Starting from the very first model, Samsung equipped its flagship Galaxy S with top developments and revolutionary technologies. What will be S10 and whether it will set a new fashion, we learn very soon? In the meantime, remember the innovations that brought to the market the previous smartphones of this series.
Samsung Galaxy S (2010): all your own, native
The first model outlined two main trends of the famous line. First, Samsung's proprietary chip. Before getting the proud name Exynos 3110, it had the marking S5PC110 and the code name Hummingbird. Of course, the support was a match — video accelerator PowerVR SGX 540 and DAC Wolfson WM8994.
Secondly, the branded display is Super AMOLED. Galaxy S inherited it from the Wave model, and then the screen became one of the "killer features" of all the flagships of the manufacturer. While no-frills like the rounded sides and the ability to bend, but with a solid at the time the resolution of the four-inch display-as much as 800x480 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy S II (2011): high-quality audio and video
The second model of the line did without visible innovations, but only at first glance. Performance increase and memory usage, the expected firmware update, increase the display size, and reducing the thickness of the hull - all this complements two important functions.
The device was reading music of FLAC format, which none of the competitors had at the OS level. Except for the tablet 3.1 Honeycomb, the idea picked up only six months later with the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Another useful solution was the support of MHL - 1080p video transmission to a TV without compression, via a micro-USB HDMI adapter.
Samsung Galaxy s III (2012): redesign and contactless
Perhaps the main feature of the third " galaxy "is the departure (according to some, unsuccessful) from the design in the spirit of"circled iPhone". At the same time, Galaxy s III was among the first Android smartphones with voice assistant S Voice. The front end taught to follow with his eyes to the display from turning off while looking at him.
The gadget is equipped with NFC, but it is much more interesting that it could be charged contactless. Required Qi-stand and a special plate connected to the battery via a proprietary connector.
Samsung Galaxy S4( 2013): nod if you want to flip
In the fourth model, Samsung engineers have relied on non - contact interface control-gestures over the screen (for example, to switch music) or a nod (for scrolling in the browser). For the ability to "feel" the finger at a distance was the responsible modified sensor that responded to the approach of the pen in Note3. Also, automation was taught to stop and continue video playback depending on the direction of the user's view. We can not say that these functions have become popular. Perhaps now, with more advanced sensors and algorithms, the technology is waiting for a second birth?
Samsung Galaxy S5 (2014): a collection of contradictions
In 2014, the Samsung Galaxy S5 introduced a fingerprint sensor. But the finger should not be applied, and hold them from top to bottom. Swipe to unlock, in other words. Also from the fifth model s-series, smartphones began to be equipped with a heart rate sensor. This has become a tradition: every next s-smartphone is able to measure the pulse. Finally, obeying the trends, the S5 was protected from moisture and dust IP67.
Samsung Galaxy S6 (2015): curved display, wireless technology
It is in the" six " appeared one of the most recognizable features of the series — curved at the edges of the display. So far only in the older version — S6 Edge. The vendor has worked out the technology on a niche Note Edge and made it not only design but also a functional solution due to the appropriate software.
The sixth-generation Galaxy s has received support for Samsung Pay wireless charging and contactless payment. The uniqueness of the latter is in the MST, technology of imitation of the magnetic strip of the credit card, due to which you can pay with a smartphone even through old terminals.
Samsung Galaxy S7 (2016): working on bugs
The Galaxy S7 is, in fact, a substantially modified version of the S6. Keeping the design of normal and Edge-versions unchanged, the manufacturer increased the autonomy of the device with a fixed battery, returned the support of memory cards and protection from moisture and dust — already standard IP68.
In the "seven" appeared like a simple but very convenient function Always-on Display. The current information is displayed in monochrome on the off display. At the same time, due to the features of the AMOLED matrix, energy is practically not spent. And in the firmware, there was a game mode that allows you to stream games with voice and video recording.
Samsung Galaxy S8 (2017): lots of display and desktop mode
The peculiarity of the eighth model was the expressive appearance:" unlimited " screen with thin frames on top and bottom, and on the sides — without frames. The Home button was replaced by the vibration sensor under the display, the fingerprint sensor moved to the back of the camera.
The Galaxy S8 was one of the first to support desktop mode — using the DeX dock. She linked the mobile phone with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to be able to work almost like a full PC. To do this, we had to change the standard Android, adding honest multi-window mode, multitasking, and familiar interface.
Samsung Galaxy S9 (2018): waiting for the "decades"
The advantage of the S9 is in the chamber. The model uses variable aperture technology, pre-honed in a niche "clamshell" W2018. So the gadget shoots with an aperture of f/1.5 or f / 2.4.
Traditionally Galaxy S9 and S9+ received the most up-to-date hardware and improved the software. In particular, the advanced system of biometric identification, in which a more accurate operation are scanned simultaneously, the face and iris of the eye.