladder. The S3 came with a quad-core processor which was double the size than that in S2. The display size increased to 4.8 inches. The camera specs remained the same; 8MP rear and 1.9MP front camera. The battery was largely increased from 1650mAh to a 2100mAh Li-on pack.
- GALAXY S4
The Galaxy S4 was ranked as one of the best smartphones of the year 2013. It came with a super feature of 4G support and an octa-core processor. The display size was increased to 5 inches and the rear camera upgraded to 13MP. It housed a 2600mAh battery pack. The S4 was the first phone to respond to eye movements- such as pausing the video if the user no longer looked at the screen.
- GALAXY S5
The S5 was the first Samsung phone which was dust and water resistant. It came with an additional feature of a fingerprint reader. The processor was reduced to being quad-core, while the battery was upgraded to 2800mAh. Samsung increased the rear camera by 3 MP from its predecessor, making it 16MP with a display size of 5.1 inches.
- GALAXY S6 AND S6 EDGE
Samsung really changed its smartphone outlook with the launch of S6 and the S6 edge which came with a curved display. Embellished with a glass back and metal casing, the S6 duo featured non-remove able battery and no SD card slot. The processor once again was made octa-core and the front camera increased to 5MP.
- GALAXY S7 AND S7 EDGE
The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were new phones with just minor bug improvements from the previous model. The camera was reduced to 12MP with better resolution, and the SD card slot was added again. It also housed bigger battery than the S6.
- GALAXY S8 AND S8+
The latest in the ‘S’ series, S8 has a flashing display of 5.8 inches and an upgraded front camera of 8MP. With minor improvements here and there, the S8 is evidence of how Samsung climbed the ladder of the smartphone industry.