From the OG to the Edge: evolution of the Samsung Galaxy S line (infographic)

The sixth iteration of Samsung's flagship Android handset was announced in Barcelona no long ago, as you might have heard. Waiting for the new Samsung Galaxy S model to be unveiled has become an annual event anticipated as much as the yearly updating of the Apple iPhone. And my, has Sammy's little boy become all grown up, with stellar hardware, and classy exterior.

The infographic on the right comes to show how the Samsung Galaxy S line started with the OG phone sporting a 4 inch, Super AMOLED screen and powered by a 1GHz processor. The Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, powered by a homegrown Exynos 7 Octa chipset. Along the way, the rear-facing camera has gone from 5 MP to 16 MP with OIS tech, while the RAM amount went from 1 GB to 3 GB.

As the infographic reminds us, it has been quite an evolutionary journey for Samsung's flagship Android handset over those years. And this year, the Samsung Galaxy S6 adds a touch finger scanner which will be used to authorize Samsung Pay - the system that works just like your credit or debit magnetic card anywhere those are accepted. Fun times.



1. TyrionLannister unregistered

LOL typo. S6 doesn't have 20 MP camera.

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

they fixed it lol

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


4. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

Maybe Galaxy S8 will have water resistance, memory card slot and FM Radio again (nothing new to the Galaxy S series, things any Xperia Z has since 2013). Galaxy S6 is a highly conformist move, no matter how beautiful or fast it is, it shows Samsung giving up their principles.

5. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Yes that is true but i hope this wasn't a bad move for samsung as i know allot of people that bought the s3/s4/s5 just because it had a removable battery. The sd cardslot will come back i guess but removable battery will be pretty hard with the metal and thickness of the newer gen phones.

9. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i think Samsung should go with the Note 4 back design. it works and it looks good.

12. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

I hope it was a bad move or they won't learn. No competition this year though. Disappointment .

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What principle. The principle is the end user. If the end user isn't happy, they won't buy it. PERIOD. The principle is listen to the hand that feeds you, not biting it. if you owned a business you'd understand. Apple is the only OEM who gets away with being a dictatorship. You either play by their rules or you don't play. As sales have shown, Windows and Android allow you to play by your own rules and thus both ruled their respective industries and meeting certain milestones way faster than any other company. After all, there are very few companies that can brag that they gave sold over 1B products. Apple has 2 product lines together that have sold over 1B devices. Google makes not a single device other than the Nexus and yet over 1B people use Android. Microosft has never made a coputer untilt he Surface, yet over 1B people use Windows. Apple jumped out with an OS long before Microsft. In fact Apple had a 5 year headstart. Can you tell that now. Apple didn't make the first smartphone, in fact the made the device device of its type with a full display and touchscreen nd no physical keyboard. They were simply the first to bring it to market. Can you tell that now? Android has over 1B smartphone sold and that sint ven counting tablets or other devices. Apple had a yet again 4 year head start on everyone else. Can you tell that now? Actually based on numbers, the combined sales of the original iPhone up to the 3GS were lower than the sales of the first Galaxy S from Samsung to give you an idea. Compaq sold more computers in 1.5 years than Apple did from day one. That's combining the sales of the Apple II family and the Mac. Maybe Apple should copy the success of Google, Microsoft and Samsung, instead of stealing and copying their ideas. After all, who decided to go flat on their UI? Why are their now more Android features in iOS? Because if you can't beat them, you join them and we know who actually set the industry standards and it isn't Apple.

7. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 885; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

After S2, the next best device was S5 and after that S6/S6 edge have taken things to new level.. Not a samsung fan, but new S6/ S6 edge looks killer & is fast.. No lags whatsoever.. Finally a samsung which looks good and feels awesome; runs smooth


Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I myself don't care bout removable battery or not nor sd card nor water resistant the only downside for me is the lack of an FM radio, other then that it seems a superb phone I'll have to wait for its release to see how it fairs n if it turned to be impressive as it appears n seems I'll get it

11. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

galaxy s2 ftw that phone was a true rock

13. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung ought to be on one our Old Tv Favourite "This is My Life" as from Better Phones that offered things the iPhones didn"t Offer,then to All of Sudden lose these on Supposed to be a Premium,Just Shows that Samsung from Pleasing Buyers they are Upsetting a lot of Buyers instead,losing the F.M Radio from Samsung just Showed they wanted to Copy the iPhones and now the Galaxy S6 just Shows the People who Work in the Mobile Section Always Had the iPhones in there Mind,So bye bye Samsung after letting Me Down

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The S1 and S2 had a lot of variants that had completely different designs. I still can't believe that the Samsung lawyers were that bad that they couldn't get the Galaxy S picture thrown out since the North American versions looked nothing like the one they got sued for.

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