Samsung’s Galaxy S series is a line of flagship Android smartphones and tablets, including the discontinued Galaxy Note series and the foldable Galaxy Fold. The first device, the Samsung Galaxy S, was released in 2010 and the Galaxy Tab series followed in 2014.
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Samsung Galaxy S23
The Samsung Galaxy S23 was announced on February 1, 2023 and released on February 17, 2023. The phones come in six colors for the S23 and S23+ models (Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, and Lime) and eight colors for the S23 Ultra (Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Lime, Sky Blue, and Red). The phones feature a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with HDR10+ support, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chip, 8-12 GB of RAM, 128-512 GB of storage, and a 3900-5000 mAh Li-Po battery. The S23 and S23+ support 25W fast charging while the S23 Ultra supports 45W fast charging. The phones run on Android 13 with Samsung’s One UI 5.1 software. The S23 Ultra also features an S Pen.
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung announced the Galaxy S22 series on 9 February 2022, with the S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra. The series features a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, glass backs and flattened frames, a built-in S Pen for the S22 Ultra, 1-120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 45W charging speed, 1750 nits and Armor Aluminum and Gorilla Glass Victus+ for the S22+ and S22 Ultra, and various camera and battery specs for each device.
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series are a line of Android-based smartphones released in 2021. They include the base S21, the S21+, the camera-focused S21 Ultra, and the mid-range S21 FE. The phones have improved specifications, a display with a 120 Hz adaptive refresh rate, a camera system with 8K video recording, and a super-resolution zoom of 30-100x. The S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra were released in the US and Europe on 29 January 2021, while the S21 FE was released globally on 7 January 2022. The S21 was succeeded by the S22 in February 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung released the Galaxy S20 series in February 2020, which included the S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and later the S20 FE. The series features 8K video recording, 120 Hz refresh rate, triple or quad rear cameras, Infinity-O Display, HDR10+ Video Recording, USB 3.2, 5G Connectivity and 25-45W Super Fast Charging depending on the model.
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung released the Galaxy S10 series in February 2019 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the S Series lineup. It has many new features such as an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, ultra wide lens, reverse wireless charging, 5G and Samsung’s first hole-punch selfie camera design. The series features different sizes and specs, such as the S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G and S10 Lite, and all have features such as triple or quad rear cameras, Infinity-O Display and HDR10+ Video Recording. In 2020, the Galaxy S20 series was released, featuring 8K video recording and a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Samsung Galaxy S9
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were released in 2018 with improved features like a relocated fingerprint scanner, stereo earpiece, variable aperture camera, Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and a powerful processor. It also supports recording in 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, and slow-motion at 960fps, and has an 8MP front camera and 12MP back camera. Battery capacity is 3000 mAh for the S9 and 3500 mAh for the S9+.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on 27 March 2017, featuring an iris scanner, USB-C 3.0 port, on-screen keys, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, Samsung DeX, 5.8″ and 6.2″ Super AMOLED displays, Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 processor, 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 12 and 8 megapixel cameras, and 3000 and 3500 mAh non-replaceable batteries.
Samsung Galaxy S7
The Samsung Galaxy S7 series, released in February 2016, features an always-on display, faster autofocus, improved low-light photography, water resistance and a microSD card reader, a single-handed operation mode, 12 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, 32, 64 or 128 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 4K UHD video recording, and a 3000 or 3600 mAh non-replaceable battery.
Samsung Galaxy S6
The Samsung Galaxy S6 series was released in 2015. It consisted of four phones with improved features such as quick charging, virtual reality compatibility, and a customizable interface. It has a metal and glass build and removed some long-term features from its predecessors such as a microSD card slot and water protection. It is the first main model phone to feature optical image stabilization and dedicated camera quick launcher. It also uses a nano-SIM card and has a 5.1″ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was released in 2014, featuring a heart rate monitor, water resistance, fingerprint scanner, 4K video recording, improved low light photography, download booster, battery restricting capabilities, USB 3.0, and a user-replaceable battery. It is the last Samsung phone in the Galaxy S series with a micro-SIM card and the first with a task key instead of an option key.
Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was released in 2013 and sold over 80 million units, making it one of the most popular S series phones. It features infrared and Smart Pause, Smart Rotation, Smart Scroll, Story Album, and other features. It is also the first Samsung phone to include a thermometer and hygrometer. It has a 5.0″ Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, and 2600 mAh battery. Variants include the S4 Active, Mini, and Zoom.
Samsung Galaxy S3
The Samsung Galaxy S3, released in 2012, sold over 70 million units and featured a split-screen feature, a personal assistant called S Voice, wireless charging support, a rear camera with eight megapixels, a 4.8″ Super AMOLED display, and a 2100 mAh battery. It was the first Samsung phone with wireless charging support and the rear camera had the ability to take photos while filming.
Samsung Galaxy S2
In February 2011, Samsung released the Galaxy S2 smartphone with a 4.3″ or 4.5″ Super AMOLED display, resolution of 480×800 pixels, Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Texas Instruments OMAP4430, or Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060 processor, 16/32 GB of storage (expandable), 1 GB of RAM, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, 1650 or 1800 mAh battery, back cover replaceable, USB On-The-Go, Mobile High-definition Link, and MicroSD-HC Cards (up to 32 GB). In 2013, a “Plus” variant was released with 8 GB of storage, TouchWiz “Nature UX” user interface, and a brushed dark blue colour variant.
Samsung Galaxy S
The Samsung Galaxy S from 2010 was a smartphone released in June 2010 featuring a 4.0″ Super AMOLED display, Samsung Exynos 3 processor, 2-16 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 1500 mAh battery, and a 5 megapixel back camera and 0.3 megapixel front camera. It also has a replaceable back cover, and a Micro SD Card with up to 32 GB expandable storage. It is operated through touch sensors for navigation keys, without a dedicated camera shutter button.