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A Decade of Samsung Galaxy S Phones

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Samsung Galaxy S line of smartphones, and we want to commemorate it!

A great smartphone isn’t just a status symbol. A good phone is part work, part play, and 100% brilliant design. The best smartphone provides a set of smart tools for the powerhouse professional, a gorgeous screen with a flawless display, an intuitive personal assistant and a new way to explore your own creativity. It’s no secret, throughout the years, Samsung has provided us with just that. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Samsung Galaxy S line of smartphones, and we want to commemorate it with a look back of the last 10 years of these amazing devices.

The evolution of capabilities1

2010 – Samsung Galaxy S

When the Samsung Galaxy S was released, it was the first of its kind for Samsung. This device offered the fastest graphical processing and thinnest design of any smartphone on the market.

Announce Date: June 4, 2010

Display: 4.0″ Super AMOLED

Resolution: 800 x 470 pixels

Processor: Samsung Exynos 3

Storage: 8 GB / 16 GB (expandable)

RAM: 512 MB

Battery: Li-Ion 1,500 mAh Battery

 

2011 – Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II offered a slimmer body and bigger screen. Many say the S II is what really put the Samsung Galaxy S line on the map with smart phones.

Announce Date: February 13, 2011

Display: 4.3″ Super AMOLED

Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels

Processor: Samsung Exynos 4210 Dual

Storage: 16 GB / 32 GB (expandable)

RAM: 1 GB

Battery: Li-Ion 1,650 mAh Battery

 

2012 – Samsung Galaxy S III

With this Samsung Galaxy model, 4G LTE was introduced and available to be used. At the time, 4G was just being introduced to the mass markets in specific coverage areas.

Announce Date: May 3, 2012

Display: 4.8″ Super AMOLED

Resolution: 1,280 x 720 pixels

Processor: Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad

Storage: 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB (expandable)

RAM:  2 GB

Battery: Li-Ion 2,100 mAh Battery

 

2013 – Samsung Galaxy S4

Easy Mode was a setting introduced with this model. You could use this new feature to simplify your home screen by making icons bigger and keeping your favorite apps on your home screen2. This model also took the video feature to another level with slow and fast motion2, no fancy editing tools necessary. All you had to do was choose your shooting mode, point, shoot, and you were on your way to stunning slow or fast motion shots.

Announce Date: March 14, 2013

Display: 5.0″ Super AMOLED

Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels

Processor: Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa

Storage: 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB (expandable)

RAM: 2 GB

Battery: Li-Ion 2,600 mAh Battery

 

2014 – Samsung Galaxy S5

With Samsung’s “back to basics” approach came the dust and water-resistant feature. This feature provided protection when the phone was exposed to dust and water, something that no phone before had offered. The Galaxy S5 could sustain a drop in water up to one meter deep.

Announce Date: February 24, 2014

Display: 5.1″ Super AMOLED

Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Storage: 16 GB / 32 GB (expandable)

RAM: 2 GB

Battery: Li-Ion 2,800 mAh Battery

 

2015 – Samsung Galaxy S6

The Samsung Galaxy S6 brought us Dual Edge Display and Wireless Charging. The Dual Edge Display gave us a customizable edge screen. You could make it your own and have the information or actions you wanted available with just a swipe and a tap3. The wireless charging feature was a game changer. The Samsung Galaxy S6 brought us a hassle-free way to charge a device when you were in need a power boost, quickly!

Announce Date: March 1, 2015

Display: 5.1″ Super AMOLED

Resolution: 2,560 x 1,440 pixels

Processor: Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa

Storage: 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB

RAM: 3 GB

Battery: Li-Ion 2,550 mAh Battery

 

2016 – Samsung Galaxy S7

The Super Low Light, 12MP Dual Pixel Camera on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge was a cell phone photographers dream. This camera combined a F1.7 lens, optical image stabilization and high-performing 1.4 µm image sensor4. All of these elements combined, allowed for more light to enter the camera and action shots to be even crisper. Talk about the perfect combination.

Announce Date: February 21, 2016

Display: 5.1″ Super AMOLED

Resolution: 2,560 x 1,440 pixels

Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa

Storage: 32 GB / 64 GB (expandable)

RAM: 4 GB

Battery: Li-Ion 3,000 mAh Battery

 

2017 – Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ both enabled an expanded screen size without the need for a larger phone with the Infinity Display. The view may have been bigger, but the Galaxy S8 and S8+ felt small in your hand, making them easy to hold and use.

Announce Date: March 29, 2017

Display: 5.8″ Super AMOLED

Resolution: 2,960 x 1,440 pixels

Processor:  Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB (expandable)

RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB

Battery: Li-Ion 3,000 mAh Battery

 

2018 – Samsung Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ introduced us to the Dual Aperture Camera. With two aperture modes, F1.5 and F2.4, give both crisp daytime photos and light and bright nighttime shots5.

Announce Date: February 25, 2018

Display: 5.8″ Super AMOLED

Resolution: 2,960 x 1,440 pixels

Processor: Samsung Exynos 9810 Octa / Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB (expandable)

RAM: 4 GB

Battery: Li-Ion 3,000 mAh Battery

The next generation of Galaxy

It’s clear Samsung has provided us with some spectacular smartphones over the last ten years and has been a leader in developing Android phone technology. The next generation of Galaxy phones is here.

You can purchase the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10+ from AT&T now!

 


This article was written by Tiffani Anderson, a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are her own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.


 

1 Capabilities and specifications sourced from  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_series

2https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/what-is/octa-core-processor/

3https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/what-is/dual-edge/

4https://www.samsung.com/uk/discover/mobile/low-light-photography-guide-with-samsung-galaxy-s7/

5https://www.samsung.com/us/smartphones/galaxy-s9/camera/

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