Check out the evolution of cameras on Samsung phones in this new infographic

Check out the evolution of cameras on Samsung phones in this new infographic
Earlier today, Samsung posted a short teaser video to suggest that the camera of its next Galaxy (the Galaxy S6) will be great. Also today, the company revealed an infographic that walks us through the history of the cameras included in its phones over the years.

Samsung's first phone to feature a camera (a VGA one, to be exact), was called SCH-V200. This was released in South Korea in 2000, and it seems to be the world's first mobile phone with a built-in camera. Five years later, in 2005, Samsung introduced its first handset with a 7 MP camera: the SCH-V770. Fast forward to 2010, when the company's first Galaxy S smartphone was launched, bringing a 5 MP camera with Panorama Shot.

The following Galaxy models obviously brought improvements, not just in terms of Megapixels, but more importantly in terms of image and video quality. The last smartphone that Samsung is mentioning in the infographic is the Galaxy A5, which doesn't have a better rear camera than previous handsets (like the Galaxy S5 or Note 4), but comes with a 5 MP front-facing shooter that lets you take "attractive selfies in high-resolutuion", helped by features like Beauty Face and Wide Selfie.

Before checking out the infographic below, you should definitely also take a look at this article to see how image and video quality improved over time on Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, from the original Galaxy S to the Galaxy S5.

source: Samsung Tomorrow



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I remember in pic 4 when Panorama shots were a big thing. Man has mobile technology come a long way.

7. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

No mention of pixon 12 ??

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

samsung is pretty innovative. i remember those phones when i was little. wanted those so bad especially the 2002-2003 versions. other countries had some s**t ass phones.

13. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

Tell me about it, I had a sky phone from korea back in 2002 that were playing mp3s while kids here were wowing at polyphonic ringtones lol. You think samsung is king now? They were much more advanced than most competitiors back then.

3. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Wide selfie is a great bonus for me. While i am not a selfie guy, i still don't like asking people to take a shot for me and my family when we are out, so wide selfie is an ideal option for me. And Samsung has done a pretty good job with their software, the heart rate monitor acting as a shutter key, plus the fine stitching always deliver good pictures.

4. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Bottom Line people don't give Samsung the credit they deserve. They're number 1 because from the start they have innovated. How can people even fathom that Samsung could fall like Nokia and BlackBerry. Nokia singlehandedly fell because of one person who should have done everything they could of to save them. Blackberry is still pushing along but they're irrelevant today because they refused to make touch screen alternatives to android and ios years back. Samsung as a company could never fall victim to such stupidity. It's not in their nature.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

If you think it was one person, i have a bridge, space station, and moon to sell you. If they were doing awesome they would not have hired your scapegoat. I could tear the theory to shreds but people simple dont want to actually believe it was worse than just some trojan horse one man pony show. And with that, its why believing samsung mobile cant fall is a empty statement.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well, he is right and you are too. Here is where IMO, Nokia messed up. Sysbian was good for its time as was Palm OS. When phone hardware was driving to be better and they saw it was hard to adopt Symbian onto it, they should have reach for Android. Then next, they hired a CEO who said Windows is the way to go, yet again not adopting Android. I understand Nokia didn't want to be just another Android OEM, but they could have been number one with it at least until Samsung made a hit with the S. Who knows, if Nokia has madetop spot, Samsung may not have entered in, and even f they did the game would have had different top players. The way Symbian worked, adopting Android was simply a no-brainer. Android works pretty much in the same way as users weer already use too. They could hae kept the phones cheap. When I saw the N9 I was like, if that sucker had Android it would have sold 3 times as many devices as the Windows version (Lumia). Then the CEO basically finished what Nokia already had started. They started their own demised and the CEO they hired simply ran them as far down as possible until they didn't want ti anymore. Now Nokia is making some crap ugly Androids that look terrible. Even Samsung worse Android phones are better than the crap ugly Nokias. Elop was a Trojan horse, but that was simply to add insult to injury. Nokia was already bleeding when he came. Elop simply took a knife and finished the job. I could have saved Nokia, because I would have adopted Android and released the N9 with Android ICS. That alone would have sold 50M phones in its first year. How? Because I would have offered for anyone with a Nokia that is 2 years or less in age to bring them in and trade up to the new device free if you sign a 2 year. When you add up all the countries that had Nokia phones, like the Philippines or Europe, it was a winning hand and Nokia could have finally made a name in the USA.

11. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Thanks. But you proved my point for me. You said Nokia was bleeding before Elop. Wounds can heal. Android would have slowly healed Nokia. We'll never know, but it could have been an entirely different Market right now without him. I feel like Microsoft kinda needed Nokia and their mobile expertise to make Windows Phone appealing to the consumer. But I'm just a commenter. What do I know lol.

10. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Nokia wasn't in bad shape until Elop. I don't care what you have to sell me. Yea they were using old symbian and ignored the big changes that android and ios brought to the market. But Elop and Elop through Microsoft are responsible for Nokias demise. There are tons of articles and videos explaining the specifics. A lot of people got screwed on the Microsoft and Nokia deal. All I'm saying is my beloved Nokia had a chance. That chance was obliterated the second they gave him that position. It was their end at that moment.

5. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I really like the p735, v205 and e715, they were both innovative and stylish. The list reminded me the golden year of Samsung when they truly stood out from the crowd. The rotate camera, color screen, slider form factor and dual display. Man, what happen to them?

14. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

No more flip phones happened lol. But in all seriousness, yeah those cool looking phone days are few and far between now.

15. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lol what? do you expect them to make sliding phones and rotating cameras? hahaha man this is 2015 come on.

16. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Rotating camera and sliding design are just examples of what Samsung capable of 12+ years ago. And yes it is 2015 and what have they done lately?

17. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Notes? Phablets? Best Cameras? Amoleds? Services inside my phone? UHD? .... etc.

18. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I'm not saying nothing good comes out from samsung, just not great. Sure notes are popular, but I don't think they're the best. And I wouldn't say they got the best camera, that's debatable:) Amoleds is what everyone claims to be the best screen display, I guess I can't say the opposite? Since I used note 1, maybe just me, but I'm not super impress by it. Back to my original post, I'm actually more impress by samsung back then, than nowadays. Been a fan of their phones since the begining when Tmobile introduced the samsung s105, I'm just some what disappointed that's all.

19. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

well, yeah ... kinda all manufacturers now have "similar" specs and generally great phones the margin is no longer that big, so I get the point. my account name and my love for samsung products might make me look like a fanboy, but I'm the type of person that sticks to a brand as long as I find it the best available then suddently change to another one. so far, samsung ticks all the boxes for me, it has the most complete offering, some smartphones have bad cameras or not so good cameras or use TFT instead of led or have issues here and there ... what I look for in a phone is the camera the software and the features .. it's debatable where samsung is king and where it's not but we sure know the screen is amazing and so is the camera and the new look of touchwiz wipes the floor with other uis, well that's my opinion. and hey, yes amoled was not good on older samsung, it seemed dark as I remember but hey ever seen a galaxy s5 screen lighten up on full brightness next to a z3? I've seen it .. man the colors ... frankly? I'm wating for 3 phones this year .. S6 M9 and Z4 .. if they can match/top samsung and achieve success afterwards? I might get something other than samsung.. if it's still with the usual hiccups and stores here and there closing and rumors about brands being sold .. hey I'm sticking with samsung for one more year ..

20. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

As long as the phone gives you the overall best mobile experience, then it's always a good choice:)

6. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

The A5 looks so great... I would rather want samsung to stay on that design than hiving the "leaks" a try, coz those bezels are ruining it

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3187; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

No mention of the first camera to record 1080p video - Samsung i8910 (Symbian) also known as the Omnia HD Does anybody at PA know how to do proper research or do they just go by what's in Wikipedia?

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