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|4 June 2010; 7 years ago (2010-06-04)|
The Samsung Galaxy S series is a line of high-end Android smartphones and tablets by Samsung Electronics. The first device in the series, the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, was announced by Samsung in March 2010 and released in June of that year.
Since the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone in 2011, the Galaxy S line has co-existed with the Galaxy Note line as being Samsung's flagship smartphones.
On 12 June 2014, Samsung announced the first-generation Galaxy Tab S tablets. These were later released on 2 July 2014.
Samsung Galaxy S
The original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone was announced in March 2010 and released in June 2010.
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung announced the Galaxy S II on 13 February 2011.
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung announced the Galaxy S III on 3 May 2012. It features a multiwindow feature whereby users can use two apps simultaneously (available from Android 4.1), an "Ambient Light" feature whereby the screen brightness can automatically adjust to the light level, a "Smart Stay" feature that can prevent the phone's screen from turning off by looking at the phone, a personal assistant called S Voice, the ability to tag faces in the phone's gallery, an "S Beam" feature to transfer files via NFC, an LED light on the front of the phone that can be used for notifications, a "Motion Gestures" feature whereby users can accomplish tasks by moving the phone, and color point effects for the camera.
- Display: 4.8" Super AMOLED display with 720x1280 pixel resolution
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960, or Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228
- Storage: 16, 32, or 64 GB (expandable)
- RAM: 1, 1.5, or 2 GB
- Battery: 2100 mAH (replaceable)
Samsung Galaxy S4
The Galaxy S4 was first announced by Samsung on 14 March 2013. Improvements over its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, include an IR blaster that allowed the phone to be a universal remote control, a "Smart.Program feature that would pause videos when nobody was looking at the screen, a "Smart Rotation" feature whereby the screen rotation blocked itself by detecting the user's face, a "Smart Scroll" feature whereby webpages would automatically scroll by tilting the head or device, a "Story Album" feature, a barometer to measure the altitude level, the ability to measure the ambient temperature, the ability to measure the ambient humidity percentage, a one-handed mode (available via update), the ability to increase the sensitivity for usage with gloves, an "Air View" feature that allows information to be shown by hovering the screen without touching it, an "Air Gesture" feature" whereby users can control the device by moving the hand over the phone, the option to adapt the phone to an optimal display and optimal sound, the ability to take a photo and record up to nine seconds of sound, the ability to take a fast-motion photo and make a repeat effect, the ability to take a photo and animate it, and the ability to erase parts of a photo.
The Galaxy S4 was introduced with so many features the phone was called feature creep and called innovation by some.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced on 24 February 2014. It improves upon the Galaxy S4 by adding a heart rate monitor, IP67 water resistance, a fingerprint scanner, the ability to record 4K videos, the ability to take better photos in low light levels, a "Download Booster" feature to increase download levels to the maximum bandwidth allowed, the ability to restrict the usage of battery by limiting the phone's usage, and USB 3.0. It removes the temperature sensor, humidity sensor, and "Story Album" feature from the Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy S6
The Samsung Galaxy S6 series features three phones: the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+. Samsung first announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on 1 March 2015. On 13 August 2015, Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 edge+, along with the Galaxy Note5. The Galaxy S6 series improves upon its predecessors by adding the ability to quickly and wirelessly charge the phone, virtual reality (compatible with the Galaxy Gear VR), a "Smart Manager" feature, and the ability to customize the interface with themes. It also features a new metal and glass build.
The Galaxy S6 series removes several features from its predecessors, such as the microSD slot, a removable battery, Air Gesture, Air View, Smart Pause, Smart Rotation, Smart Scroll, the one-handed mode, Sensitivity, and USB 3.0 support. In addition, the batteries in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are smaller than the battery in the Galaxy S5.
- Display: 5.1" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2560 pixel resolution (Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge); 5.7" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2560 pixel resolution (Galaxy S6 edge+)
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
- Storage: 32, 64, or 128 GB
- RAM: 3 GB (Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge); 4 GB (Galaxy S6 edge+)
- Battery: 2550 mAH (Galaxy S6); 2600 mAH (Galaxy S6 edge); 3000 mAH (Galaxy S6 edge+)
Samsung Galaxy S7
The Samsung Galaxy S7 series, which consists of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, was announced on 21 February 2016. They improve upon the Galaxy S6 by adding an always-on display to optionally show information while the screen is off, a "Dual Pixel" camera feature for faster autofocus, improved low-light photos, and IP68 water resistance. (The Galaxy S5 had IP67 water resistance; however, the Galaxy S6 lacked this feature.) It also includes a microSD card reader, which had been present on the Galaxy S5 and earlier iterations of the Galaxy S line but was not present on the Galaxy S6. However, the IR blaster was removed from the Galaxy S7, and the camera in the Galaxy S7 has 12 megapixels, down from the Galaxy S6's 16 megapixels.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphones on 29 March 2017. They feature an iris scanner, which was not present on the Galaxy S7 phones. S Voice has also been replaced by Bixby. In addition, the microUSB port has been replaced by a USB-C port, and the physical home button and capacitive buttons have been replaced by on-screen keys.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
- Display: 8.0" Super AMOLED display with 1536x2048 pixel resolution (8.0-inch version); 9.7" Super AMOLED display with 1536x2048 pixel resolution (9.7-inch version)
- Storage: 32 or 64 GB (expandable)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S3 on 26 February 2017. Unlike the Galaxy Tab S and Galaxy Tab S2, the Galaxy Tab S3 only comes in one size, a 9.7-inch model.
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