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Samsung Electronics: Features, Modifications and Release Dates of the Samsung Galaxy S Iterations

     Samsung Galaxy S series

The Samsung Galaxy S' are series of Android-powered smartphones produced by Samsung Electronics of South Korea- Asia part of the world. Samsung Galaxy S series consists of Samsung Galaxy S9 series, S8 series, S7 series, S6 series, S5, S4, S3, S2 - stratosphere, S2, and S.

Samsung Galaxy
General Features of the Galaxy Series
Developer : Samsung Electronics
Type: Smartphones and tablets
Date of Release: 4th June, 2010 till date
Operating system: Android
Processor: Samsung Exynos or Qualcomm.

The series consisted initially of smartphones and the first brand- the Samsung Galaxy S, was announced in March, 2010 and released for sale in June, 2010. Since the release of the Samsung Galaxy Series in 2013, it has been Samsung's flagship smartphones alongside the Samsung Note phablet(an intermediate between mobile phones and tablet) smartphone which was released in 2011, the Galaxy Series has co-existed with the Galaxy Notes' as being Samsung's flagship smartphones.

Samsung later expanded the Galaxy Series to tablet computers with the announcement of the first-generation Galaxy Tab S in June 2014 and was released July, 2014. The latest Samsung Galaxy S series smartphones are the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+, both were released on the 16th March, 2018, and the latest tablet is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 released in March 2017.

Samsung Galaxy S

  The original Samsung Galaxy S which the first invention in the Samsung Galaxy S line flagship smartphone was announced in March 2010 and was later released in June 2010.
samsung galaxy s
samsung galaxy s

Display: 4.0" Super AMOLED display with 480x800 pixel resolution
Processor: Samsung Exynos 3
Storage size: Between 2 and 16 GB (expandable)
RAM: 512 MB
Battery: 1500 mAH (not in-built)

 Samsung Galaxy S II

 Samsung electronics announced the Galaxy S II on 13 February 2011 and was  released later in the year.
samsung galaxy

Display: 4.3" or 4.5" Super AMOLED display with 480x800 pixel resolution
Processor: Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Texas Instruments OMAP4430, or Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060
Storage: 16 or 32 GB (expandable)
Battery: 1650 or 1800 mAH (removable)

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II

Samsung announced the Galaxy Stratosphere II on 12 November 2012.

Display: 4.0" Super AMOLED display with 800x480 pixel resolution
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Storage: 8 GB (expandable- up to 32GB microSD)
Battery: 1800 mAH (removable)

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy S III on 3 May 2012. It features ;
[1] a multiwindow feature whereby users can use two apps simultaneously (available from Android 4.1),
[2] an "Ambient Light" feature whereby the screen brightness can automatically adjust to the light level,
[3] a "Smart Stay" feature that can prevent the phone's screen from turning off by looking at the phone,
[4] a personal assistant called S Voice,
[5] the ability to tag faces in the phone's gallery
[6] an "S Beam" feature to transfer files via NFC,
[7] a LED light on the front of the phone that notify users. A feature whereby users can accomplish tasks by moving the phone,
[8] 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 (not in-built)

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 allows the phone to be a universal remote control, a smart Program feature that would pause videos when no one's looking at the screen and play once you look at the screen.
• a "Smart Rotation" feature whereby the screen rotation blocks itself by detecting the user's face
• a "Smart Scroll" feature whereby webpages would automatically scroll by tilting the head of the device
• a "Story Album" feature
• a barometer to measure the atmospheric pressure
• the ability to measure the ambient(surroundings) 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.
samsung galaxy s4

The Galaxy S4 was introduced with so many features hence, the phone was called feature creep and was also called innovation by some.
Display: 5.0" Super AMOLED display with 1080x1920 pixel resolution
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5410 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Storage: 16, 32 or 64 GB (expandable)
Battery: 2600 mAH (replaceable)

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 battery usage
• USB 3.0
• It removes the temperature sensor, humidity sensor, and "Story Album" feature from the Galaxy S4.
samsung galaxy s5
samsung galaxy s5

Display: 5.1" Super AMOLED display with 1080x1920 pixel resolution
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5422, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, or Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Storage: 16, 32 or 64 GB (expandable)
RAM: 2 or 3 GB
Battery: 2800 mAH (replaceable)

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 announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on 1 March 2015. On 13 August 2015, the Galaxy S6 edge+ was announced along side 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 interface with themes
• It also features a new metal and glass build.
• It also has a 16 megapixels camera which gives you quality photoshoots.
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.
samsung galaxy s6
samsung galaxy s6

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+)- inbuilt

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 improved 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 s7
samsung galaxy s7

Display: 5.1" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2560 pixel resolution (Galaxy S7); 5.5" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2560 pixel resolution (Galaxy S7 edge)
Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Storage: 32, 64, or 128 GB (expandable)
Battery: 3000 mAH (Galaxy S7); 3600 mAH (Galaxy S7 edge) - [in-built]

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.
Display: 5.8" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2960 pixel resolution (Galaxy S8); 6.2" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2960 pixel resolution (Galaxy S8+).
samsung galaxy s8
samsung galaxy s8

Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage: 64 or 128 GB
Battery: 3000 mAH (Galaxy S8); 3500 mAH (Galaxy S8+) - {removable}
Brand Colors: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, or Maple Gold

Samsung Galaxy S9

The release of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ were announced on 25 February 2018 at the Mobile World Congress and was said to feature:
•an improved camera, redesigned back panel and improved internals.
 • The fingerprint scanner on the back is relocated to below the rear-facing camera,
• and the earpiece becomes an additional speaker for stereo sound.
samsung galaxy s9
samsung galaxy s9

Display: 5.8" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2960 pixel resolution (Galaxy S9); 6.2" Super AMOLED display with 1440x2960 pixel resolution (Galaxy S9+).
Processor: Samsung Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Storage: 64, 128 or 256 GB (expandable)
RAM: 4 GB (Galaxy S9); 6 GB (Galaxy S9+)
Battery: 3000 mAh (Galaxy S9); 3500 mAh (Galaxy S9+) - [in-built]
Colors: Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Titanium Gray,, Coral Blue.

   Samsung Galaxy Tab series

Samsung Galaxy Tab S

The first generation Galaxy Tab S was announced on  June 12, 2014. The tablet comes in two sizes, an 8.4-inch version and a 10.5-inch version.
Samsung galaxy tab S
Samsung galaxy tab S

Display: 8.4" Super AMOLED display with 1600x2560 pixel resolution (8.4-inch version); 10.5" Super AMOLED display with 1600x2560 pixel resolution (10.5-inch version).
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (both versions), Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (both versions), or Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433 (10.5-inch version)
Storage: 16 or 32 GB (expandable)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S2 series on the 20th July, 2015. It comes in two series- an 8.0-inch version and a 9.7-inch version.
Samsung galaxy tab S2
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.

Samsung galaxy tab S3
Samsung galaxy tab S3

Display: 9.7" Super AMOLED display with 1536 x 2048 pixel resolution
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Storage: 32 GB (expandable)
Battery: 6,000 MAh.
 In conclusion, Samsung smartphones [Galaxy series] has basically all features you as a user would need for optimal satisfaction, depending on the series you go for.


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