Samsung’s Galaxy History
Samsung’s Galaxy brand is one of the most wanted bands for people to buy. The company’s latest handsets, the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8 Plus and the Galaxy Note 8, have sold like hot cakes, making Samsung to record Q3 2017 profits with a total of $13 billion operating profit.
Samsung is dominating android smartphone market in the world andis now the most popular Android phone maker, by far. This success is entirely built on the company’s Galaxy brand.
Samsung Galaxy S History
The Korean electronics giant released Samsung Galaxy (Samsung i7500) in June 2009 and started its first giant step in android market. The phone was not the first android smartphone in the world. HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1 was the first android smartphone in the world.
Powered by a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7200A CPU and an Adreno 130 GPU, Samsung Galaxy i7500 sported a 3.2-inch AMOLED display, 8GB of built-in storage and completed with a 5MP camera.
Samsung released the Galaxy S over a year later, in June 2010. The S stands for success. The phone has sold over 24 million units worldwide. Samsung Galaxy S was a high-end, premium Android smartphone, powered by a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and was equipped with a 5-megapixel camera. The 4-inch android smartphone was then considered as credible competition for the HTC Desire and the iPhone 4.
Samsung then released the Galaxy S2 in the summer of 2011. The Galaxy S2 has made Samsung as one of the top android smartphone maker in the world. The phone was released on all of the major U.S. carriers. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, the phone was equipped with an 8-megapixel camera. It was sold more than 40 million handsets since release.
In May 2012, Samsung released the Galaxy S3. It had bigger screen and was powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos 4412 CPU. The 4.8 inch Galaxy S3 had super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280. Weighting 133g, the phone originally came with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The 2,100mAh battery was good for eight hours or so of heavy use. The Galaxy S3 was so success and has became one of the best smartphone at that time.
Samsung Galaxy S4 arrived in April 2013. The 5-inch phone had 1080 x 1920 Super AMOLED screen, and arrived with an upgraded 13MP camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and a 2,600mAh battery.
In 2014 Samsung released the Galaxy S5 with a faster CPU (2.5GHz) and larger screen (5.1-inch). The phone was also equipped with 16MP camera and was powered by 2,800mAh battery. The next year, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge arrived with Exynos 7420 octa-core chipset, backed up by a Mali-T760MP8 GPU and 3GB of RAM under the hood. The curvy display of the Galaxy S6 Edge has captured the world’s attention.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge arrived in February 2016. These phones are powered by an upgraded octa-core Exynos 8890 chipset (except in the US, where it had a Snapdragon 820) alongside Mali-T880 MP12 graphics and 4GB of RAM. With 3,000mAh battery the phone offered a full day’s charge.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are the company’s latest handsets that offer edge-to-edge Infinity Display. The phone arrives with IP68, equipped with 12MP primary cameras and powered by Exynos 8895 octa-core chipset or the Snapdragon 835 in the US, 4GB of RAM, and Mali-G71 MP20 GPU.
Samsung is currently rumored to produce the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus next year. However, little is known about Samsung’s next-generation handset.
Samsung Galaxy Note History
Not only the Galaxy S series, Samsung also famous for its Galaxy Note series. All Galaxy Note models ship with a stylus pen and incorporate a pressure-sensitive Wacom digitizer. The Korean Tech Giant launched the original Galaxy Note in October 29, 2011. Today, we have the Galaxy Note 8 with its impressive specs and features. Now let’s take a look at the history of Samsung Galaxy Note series.
The original Galaxy Note had 5.3-inch AMOLED display with 800 x 1280 resolution (285 PPI) and was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Scorpion APQ8060, Qualcomm Adreno 220, 1GB of RAM with 16/32 GB flash memory and up to 64GB microSD card slot. Powered by 2500 mAh battery, the phone was equipped with 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera.
The first Galaxy Note was released at the same year with the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 7.0. It was sold around 10 million units worldwide while the Galaxy Note II was sold around 30 million units worldwide since its released in September 26, 2012.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was launched on September 25, 2013. The 5.7-inch phablet was powered by 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB ROM and 3,200 mah removable battery. Equipped with 13-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera. The Note 3 was sold 5 million in first month, and 10 million in 2 months.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was launched on October 17, 2014. It had 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560×1440 resolution (518 PPI), and was powered by 2.7Ghz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM with 32 GB storage as well as microSDXC up to 128 GB. Powered by 3,220 mAh removable battery, the Note 3 was equipped with 16-megalpixel rear camera and 3.7-megapixel front camera. The Phablet was sold 4.5 million in first month.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was launched on August 21, 2015. The 5.7-inch phablet had Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution (515 PPI), and was powered by 64-bit Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 7420, Mali-T760 MP8 GPU, 4GB RAM, as well as 32, 64, or 128 GB internal storage options.
Powered by 3,000mAh non-removable battery, the Galaxy Note 5 ran Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and has been updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Which was launched on August 19th, 2016, was a disaster for Samsung. The 5.7-inch phablet with Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution (518 PPI) was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530 GPU with 4GB RAM, 64 GB storage, and up to 256 GB microSDXC.
Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 after several reports of devices exploding. It was banned from flights across the globe. The company then released the Note 7’s Coral Blue and Galaxy Note 7 FE (south Korea). Samsung has sold at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units before the recall.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the company’s current note series which was launched in August 23, 2017. It has 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution (521 PPI) and is powered by Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540 GPU, 64 GB storage in North America, 64, 128 or 256 GB storage globally, 6GB RAM and up to 256 GB microSDXC. This is the first Samsung smartphone to feature a dual-lens camera system and 6GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Histories
Beside the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Note series, Samsung also produces the Galaxy Tab series, the company’s Android-based tablet computers. The first Galaxy Tab series, called Samsung Galaxy Tab, was launched on 2 September 2010 at the IFA in Berlin.
Samsung Galaxy Tab series is almost similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note series except without the Samsung S-Pen stylus. The first edition of the Tab series has 7-inch display but then Samsung made available other models with different display size, 7.7 inch, 8.9 inch and 10.1 inch. The tablet was then renamed as the Galaxy Tab 7.0.
The Galaxy Tab 7.0. was powered a single core 1 GHz Exynos processor. It was the first Android-powered tablet to be released. It ran Android 2.2 Froyo when it was first launched and was upgraded to Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 in February 2012.
The second generation of Samsung Galaxy Tab was Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with two varians, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. These tablets were powered by a TI OMAP4430 1.0 GHz dual-core, and ran Samsung’s TouchWiz software on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and have been updated to Android 4.1 and 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, the third generation of the Galaxy Tab series, was announced on April 2013 at the Computex in June 2013. The tablet was first arrived with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The tablet has access to Samsung apps such as S Voice, S Planner.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, The company’s fourth Galaxy Tab generation, was all announced ahead of the Mobile World Congress in April 2014. The tablet is available in three different sizes, 7.0 inch, 8.0 inch and 10.1 inch models. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 series are powered by same 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM.
In 2014, Samsung released the high-end models, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro with three varians, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, and the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2. These high end tablets were announced alongside the Galaxy Note tablets namely the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2.
In the same year, Samsung also announced ultra high-end models, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Samsung Galaxy Tab E was also launched in 2014.
In 2015, Samsung Galaxy Tab A was released. The tablet is available in three models, 7 inch , 8 inch and 9.7 inch models. The tablet is designed to resemble Samsung Galaxy A series phones and is the first Samsung tablet that come loaded with the free versions of Microsoft Office, including OneNote and OneDrive.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the company’s second generation ultra high-end tablet models. The tablet arrives with two varians, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7. and was released in September 2015 alongside with the company’s Galaxy S6.
Samsung Galaxy User Manual
A downloadable and printable Samsung Galaxy S user guide as well as Samsung Galaxy Note user guide are available for you, completed with the new specs and features of each models. Learn more on how to get started with your new Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series with this Samsung Galaxy user manual.
The user manual guide you need are available for download in many languages, from the company’s latest Galaxy S handsets to the older models. Learn more about how to install the SIM or USIM card, how to charge, how to insert a memory card, how to turn the device on and off or how to lock and unlock the device.
Samsung Galaxy Manual PDF
Wonder how to use the new features available on each Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Note series? Don’t worry we have Samsung Galaxy manual PDF available for download for each models. Learn more on how to use the new touch screen, indicator icons, new notifications and quick setting panels or new Home and Apps screens on this user guide.
Personalizing your Samsung Galaxy handset is easy. You can switch to easy mode, managing the Home and Apps screens as you wish, change the screen lock method, set your favorite wallpaper, change your favorite ringtones and of course set up your accounts. Samsung Galaxy manual PDF is all you need for this.
Useful tips and tricks on how to maximize the use of your handset will also be available on this Samsung Galaxy user guide. Download and read our Samsung Galaxy Manual PDF and master your new Samsung device.
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