The Legacy of Samsung Galaxy S, From 2010 to Now

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Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone company, and India’s most trusted brand. It has been committed to innovating with its technology to create a better tomorrow based on a deep understanding of what people need and want. Samsung’s meaningful innovations have been centred on empowering its consumers to “Do What You Can’t”.


In 2010, Samsung launched the Galaxy S series, with innovative design and ease of use that has endeared consumers over the years and made Samsung the most popular smartphone brand in the world.


Through this decade, Samsung has pushed the limits of mobile technology and set standards for what the smartphone can – and should – be.


On the eve of the launch of the newest additions to the Galaxy family (Click here to know how you can watch Samsung Galaxy UNPACKED 2019), revealing an exciting future for the smartphone, let’s take a look at legacy of Galaxy S:



2010 – Hello, Smartphones!

Galaxy S was launched in 2010 with the first 4-inch (10 cm) 480×800 pixel Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, a PowerVR graphics processor, Wi-Fi connectivity, a 5-megapixel primary camera and a 0.3-megapixel secondary front-facing camera.



2011 – Size Zero of Smartphones



With thickness of just 8.49mm, Galaxy SII was introduced as the size zero of smartphones. It was one of the first devices to offer a Mobile High-definition Link which allows up to 1080p uncompressed video output to an MHL enabled TV or to an MHL to HDMI adapter, while charging the device at the same time.



2012 – Bestselling Device of the Year



The Galaxy SIII was the first to have a HD screen. With this smartphone, Samsung launched Multi Window (Android 4.1), Ambient Light, Smart Stay, S Voice, and S Beam (NFC). It employed an intelligent personal assistant (S Voice), eye-tracking ability, and increased storage.



2013 – Sophisticated Software



Galaxy S4 focused on features like IR Blaster (phone could double as a universal remote), Smart Program, Smart Rotation, Smart Scroll, and Story Album. The phone’s ability was enhanced to detect a finger hovering over the screen. It also had an expanded eye tracking functionality.



2014 – High Resistance 

The fifth generation Galaxy S model brought fingerprint scanner on the home button and a heart rate sensor near the primary camera. Galaxy S5 was IP67 Dust and Water Resistant. The dust rating 6 is the highest level of protection, and the rating 7 in water resistance meant water-resistance up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.



2015 – New Curves! 

Samsung launched Galaxy S6 & S6 edge with unique Wireless Charging and Curved Edge Screen features. While wireless charging gave consumers more flexibility to charge their phones, Curved Edge Screen Display didn’t just offer them a gorgeous design but a brand new way to interact with their device with edge functionality.



2016 – Redefining the Phone Camera


Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were the first phones to offer a Dual Pixel Autofocus camera that ensured a great image quality regardless of lighting conditions.



2017 – Infinity Display



With Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung broke the monotony and raised the bar of smartphone design by introducing the stunning Infinity Display. It came with Samsung Pay for India.



2018 – New Audio & Augmented Reality Experience


Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+ came with industry first features such as Dolby Atmos Surround Sound, Dual Aperture, and AR Emoji etc, changing the smartphone experience.



2019 – The Future is Here

Now wait for the next Galaxy. Coming soon. It will open a world of new possibilities.


Checkout, what Samsung has in store for the future here:

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