The Galaxy S Series has cemented Samsung's place as one of world's smart phone giants. The 7th installment of the series, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, was officially released yesterday, March 11, 2016. If you've been a loyal Samsung fan since the very beginning, you've probably already registered for pre-order, quietly (or frantically; Those of us who have GAD or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, how are you holding up so far?) anticipating the arrival of your newest handset. While waiting, let's traipse down memory lane and see the improvements made so far to this flagship line.
Samsung Galaxy S
The Samsung Galaxy S was the phone that started it all, “it” being the war of the big, bad smartphones, with bullets fired mostly between Apple and Samsung. The Galaxy S, first released in June 2010, was designed to go against the iPhone 4. It ran on Android Eclair, had a 4-inch display and 1500mAh battery. Its camera was 5MP and had a single-core processor. It quickly became "King of the Androids", and was included in the Top 10 Gadgets of 2010.
Samsung Galaxy SII
In spring of the following year, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy SII, which was recognized as “Smartphone of the Year.” It was slimmer and much lighter than its predecessor, with a slightly bigger display at 4.3 inches, an 8MP camera, and 1650mAh battery that could pump out power for up to 10 hours of heavy usage. It was unanimously agreed that the second installment of the Samsung Galaxy S Series set the bar high for other smartphone manufacturers and cemented the Korean maker's position as Apple's top competitor.
Samsung Galaxy SIII
The Samsung Galaxy SIII made its debut in May 2012, and within a hundred days, more than 20 million units were sold worldwide. Its release brought about a pivotal turn in the battle between Samsung and the Cupertino giant, Apple. Because of overwhelming demand for the handset, there was a shortage of units more specifically in the United States. No wonder because the Samsung Galaxy SIII was a triumph not only in technical specs but in design as well. It ran on Android Ice Cream Sandwich with 16GB RAM and marked the first Samsung phone with the S Voice, Samsung's intelligent personal assistant. It was dubbed the “iPhone Killer,” because it put Samsung ahead of Apple in sales for Q3 of 2012.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung kept gaining momentum with the Samsung Galaxy S4. A worthy successor to the Samsung Galaxy SIII, this handset had an even wider display at 5 inches, 13MP camera, and 2GB RAM, plus an octa-core processor. It also had “Air Gestures” and “Air View,” which allowed functionality without actually touching the screen. Its remarkable battery is at 2600mAh, better than most of its peers, with at least 17 hours of talk time. It broke sales records by selling 4 million units within 4 days making it Samsung's fastest selling mobile phone. Guess 4's the magic number, eh?
Samsung Galaxy S5
Eclipsing Samsung Galaxy S4's sales records, the Samsung Galaxy S5 released in April 2011, sold 10 million units in just 25 days. Despite not having flashy upgrades and sticking to just minor but powerful upgrades from its previous installment, the Samsung Galaxy S5, an Android Kitkat smartphone, is a juggernaut in terms of battery life, primary camera resolution, and memory (16 and 32GB versions available, expandable up to 128GB). It was also made water and dust resistant. Check out Mobileshop.ae's offers on the Samsung Galaxy S5 here.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Described as their most revolutionary release yet, the Samsung Galaxy S6 was released in March 2015 with a version whose most striking feature is an edge-wrapped screen similar to Samsung Galaxy Note , hence the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. This release saw the epic change in external and UI design. The handset's body was transformed from plastic into a metal unibody frame with a glass back. Surely it gave the Samsung Galaxy S6 a sleek, premium feel overall. Its specs include an Android Lollipop OS, 16MP primary camera, 3GB RAM, 2550mAh battery, and an octa-core processor. Click here and here for Mobileshop.ae's Samsung Galaxy S6 offers.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
This year, Samsung releases the latest additions to the Samsung Galaxy S line—the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Why is this the best Samsung flagship yet? Here's why: Android Marshmallow OS, IP68-certified dust and water resistant body, 32 and 64GB internal storage, 5.1 inch display for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and 5.5 inch display for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Always On feature, Do Not Disturb mode and recording feature for gaming, and 3000mAh battery. That's a winning mobile device right there, folks.
It seems like Samsung has really made it better and better for every Galaxy S iteration, thus making this flagship line truly a force to reckon with. Watch out for the best offer on the Samsung Galaxy S7 only on Mobileshop.ae!