Samsung recently launched their 6th gen Galaxy S smartphones, and to commemorate this achievement, the Korean manufacturer has posted a video showcasing the history of its Galaxy S series on its official YouTube channel.
The new video gives us a glimpse of the major changes the Galaxy series has undergone over the years. The video titled “Galaxy S Series History”, takes us down the memory lane showcasing all smartphones in the Galaxy range starting with the Galaxy S launched back in 2010, to the latest Galaxy S6. Basically showing how the series has evolved over the years.
It all started with the Galaxy S, sporting 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display and a 5MP camera. The company’s first attempt to go head-on against the Apple iPhone, which was potentially a game changer in the smartphone industry. This was followed by the launch of the Galaxy S2 sporting a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor along with an 8MP camera. The S2 was quite a success bagging many awards, including the ‘Smartphone of the Year’ award at MWC Global Awards.
Samsung launched its next flagship the Galaxy S3, at its Unpacked event in 2012. The response to the Galaxy S3 was quite phenomenal, receiving 9 million pre-orders within two weeks after its unveiling. Over 10 million Galaxy S3s’ were sold in less than three months after its official launch. In 2013, the company launched the Galaxy S4, featuring a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a faster processor along with a 13MP camera unit.
Building upon the success of the Galaxy S3 and S4, the Galaxy S5 was launched in 2014 which was quite a disappointment. Not much had changed under the hood, which eventually ended up recording very disappointing sales.
Finally in 2015, Samsung launched not one but two flagships, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Samsung had to do something different to get back in the game, including a complete design overhaul and aesthetic changes. Unlike earlier phones in the Galaxy range, the Galaxy S6 doesn’t have a removable battery or a microSD slot. Samsung initially raised a few eyebrows as a result of these aesthetic changes, though it was totally worth it as its one of best-looking smartphones ever manufactured by the Korean giant.
Overall, the Galaxy series has undergone a series of changes over the years, some of them are totally worth it, while some have been utterly disappointing. What are your thoughts on the changes the Galaxy Series has undergone over the years?