Just like Rome, which was not inbuilt a day, it took Samsung a while to grow to be the key smartphone producer that it’s at the moment. Undoubtedly, the primary driving drive that kickstarted Sammy’s rise to the highest of the market was its flagship smartphone lineup. Indeed, ever since its inception, the pioneering Galaxy S and its successors have been the workhorses that made the corporate a family title.

We can not help however look again on the previous and draw parallel strains between the earlier Galaxy flagships and the brand new ones. Samsung has really gone a good distance, certainly, and we will solely be enthusiastic about what’s out there now and what the longer term will provide. So, with out additional ado, let’s discover the evolution of essentially the most profitable Android-powered smartphone lineup thus far!

History of Samsung Galaxy S collection:

Samsung Galaxy S (2010)

Released: June 2, 2010

The very first

Samsung Galaxy S was introduced in 2010 and it shortly grew to become clear that Samsung has a best-seller within the playing cards. Actually, Samsung bought far more than 20 million items of the telephone, which undoubtedly warranted that will probably be the forefather of a brand new system lineup.

Specs-wise, the telephone was a monster for its time. It arrived with an enormous 4-inch Super AMOLED show, which was among the many greatest ones round. Samsung relied by itself 1GHz Hummingbird chipset, which made a debut alongside the

Galaxy S. While its plastic design was not so good as the one of many metallic Samsung Wave, it nonetheless laid the foundations that the majority upcoming Galaxy smartphones sat upon.

The Galaxy S was not an ideal telephone by any means, because it had sure points and quirks, however regardless, it is without doubt one of the extra notable telephones in Samsung’s historical past and undoubtedly among the many finest telephones of 2010. Many, together with us, take into account as the most effective Android needed to provide in 2010.

Samsung Galaxy S II  (2011)

Released: April 28, 2011

The second flagship within the Galaxy S collection, the

Galaxy S II, had the powerful job of repeating the success of the Galaxy S. Spoiler alert, it did. Actually, it took Samsung merely 55 days to promote greater than 3 million items worldwide, and in 5 months, over 10 million Galaxy S II items have been shipped worldwide. Additionally, the telephone was proclaimed as “Smartphone Of The Year” at MWC 2012. 

And certainly, what was to not like about this one? It was the thinnest telephone on the earth on the time of its arrival, measuring simply 0.33” (8.49mm), and in addition got here with an immensely speedier {hardware} and vastly improved Super AMOLED show as compared with its predecessor. One of the extra critical points with the Galaxy S II was its design – uninspiring and off, if you’ll, although this acquired addressed with the Galaxy S II’s successor.

Samsung Galaxy S III (2012)

Released: May 22, 2012

If the Galaxy S II had a troublesome job of creating a reputation available on the market, it is secure to say that the

Galaxy S III needed to accomplish a real feat. The public’s expectations for the third Galaxy S flagship have been fairly excessive in 2012. Shortly put, the it was anticipated that the handset will pack sufficient {hardware} punch to sit down atop the Android meals chain and sport head-turning new design. Well, it met certainly one of these for certain. Spoiler alert: it was largely the {hardware} expectation.

True, the Galaxy S III did not look half-bad on the time, however its plastic, “nature-inspired” design was a far cry from the anticipated ceramic physique that many needed to see. Well, it was not the highest-quality system round in 2012, however it actually was one of the crucial succesful. With the attractive show and super-fluid efficiency, the Galaxy S III shone with its refined TouchWiz UI and total person expertise. 

Samsung Galaxy S4 (2013)

Released: April 27, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S III. Hold that picture in your thoughts, now think about an analogous system with a slimmer profile, extra highly effective {hardware}, and… higher in each different manner, truly. That’s the

Galaxy S4 for you. Apart from switching from roman to Arabic numerals, the S4 got here with a bigger show, speedier SoC, improved digital camera, and much more feature-rich TouchWiz UI, whereas being much more compact than its rapid predecessor.

On its personal, the Galaxy S4 was a terrific telephone, however was it a worthy improve for the S III homeowners on the market? Probably the improve was not that compelling, much more so once you bear in mind the variations between the SII and the SIII. Still, for individuals who have been simply then leaping on the Galaxy bandwagon, the Galaxy S4 was among the finest telephones for its time.

Samsung Galaxy S5 (2014)

With the

Galaxy S5, Samsung determined to spice issues up. Although the design remained largely the identical, the handset was the primary Samsung flagship to be water- and dust-resistant, borrowing these options from the S4 Active. The “glam” design of the rear cowl was not essentially the most interesting factor on the market, however nonetheless, it did its job superb – it attracted consideration.

All in all, the S5 was one more re-iteration of the profitable method that was introduced with the SIII, with the main target being on truly helpful {hardware} and software program options. True, gimmicky functionalities have been nonetheless a part of TouchWiz, however Samsung had toned them a bit this time round. Still, the Galaxy S5 remained universally critiqued for its uninspiring design.

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge (2015)

Keeping an ear near the bottom, Samsung actually stepped its design sport with the

Galaxy S6. Glass and metallic, intertwined in a slim physique that’s as eye-catchy because it will get. For the primary time right here, a brilliant sharp Quad HD panel arrives for a good crispier expertise: that is a full 2560 x 1440 pixels, greater than on most laptops on the time. Interestingly, Samsung abolished three options that many individuals cherished within the S5: the water safety, the detachable battery and the microSD card, and that led to a wave of criticism from some in the neighborhood. 

In each different manner, the Galaxy S6 was a considerable evolution step. A specs monster regardless of the place you look, the handset was no slouch within the {hardware} division. Software-wise, it confirmed us that when Samsung wills one thing, it is greater than able to attaining it – toned-down TouchWiz, virtually no pointless and gimmicky options, and a top-notch person expertise is all you bought. 

The S6 edge, however, launched the twin curved show characteristic, which was a primary for Samsung and the trade as an entire. It was arguably the extra attention-grabbing smartphone, with the display screen being among the many chief variations between the 2 telephones.

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge (2016)

Released: March 11, 2016

In 2016, Samsung had an everyday

Galaxy S7 and a radical, curved-screen

Galaxy S7 Edge that was greater and bolder. The two have been an evolution of the profitable S6 design and certainly, why change what folks cherished.

The greatest change in these telephones was most likely within the digital camera division: these have been the primary to undertake the Dual Pixel auto focus expertise that allowed the digital camera to focus extremely shortly. The S7 collection additionally delivered an enormous enchancment in low-light photographs and have been broadly thought-about as an enormous step ahead for smartphone pictures.

Samsung, nonetheless, felt the discontent with the choice to take away some options from the S6 and two of the eliminated options have been again within the S7 collection: it featured a water safety score and a microSD card for expandable storage, however the detachable battery that was faraway from the S6 collection was gone ceaselessly, by no means to return on a Galaxy S telephone.

Both telephones packed a punch with the highest specs for the time and the S7 Edge specifically was a finest vendor. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (2017)

Released: April 21, 2017

The Galaxy S8 collection arrived after a vastly profitable 12 months for Samsung and the S7 lineup. The

Galaxy S8 and the

Galaxy S8 Plus weren’t a revolutionary enchancment, however they did introduce a lot slimmer bezels on the entrance as Samsung moved the front-facing fingerprint sensor from the S7 collection to the again on the S8 household.

These have been additionally the primary telephones to return with Bixby, the unlucky Samsung assistant that by no means actually acquired well-liked and was extra of an annoyance than an enchancment. 

Apart from that, the Galaxy S8 household was powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, whereas in markets outdoors the US, it used Samsung’s personal Exynos 8895. 

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus (2018)

Released: March 16, 2018


Galaxy S9 and

S9 Plus arrived in 2018 and introduced an improved digital camera with twin aperture that promised higher low-light pictures, in addition to total enhancements in efficiency.

The S9 have been powered by the highest of the road chip for the time, the Snapdragon 845, within the United States (globally, telephones shipped with the Samsung-made Exynos 9810 chip) and had 4GB of RAM on the S9 and 6GB of RAM on the S9 Plus. On board storage stood at 64GB with the choice to develop by way of microSD playing cards.

One factor Samsung fastened this 12 months was the fingerprint sensor. The S8 collection had the fingerprint weirdly positioned to the aspect of the rear digital camera and customers would usually hit the digital camera lens as a substitute of the fingerprint scanner, plus it was a bit excessive and arduous to succeed in. On the S9, the fingerprint remains to be on the again of the telephone, however it’s beneath the digital camera the place it makes much more sense and is simpler to succeed in. 

Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10 Plus (2019)

Released: March 8, 2019

In 2019, for the primary time, Samsung launched three flagship telephones within the Galaxy S collection: the small

Galaxy S10, the big

Galaxy S10 Plus, and a brand new mannequin that targets these searching for a brilliant compact telephone that you would be able to simply use with one hand, the Galaxy S10e. These telephones launched a punch gap design that considerably slimmed down bezels.

All telephones share the identical Snapdragon 855 processor and a formidable for the time 128GB of on board storage, plus they stand out with providing options like a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot which have been eliminated by many producers in 2019.

The S10 and the S10 Plus introduce a brand new, triple-camera system that features an ultra-wide, a large and a telephoto lens, whereas the tremendous compact

Galaxy S10e didn’t have the telephoto lens.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra (2020)

Released: March 11, 2020

The Galaxy S20 collection concentrate on improved cameras that may zoom additional, in addition to the adoption of 5G connectivity throughout the vary and the addition of huge batteries. 

The collection are led by the S20 Ultra, a telephone that contains a considerably higher digital camera system than the

Galaxy S20 and

S20 Plus. The Ultra for the primary time on a Samsung telephone introduces a large 108-megapixel major digital camera sensor that mixes a number of pixels into one to create higher trying photographs and it’s also the primary Samsung telephone ever to return with a folded, periscope lens with a 4X native zoom and 10X Hybrid Optic lossless zoom, however then you possibly can even push all of it the way in which to a 100X utilizing digital zoom.

All three Galaxy S20 collection telephones provide assist for 5G, and so they arrive with massive batteries: a large, 5,000mAh one on the

Galaxy S20 Ultra, a 4,500mAh battery cell on the S20 Plus and a 4,000mAh cell on the S20.  The trio comes with the Snapdragon 865 processor within the United States (Exynos 990 in many of the remainder of the world) and a typical 12GB of RAM, plus you get a base storage of 128GB that you would be able to develop by way of microSD playing cards.

The S20 collection additionally mark the primary time Samsung removes the three.5mm headphone jack from its flagship collection.

Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra (2021)

Release date: January twenty ninth, 2020


Galaxy S21 collection is available in three flavors: the compact, 6.2″ Galaxy S21, the larger-screen, 6.7″

Galaxy S21 Plus, after which the even greater and bulkier 6.8″ S21 Ultra that additionally has essentially the most superior digital camera setup of the three.

All three telephones share so much in widespread: all are powered by the identical top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip (an Exynos 2100 processor when you dwell outdoors the US), all assist 120Hz quick refresh charges and all run on Android 11 with the Samsung’s customized One UI 3.1 that brings sleeker appears to be like and added performance. All three telephones additionally assist 5G connectivity.

And then come the variations. The Galaxy S21 and the S21 Plus have similar triple-camera setup, with a major, ultra-wide and a 3X hybrid zoom telephoto digital camera. In reality, they use the identical {hardware} because the S20 and S20+, however some enhancements have occurred in the way in which these cameras course of photographs. The S21 Ultra, nonetheless, is completely different: it contains a bigger major sensor, a 108-megapixel one, an ultra-wide shooter, after which, two telephoto zoom lenses, one at 3X zoom, and one other one of many periscope variety that gives 10X zoom. Combined with Samsung’s intelligent algorithms, you should utilize the latter digital camera to stand up to 100X zoom in photographs.

As for the batteries, the S21 comes with a 4,000mAh cell, the S21+ contains a 4,800mAh battery and the

S21 Ultra has a 5,000mAh battery capability. This 12 months, Samsung is eradicating the charger from the field, microSD card assist and MST assist in Samsung Pay, breaking with traditions established previously.