Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KRX:005935) is the world’s largest tech company employing 236,000 people in 79 nations. In 2013, Korean electronics giant sold 313.9 million Smartphones and captured 31% of all sales globally. At least one-third of all Smartphones sold globally are made by Samsung. From $188 billion in revenue in 2012, it expects to grow to $400 billion by 2020.Through a vast array of devices including Smartphones, Tablets and Phablets, its market share of devices continues to skyrocket. The Galaxy S series of Smartphones are the company’s premium Smartphone range. By consistently providing new and innovating features on the S series, Samsung has repeatedly posed a threat to its chief rival Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Through the launch of its newest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, Samsung expects to cement its domination in the high-end smartphone market.
Here’s an interesting infographic on the evolution of the Galaxy S range,that highlights some major changes the Galaxy S series has undergone over the years.
- Total shipment for the entire Galaxy S series smartphones is now 194 million units, since its first release in June 2010.
- The range was initially sold in 100 countries and has since expanded to 155 countries.
- At the time of its release, the Galaxy S had the fastest graphical processing of any Smartphone. It was also the thinnest smartphone at 9.9 mm.
- It is the most successful series of all Smartphones running on Android OS.
- The Galaxy S4 was the fastest selling Android phone ever, selling 10 million units within the first month. It also witnessed the fastest shipment increase in the entire S series.
- Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 were voted Phone of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. The 2014 award went to its Taiwan-based rival HTC Corp (TPE:2498) One (M7).
The Galaxy S5 will be available in India from April 11, with a starting price of Rs 51,000. The flagship model comes with a 5.1 inch display and a 2.5 Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. It also features an improved Touch wiz UI, an improved 2800 mAh battery, and a 16 MP camera. Some nifty features have been introduced, that includes a heart-rate monitor, fingerprint scanner and wireless charging. By comparing all the earlier versions, we can see the Galaxy S series has indeed come a long way.