It’s a bit late this time, for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III, or what the buzz around called it as the Next Galaxy, because the Samsung Galaxy S and its successor were both announced in the first quarter of the year. Anyways, lets have a look into the family and siblings of the “Galaxy S” from Samsung. One of those brands which always carried the hype in the lines of the big Apple was Samsung and the most popular for them was the Galaxy phones with the Android OS.
March 24th, 2010
It was way back in March 2010, the Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) was launched and at that time the only competition to it was the Apple iPhone and a few big ones from HTC and Blackberry. Still one of the most talked about, the Galaxy S came with the 1 GHz processor, the 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreeen and a 5-Megapixel camera. The various network providers launched their own variant of the Galaxy S, and each of them gave a unique name to the variant type.
- T-Mobile launched the variant named Samsung Vibrant (SGH-T959).
- Soon after that, the 4G LTE service from T-mobile was introduced and they didn’t wait much before they launched the 4G variant of the Galaxy S, named the Samsung Galaxy S 4G (SGH-T959V).
- AT&T launched the Galaxy S variant named Samsung Captivate (SGH-I897)
- Sprint was one of those network providers which launched the 4G LTE services apart from T-mobile, and they straight away launched the 4G version of Galaxy S, named the Samsung Epic 4G (SPH-D700) which came into the market on August 31, 2010
- Verizon just after a week of Sprint’s announcement, came out with the Samsung Fascinate (SCH-I500) on Sep 9th 2010
- US Cellular launched the Samsung Mesmerize on 27 October 2010
- C Spire Wireless came up with the Samsung Showcase (SCH-I500)
- MetroPCS came up with the 4G compatible variant of the Galaxy S, named the Samsung Galaxy Indulge – 4G and this was launched in the US market.
Before Samsung took the Galaxy S series to the next level, the news flew around in December 2010 that there were around 20 million sales of the Galaxy S device, and the popularity of this device took the expectation level higher for the successor version.
February 13th 2011
The launch of the any-smartphone-killer Samsung Galaxy S II. It was not a just-another smartphone at that time, as the Galaxy S II came in with the pretty strong specs, including the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, the Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and the 8-Megapixel camera that could click the pictures with great detail. At that point of time, the Galaxy S II hit all the charts of top lists and comparisons where for many factors, it was better than the other smartphones.
The Galaxy S II recorded a top sale count of 10 Million devices in just 5 months from the date of launch. The specs and features of the S II were heavy enough to beat the newly entering killer iPhone 4S from Apple.
After the launch in February, August saw the HD and 4G LTE variants of the Galaxy S II when these were released on 28th August. Then in September, the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (SPH-D710) from Sprint came in, and AT&T brought out the Galaxy S II: Skyrocket (SGH-I727).
The Galaxy S II getting awarded and recognized, was nothing surprising. It got the Best Smartphone award at the Mobile World Congress 2012 at Barcelona, and for the maker, it was Samsung who won the Device Manufacturer of the Year.
May 3rd 2012
The launch of the Next Galaxy, the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Would the Galaxy Note fame fade away very easily with the launch of this new phone, that is just a phone and not anywhere near the tablet or the Note! With the rumors being flown around since months already now, we are pretty sure that this would be another hit and it won’t be hard for Samsung to record a sale of 10 million devices in less than the 5 months time which the Galaxy S II took to reach that landmark.
Samsung did launch the Galaxy Nexus, which came in with the buzz, faded away in the same rate.. thanks to nothing else but the ICS operating system.
The Galaxy S III would be coming in with the 4.8-inch 720p screen with the Super AMOLED display, the 8-Megapixel camera and the 1.4GHz Quad-core Exynos processor. There’s a lot of new things that Samsung has brought in the Galaxy S III.
This is just the beginning for the S III, as in the coming months you would again see the various network providers coming out with the several variants and their own versions of the device, but in the end the original name is the winner and it won’t be a surprise either way, if the Samsung Galaxy S III is chosen as the best device of 2012 or not! Because, there are some worthy competitors – HTC One X, Sony Xperia S already in the market and there are 2 more quarters when the other brands would be coming up with their own best flagship models of the year! Apple is due to launch their their next version of the iPhone and every eye would be staring to the comparison charts between these two devices.
The Evolution > Galaxy S to Galaxy S II to Galaxy S III
|The Feature||Samsung Galaxy S||Samsung Galaxy S II||Samsung Galaxy S III|
|Display||Super AMOLED||Super AMOLED Plus||Super AMOLED 720p|
|Camera||5-Megapixel, no flash||8-Megapixel with flash||8-Megapixel with flash, continuous burst shoot|
|Android Version||Android 2.1 Eclair, Android 2.2 Froyo based on time||Android 2.3 Gingerbread||Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Processor||1 GHz single core||1.2 GHz Dual-Core||1.4 GHz Quad-Core Exynos|
|Connectivity||3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||3G, 4G variants, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC|