The smartphone industry has witnessed an amazing growth in the past four to five years with the invention of new technology in various departments. In this case, Samsung has been a front-runner when it comes to innovation and trying something new on their mobile phones. Moreover, Samsung is one of the few OEM's that caters mobiles in all the segments -- budget, mid-range and high-end.
The company experiments the new things only on their high-end flagships before launching under the banner Galaxy S series. In this article, we have compiled the evolution of Samsung S series.
Samsung Galaxy S
The most successful path for Samsung started with the announcement of Galaxy S in 2010. At that time, this smartphone sported a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, with its home-baked Hummingbird chipset, which also made its debut alongside the device. Even though it was not perfect, this very smartphone laid the foundation for the other successful smartphones as we know now.
Samsung Galaxy SII
This is the second flagship in the Galaxy S series launched on April 28, 2011 and the successor to the Galaxy S smartphone. Codenamed Galaxy S II, it has been awarded as the "Smartphone Of The Year" at Mobile World Congress in 2012. At that time, it was the thinnest smartphone with 8.49mm and snappy processor. This smartphone got affected by its uninspiring design, which Samsung didn't rectify till it was too late.
Samsung Galaxy SIII
Launched around May 22, 2012, the Galaxy SIII came in a plasticky body, which was not the highest-quality device around in 2012. However, this has been compensated by its super fast performance, refined TouchWiz UI, and overall user experience.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 on April 27, 2013, with some noteworthy internal upgrade on the same body as its predecessor. This device got criticised for its design even though it has some amazing internals, refined TouchWiz, and some compelling features. Here, Samsung doesn't care to rectify its mistake on the design front, which paved the path for the failure of its successor too.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Carrying the same mistakes, Samsung stepped into the next year with another flagship called Galaxy S5 only to fail magnificently. This is the first smartphone in the Galaxy S series to come equipped with water and dust resistant features. Even though it had brilliant hardware and software features, the impressions of this phone went down solely on the design.
Samsung Galaxy S6 series
Samsung learned its lesson from the past experience and launched the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones with appealing design language. Replacing the plastic things, both these device came with glass and metal.
Even though the processor and features were good, this smartphone got criticism for its worst battery life and unexpandable memory. Leaving out the criticism, Galaxy S6 was one of the interesting smartphones at that time, where it introduced the dual curved display feature, which was a first for Samsung and the industry as a whole.
Samsung Galaxy S7 series
Taking the goods from the S6 series smartphones, Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 series of a smartphone with some noteworthy upgrades, which made it one of the best smartphones of its times. It has all the features including a snappy processor, amazing cameras, and a decent battery life too. Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones got differentiated by the display size as the latter is bigger and has a dual curved screen too.
Samsung Galaxy S8 series
The latest flagship from the Samsung S series is the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones. It is the first smartphones in the Galaxy S portfolio to sport a display of 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Both the smartphones were more or less similar, with the difference in battery capacity, dimensions, and screen size of the Infinity Display.
One of the biggest highlight features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is the Bixby virtual assistant. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ support wireless charging as well as fast charging. Another noteworthy feature is that both these smartphones come with iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, and facial recognition for smartphone unlocking purpose.