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Galaxy SA family of Android smartphones from Samsung introduced in 2010. The following year, Galaxy S was named European Smartphone of the Year and soon became the most popular Android phone on the market. In 2012, Samsung featured a 4.8" screen on its S III and accelerated the trend for larger displays (see phablet).
"Active" Ruggedized Models
Starting with S4, "Active" models are ruggedized Galaxy S phones. However, all Galaxy S models, starting with S7, are certified IP68 (see IP code). A brief description of all S models follows starting with the S4. See Galaxy Note, Google Nexus, Galaxy A, Galaxy C and Galaxy X.
ALL GALAXY S MODELS Max Storage Screen Weight Screen (GB)Model Size (oz.) Res. Int. Ext**S20 6.2" 5.8 3200x1440 128 --- S20+ 6.7" 6.6 3200x1440 512 1TB S20 Ultra 6.9" 7.8 3200x1440 512 1TB S10 5G 6.7" 7.0 3040x1440 256 --- S10+ 6.4" 6.2 3040x1440 1TB 512 S10 6.1" 5.5 3040x1440 512 512 S10e 5.8" 5.3 2280x1080 256 512 S9+ 6.2" 6.7 2960x1440 256 400 S9 5.8" 5.7 2960x1440 256 400 S8+ 6.2" 6.1 2960x1440 128 256 S8 5.8" 5.4 2960x1440 64 256 S7 Edge 5.5" 5.5 2560x1440 128 200 S7 5.1" 5.4 2560x1440 64 200 S6 Edge+ 5.7" 5.4 2560x1440 128 --- S6 Edge 5.1" 4.7 2560x1440 128 --- S6 5.1" 4.9 2560x1440 128 --- S5 5.1" 5.1 1920x1080 32 200 S4 5.0" 4.6 1920x1080 64 64 S III 4.8" 4.7 1280x720 64 64 S II 4.3" 4.0 800x480 32 32 S 4.0" 4.0 800x480 32 32 ** microSD External storage
Galaxy S20 (February 2020)
All models have low-band and mid-band 5G; Ultra has high-band (see 5G frequency bands). No more 3.5mm headphones jack, larger batteries, 120 Hz display and 8K video. 30x zoom on S20/S20+, 100x on Ultra.
Galaxy S10 - (April 2019)
S10 5G has massive 6.7" screen, 5G cellular and six cameras, including rear infrared camera to enhance depth for augmented reality (AR).
Galaxy S9 - (April 2018)
Similar to S8; however, S9 has a new camera with increased brightness and a more efficient processor for better battery life. Fingerprint sensor is easier to reach.
Galaxy S8 - (April 2017)
Physical home button dropped, and fingerprint reader moved to back. Curved screens and rotating toolbars like S7 Edge. S8+ taller than S7 Edge. Type C USB replaces Micro USB, and Samsung's Bixby added (see USB Type C and Bixby).
|In new Galaxy models, the screen can be switched to three resolutions. Lower resolutions save battery.|
Galaxy S7 (April 2016)
Dust and water-resistant. Slightly thicker and heavier. External SD card brought back, and non-removable battery bumped from 2,550 to 3,000 mAh (3,600 in Edge model). New camera sensor and faster auto-focus. See Galaxy S7 Edge.
|Always Available Time|
|The S7 introduced always-on time, date and battery level, which consumes very little power.|
Galaxy S6 (April 2015)
Slightly thinner, more refined case. Qi wireless charging added. No more replaceable battery or SD card. Fast battery charging and a minimum 32GB of storage. S6 Edge has curved screens (see Galaxy S6 Edge).
Galaxy S5 (April 2014)
Built-in heart rate sensor and fingerprint reader. 16MP photos with advanced modes; depth of field can be changed later. Waterproof for a short period in one meter of water, and S5 can be a baby monitor sending signals to Samsung smartwatch (see Samsung Gear).
Galaxy S4 (April 2013)
Slightly thinner. 13MP rear camera, automatic album creation and simultaneous front/back recording. Higher-capacity battery, infrared (IR) blaster for home theater. Support for hand motion scrolling and zooming. Eye tracking pauses video if user stops watching.
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