Now that we have a date set for the Samsung Galaxy S10 to arrive, Samsung has started celebrating 10 years of their popular flagship phone series. A post to their press site shared some of their own thoughts on the history up until now, but I’m more curious about your views of the Galaxy S line. Is there a particular release that stands out the most? For me, it’s probably the Galaxy S6 (review) line, even if the many versions of it had some serious flaws (no SD, water resistance, or removable battery, plus horrible battery life). I think the Galaxy S6 brought big change for Samsung, where they became a premium phone maker after being laughed at by the industry for continuing to produce plastic trash for so long. Remember, the Galaxy S5, released the year before the S6, was a disaster of a phone in terms of design and materials. Not only was it it full plastic, Samsung embarrassingly painted plastic to look like metal and the design often invoked jokes because of its … [Read more...] about 10 Years of Samsung Galaxy S Phones: Which Stands Out the Most?
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By Timothy W. Martin The Wall Street Journal Tues., Nov. 20, 2018 SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co. is planning a major technological upgrade for its 10th anniversary flagship phones next year, including next-generation 5G network speeds, bigger screens and more cameras, according to people familiar with the matter. As with rival Apple Inc.’s 10th anniversary iPhone offerings last year, Samsung’s 10-year reboot of its premium smartphone lineup is seeking to dazzle consumers with more ambition than in years past, these people said, part of a bid by the South Korean technology giant to reverse a recent sales slump. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker by volume, is preparing three versions of its next flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone, with displays that range in size from 5.8 inches to 6.4 inches, the people said, versus two variants in previous years. Those three phones are set to debut in February next year, they added. In addition, the … [Read more...] about Samsung’s top-secret Galaxy S phone is a 5G monster with six cameras
Last week’s poll summary: Last week, we asked you to chime in about your favorite Samsung Galaxy Note 9 feature. Out of over 40,000 votes across the website, Twitter, and YouTube, roughly 45 percent of voters said their favorite Note 9 feature is the 4,000mAh battery. The display, headphone jack, storage options, and Bluetooth S Pen all received about the same amount of votes. We have a clear winner! The next Galaxy S flagship will be Samsung’s tenth. That’s a pretty big milestone — not many smartphone lines do well enough to last ten iterations.But after so many years of making Galaxy S phones, is it time for a change? Obviously the Galaxy S line itself is going nowhere, but what about that name? How should Samsung celebrate the Galaxy S’ 10-year anniversary? Read moreSamsung Galaxy S10: Six kick-ass features I want to see Galaxy S9 sales haven't been great so far. To avoid the same fate, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus need to be massive upgrades. … [Read more...] about What should Samsung call the next Galaxy S flagship? (Poll of the Week)
The crew over at Wirefly recently got their hands on the Samsung Exhibit 4G, one of T-Mobile's upcoming budget phones, and, in typical Wirefly fashion, gave it a brief review along with a couple of benchmarks. Bob Kovacs seems to really like the phone, stating that it "has all the power of the Galaxy S line, but in a smaller, more affordable package," which makes this sound like a solid offering, especially when you consider the T-Mo price of $79.99 with a two-year agreement. At this point, Wirefly hasn't announced what its price will be for this device, but we're pretty certain it's going to be more affordable than what Magenta is offering. Before we drop the video on you, here is a quick rundown of the specs: 3.5-inch 480x800 LCD display 1GHz Hummingbird processor 512MB RAM 4GB microSD Card included 3.2MP rear camera VGA front camera Android 2.3 with TouchWiz As you can see, this device has pretty solid specs for a mid-range device (aside from the lackluster camera, that is), … [Read more...] about Wirefly Reviews The Samsung Exhibit 4G: “It’s Like A Galaxy S Phone, But In A Smaller, More Affordable Package”
Rumours are circulating that Samsung could be about to re-brand its flagship phone range from Galaxy S to Galaxy X.The Galaxy S9 is set for launch at the end of February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but according to Tekz24, it could be the last Galaxy S. Samsung reportedly wants to change the suffix denoting the model to 'X' to coincide with the release of the 10th Samsung Galaxy model. Apple recently made a similar move by releasing the iPhone X, on the 10 anniversary of the iPhone.According to Tekz24, industry researchers and analysts believe the switch is "bound to happen". The names of subsequent Samsung Galaxy X phones would all correspond with the year they are released - eg. Galaxy X19, Galaxy X20 etc.Apple's re-branding to the X has paid off, mostly due to its higher price tag. iPhone sales dipped in the fourth quarter of 2017 but the £999 cost of the X still led to a $5 billion revenue increase compared to 2016.Samsung recently confirmed plans to release a … [Read more...] about Is Samsung about to kill its Galaxy S phones in a bid to copy Apple?