History of Samsung – starting from Samsung Galaxy S


2016 is a rough year for Samsung. Ever since the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, the tech-giant have been doing their best efforts to gain ground and momentum. In order to cope up with the market loss, they have been releasing different color variants for their current flagship phone, the Galaxy S7, though not enough to regain what they lost, it’s good enough to minimize the damage to the company.

However, Samsung is still the leading manufacturer and seller of Android smartphones. When it comes to quality, Samsung is always at the top of the market. They never disappoint when it comes to introducing new and innovative technology.

S for Success

So let’s take a step back and see the evolution of Samsung Galaxy S, marking the emergence of Android and Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S


Display: 4.0-inch 233ppi Super AMOLED
CPU: Hummingbird 1.0 GHz Cortex-A8
RAM/Storage: 512MB / 8GB | 16GB
Camera: 5MP
Android OS: 2.1(Eclair) up to 2.3(Gingerbread)
Release Date: June 2010
Units Sold: 24 million

Samsung Galaxy S II


Display: 4.3-inch 217ppi Super AMOLED
CPU: Exynos 4210 Dual, Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
RAM/Storage: 1GB / 16GB | 32GB
Camera: 8MP f/2.6 1080p
Android OS: 2.3.4(Gingerbread) up to 4.1(Jelly Bean)
Release Date: April 2011
Units Sold: 40.2 million

Samsung Galaxy S III


Display: 4.8-inch 306ppi Super AMOLED
CPU: Exynos 4412 Quad, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9
RAM/Storage: 1GB / 16GB | 32GB | 64GB
Camera: 8MP f/2.6 1080p
Android OS: 4.0.4(Ice Cream Sandwich) up to 4.3(Jelly Bean)
Release Date: May 2012
Units Sold: 70 million

Samsung Galaxy S IV


Display: 5.0-inch 441ppi Super AMOLED
CPU: Exynos 5410 Octa, Octa-core (4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A7)
RAM/Storage: 2GB / 16GB | 32GB | 64GB
Camera: 13MP f/2.2 1080p
Android OS: 4.2.2(Jelly Bean) up to 5.0.1(Lollipop)
Release Date: April 2013
Units Sold: 40 million(First 6months)

Samsung Galaxy S5


Display: 5.0-inch 441ppi, Super AMOLED
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400Cortex-A7)
RAM/Storage: 2GB / 16GB | 32GB
Camera: 16MP f/2.2 2160p
Android OS: 4.4.2(KitKat) up to 6.0.(Marshmallow)
Release Date: April 2014
Units Sold: 12 million(First 3months)

Samsung Galaxy S6


Display: 5.1-inch 576ppi Super AMOLED
CPU: Exynos 7420 Octa, Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
RAM/Storage: 3GB / 32GB | 64GB | 128GB
Camera: 16MP f/1.9 2160p, OIS
Android OS: 5.0.2(Lollipop) up to 6.0.1(Marshmallow)
Release Date: April 2015
Units Sold: 6 million(First month)

Samsung Galaxy S7


Display: 5.1-inch 576ppi Super AMOLED
CPU: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820,Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) OR Exynos 8890 Octa, Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
RAM/Storage: 4GB / 32GB | 64GB
Camera: 12MP f/1.7 2160p, OIS
Android OS: 6.0(Marshmallow)
Release Date: March 2016
Units Sold: 11.8 million

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8

After the Galaxy Note 7 incident, all eyes are now on the Galaxy S8, as Samsung tries to regain the trust of its customers and its name in the smartphone market. What could be in store for us come 2017? Don’t keep us waiting too much Samsung.

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