A Great Journey from Samsung Galaxy S1 to Samsung Galaxy S20

A Great Journey from Samsung Galaxy S1 to Samsung Galaxy S20

Journey From S1 to S10

Samsung is one of the most popular mobile phone manufacturers in the whole world, they deserve to be the most popular for good reasons.

The Samsung Galaxy S Series is one of the most popular and successful series of high-end Andriod powered mobile phones.

The Company’s Galaxy S series is the front runner smartphones often pack with the finest greatest tech and innovative designs
and easy to use functionality that’s users love.

With the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 series now official just released and already hit stores, we think it’s a good opportunity to reflect on the history of Samsung Galaxy S series devices.

From where it began to where it is now, all the way up the latest Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra Handsets.

Samsung Galaxy S:

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Samsung Galaxy S1

The First Samsung  Galaxy S was released in the mid of 2010, by the name of Samsung Galaxy S (I9000).
It was the beginning of Samsung’s high-end flagship line of Android Smartphones. It was Samsung’s first serious attempt to take on Apple’s iPhone line up.

The Samsung Galaxy S ran on android 2.1 and had an 800×480 Super AMOLED display,
including a single-core 1GHz processor and 0.5GB of RAM.

The rear camera was 5 megapixels, and the front was just 0.3 megapixels. The thing that really stood out about it was the customization of Andriod.

It was one of the most powerful phones at the time and also the thinnest. It received many positive reviews and performed well compared to other high-end phones.

Samsung S2:

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Samsung Galaxy S2

After the great positive reviews and the great success of Galaxy S among the high-end phones.

Samsung launched its second phone of Samsung Galaxy S series in April 2011, It was Samsung Galaxy S2 (I9100). Samsung Galaxy S II had the same similar 800×480 screen as its antecedent. But, the processor got a bump up to dual-core and 1.2GHz, with the RAM was 0.75GB.

The rear camera was upgraded to 8 megapixels with 2 megapixels front-facing camera.
Samsung also embraced widgets with Galaxy SII. The Galaxy SII won “Smartphone of the Year 2012” at the Mobile World Congress Awards.

Samsung Galaxy S3:

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Samsung Galaxy S3

The Third phone of the Samsung Galaxy S series was released in May 2012 as the successor to the Galaxy S2.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 was the first in the series to have an HD screen with a resolution of 1280×720,
it was revolutionary at the time, it has an Andriod 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

It had a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, Even though
Samsung didn’t make any upgrade with the rear camera leaving it to 8 megapixels.
But, Samsung really put some effort to push the design a little further.

The Galaxy S3 was a highly rated smartphone and won several awards
with tech magazines, its display, powerful performance, and slim design were praised better than the competition at the time.

Samsung Galaxy S4:

samsung galaxy s4
Samsung Galaxy S4

Released in April 2013, Samsung forth smartphone for Galaxy S series.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 after the equally shared success of the previous phone in the Series, hoping to have the customer’s eyes, Samsung S4 had a full HD display of 5-inch screens.

The performance of the phone was really upgraded,
the processing power was upped to 1.9GHz quad-core chip, with 2GB of RAM.

Samsung did not upgrade the camera for Galaxy S3, it was the
same as Galaxy S2 with was 8-megapixel rear camera.
But with Samsung Galaxy S4 they really upgraded the camera up to 13 megapixels.

The Design that started with Galaxy S3 really came through here:
The Galaxy S4 was a great phone of 2013, performance-wise,
design-wise, what can I say it just looked and felt right.

Samsung Galaxy S5:

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Coming out in April 2014, Samsung Galaxy S5 was really an evolution to the previous year’s Galaxy S4,
The S5 has an improved build with a textured rear cover, it also includes dust and water resistance, added new security features such a
fingerprint reader.

The Galaxy S5 had a Full HD screen but it was slightly bigger measuring 5.1 inches.

Samsung upped the speed with a 2.5GHz quad-core processor,
and the rear camera was improved once again from 13-megapixels to a 16-megapixel module in Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy S5 was the last phone of Samsung Galaxy S series that had a removable plastic back.

The S5 received positive to mixed reviews, many reviewers think the
S5 offered very few major changes, many pointed out it was too similar to the Galaxy S4.

Samsung  Galaxy S6:

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Samsung Galaxy S6

April 2015’s Galaxy S line was the first to offer two separate devices at the same time.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 featured a flat 2560 x 1440 Quad HD Super AMOLED display of 5.1 inches.

On the other hand, Samsung embraces itself to curved edges, introducing the Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+. It was a major defining moment for the Samsung Galaxy S series, which continues thereafter.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge ran on a Samsung made octa-core
processor and had a 3GB of RAM and the rear camera was 16-megapixels
with some customization and capability of recording Ultra HD footage.

The 5-megapixel camera was adopted for the front.
it was the first phone in the series to use a unibody frame made of metal
and glass instead of plastic.

It also included wireless charging for the first time.
By this time Samsung Galaxy S series was on top of the market,
Winning Awards and Customers all over the world.

samsung galaxy s6 edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Like its stablemate also released in April 2015, the Galaxy S6 edge had a
5.1-inch Quad HD screen, octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM,
A 16-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing cam.

Where it differed is that the sides of the display are curved and wrap
around to give the illusion of no bezel – a radical alternative at the time.

Samsung Galaxy S7:

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Samsung Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S series next phone, The Galaxy S7 was announced in
February of 2016 with 5.1 inches of QHD display (2560 x1440).

It was an upgrade in every aspect including hardware, design refinement
and the restoration of features that were removed from S6 such as water resistance and the micro SD card slot is back.

IT was the flat-screen version of two handsets but added a dual pixel 12-megapixel camera for low light photography. The performance was upgraded with the faster octa-core processor.

Samsung Pay was also enable on the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge:

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was a true flagship phone in every aspect.
It was also announced with Galaxy S7 in February 2016 but,
it had a bigger screen of 5.5-inch dual edge QHD display which was simply beautiful and superb.

All of the same features as the S7 but, the design was a touch rounder
then the S6 edge that precedes it.

The S7 and S7 edge were the last phones in the Galaxy S series to have a physical home button.

Samsung Galaxy S8:

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Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were the first to introduce the
Infinity Display,
it had an edge to edge display with virtually no bezels top and bottom.

The fingerprint scanner was shifted to the back, but the reduction in those bezels was really revolutionary. It has a larger screen with a taller aspect ratio and curved sides on both Samsung S8 and Samsung S8+.

Samsung Galaxy S8 had a  screen of 5.8 inches with 1440 x 2960 pixels,
the processing power was upgraded with the latest octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ had a bigger screen of 6.2 inches with the pixels as S8,
the processing speed was the same as S8 including 2 octa-core processor and the RAM had an upgrade up to 6GB.

The S8 and S8+ received mostly positive reviews, the new design and form factor was praised. The Verge praised the design of thE Galaxy S8 describing it as a “stunning device to look at and hold”

Samsung Galaxy S9:

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Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ was launched in 2018.

Both S9 and S9+ offer a minor upgrade over the S8 line,
on the surface, it looked very similar to S8 from 2017.
The phone offered the same curved edge design with 5.8 inch OLED screen size and was once again, waterproof

S9 has improved internals and redesigned back panel, improved camera,
also, the fingerprint scanner on the back is relocated to below the camera.
The Galaxy S9’s also offered AR Emoji, which create a 3D avatar by scanning your face.

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ also launched alongside the S9 offering
a dual-aperture main camera which was basically the step up from the previous year.

Samsung Galaxy S10:

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Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung celebrates 10 Years if Galaxy smartphones with the release of the Galaxy S10,
the larger version Galaxy S10+, the more affordable S10e, and a 5g capable model.

The 2019 Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone featured
a lot of the same design and functions we grew to know and love,
it also featured a Dynamic AMOLED display and is the first HDR10+,
certified smartphone for a more realistic picture and vibrant brighter colors.

Samsung also included market-leading concepts, like the UltraSonic fingerprint sensor.
A triple camera system, smart auto camera suggestions,
and wireless reverse charging also made this another flagship to beat,
it had an eye catchy front camera, like a punch hole.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 had a 6.1 inch 1440 x 3040 pixel of the screen
with the RAM up to 12GB

The Galaxy S10+ is a slightly bigger screen of 6.4 inches, Both running the latest Andriod OS Pie.

Samsung Galaxy S20:

samsung galaxy s20
Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra are the latest smartphone just launched in February 2020.

The standard handset that is Galaxy S20 took the Infinity Display to another level with almost eliminating the bezel entirely. The switches the punch hole front-facing camera to the center.

The Galaxy S20 6.2 inch and The S20+ has a 6.7 inches display respectively with Quad HD+ and 3200 x 1440 pixels resolutions.

The In-Display fingerprint scanner like their S10 predecessors.

The Biggest Generational leap comes with the bump up to 120Hz refresh rate for each screen,

and triple-lens cameras on both, with the S20+, also getting a Time-of-Flight camera.

Both the phones are 5G supported.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra:

samsung galaxy s20 ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Big Boy, The Daddy of the 2020 range, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a mammoth, stupendous and the finest screen to date with 6.9 inches,
Quad HD+ with the resolution pixels of 3200 x 1440 and 120 Hz.

But it will be going to be best remembered in the design term for
its huge camera unit on the rear.

The heroic Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will also be remembered for its Time-of-Flight sensor,

the Ultra sports 108 megapixels main, 48 megapixels 10x telephoto, and 12-megapixel ultra-wide cameras. It also has a capability of up to 100x “Space Zoom” for some stunning long-range photography.


Samsung has really improved their products, technology over time.

From Samsung Galaxy S to Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra,

If you go back in time in 2010 when the first Galaxy S series was launched nobody has thought that,

the Galaxy S series will become the world’s best and most advanced series of Samsung.

From 800×480 pixels Super AMOLED display to
1440 x 3200 pixels Dynamic AMOLED 2X

From a single-core 1GHz processor and just 0.5Gb of RAM to
an Octa-Core 2×2.73 GHz processor and 12 to 16GB of RAM.

From the single rear camera that was 5 Megapixels and the single front-facing was just 0.3 Megapixels.

Now the Quad Cameras with different features,

one of the cameras is 108 MegaPixels and a dual front-facing camera of 40 Megapixels

Samsung has really worked hard to reach this level of technology, but on the other hand, you cannot expect less from Samsung.

We are really putting our steps to future technologies here and with Samsung, I think it will be more efficient and reliable by the time. 

Samsung has proven itself from time to time over the last 10 years, from 2010 to 2020.

 My Opinion is that “This decade goes to Samsung”.

We Love to hear your Opinions about Samsung, and their Future Products.

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