Samsung Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20 Plus also Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra move official. Then let’s take a glance at how the common modern Android series, the Samsung Galaxy S series, has resulted over the years.
Samsung managed to become the world’s biggest smartphone brand thanks to a variety of smartphones they release every year. But their flagship the “Galaxy S” lineup remains the most popular and the most well known. The Galaxy S series should always be Android’s main iPhone opponent, and it has remained that way ever for the very first Galaxy S device started back in 2010.
With the Galaxy S20 being their latest S series phone, let’s take a look at how the Galaxy S series has evolved over the years. The original Galaxy S was announced in 2010, and it was an instant success with the company selling over 25 million units of the handset. It had a 4 inch display which was considered large at that time. 512GB RAM, 8GB of base storage, Android 2.1 eclair out of the box and 1500mAh battery.
Although Samsung had made smartphones are the Galaxy S, that was true potential for a higher-end device and the global stature that had eluded what is now the world’s top smartphone name. The Galaxy S2 was quite a benefit for Samsung with over 40 million units having held sold in the end. It had a large 4.3″ AMOLED display and a rather intelligent camera for the future with an 8-megapixel foremost sensor.
It provided an improvement in build quality over the Galaxy S, even though the phone was still made out of polycarbonate. By this time, it was now clear the Galaxy S series was Android’s flagship series. Samsung arranged to sell an impressive 70 million Galaxy S3 units. The S3 saw a significant bump in display size up the Galaxy S2.
It featured a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1GB of RAM and 2100mAh battery. The S3 looked a lot more different from the previous two devices, it was rounder and had a thinner home button and was one of the best looking phones at that time. The Galaxy S4 resembled the Galaxy S3 quite a lot although its bezels were more transparent.
Samsung sold 80 million units of the Galaxy S4 making it the most selling Android-powered mobile phone of all time. The Galaxy S5 also had a similar polycarbonate design, The overall design had changed so little that it was actually quite easy to confuse the Galaxy S5 with the previous version. A lot of people didn’t like the back texture, it was kinda trypophobic in nature.
It was also the very first Galaxy S-branded phone to offer a fingerprint scanner. The sales didn’t increase this time and Samsung sold 40% less S5’s than what they anticipated. The Galaxy S6 changed things. It was many firsts, Samsung launched two Galaxy S handsets at the same time, S6 and S6 Edge. The latter had curved displays on both sides. Also, Samsung went with a glass black and metal frame for the first time bringing premiumness to the S series. It was wireless charging too.
Also, they went with QHD+ displays for the first time. But there were some controversial decisions as well. Namely, removable batteries were gone and it had no microSD card slot. Samsung never declared the sales numbers but reports suggest they sold around 45 million units in total. After receiving a lot of criticism Samsung brought back MicroSD expansion on the S7 and S7 Edge.
They both looked similar to the previous iteration but the design was fine-tuned and the edge variant had a massive 5.5″ display. The sales were pretty good with over 60 million units sold units worldwide. The S8 and S8+ saw arguably the biggest change.
Samsung kinda mainstreamed the whole bezel-less trend, the home button was gone, the fingerprint scanner was moved to the back. The display size went over 6″ for the first time. Samsung never declared any official sales figures but S8 and S8+ were branded a huge success for the company.
The S9 and S9+ looked almost identical to the S8 but the S9+ had a dual camera with a physical variable aperture. They sold over 45 million units of these handsets but did not sell as well as the Galaxy S8 previously did. With the S10 Samsung launched 4 devices right out of the bat. They offered quite substantial upgrades both in design as well as features. Samsung went with the edge to edge display with a punch hole selfie camera.
They also featured the world’s first in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, a rather large display and it was also the first time the price went over $1000. The Galaxy S20 is their latest S series phone. Samsung directly jumped from 10 to 20 to better aling the name with the new decade. The camera is the main focal point this year.
It’s the first time Samsung is offering such a substantial camera upgrade in almost 4 years. 108MP camera on the Ultra variant, 8K recording, 5000mAh battery, 100X zoom camera, a 6.9″ display and more. There are three variants this year and they will carry the legacy forward of the most popular series in the Android market, the Galaxy S series of phones.
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