The day has finally arrived – we’re only a few hours away from the release of the Galaxy S22 series, and Samsung thought it would be appropriate to take a trip down memory lane. The Samsung Newsroom compiled a top-ten list of the most significant breakthroughs to grace the Galaxy line over the last decade or so.
It all starts with the original Samsung Galaxy S, the first Android smartphone with an AMOLED display, released in 2010. Samsung continued to improve its displays, which grew in size, pixels, and refresh rate over time.
The first Galaxy Note is yet another game changer with its 5.3-inch AMOLED display and built-in S Pen stylus. The original S Pen had 256 pressure levels and was a productivity and sketching game changer. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to include a built-in S Pen, so stay tuned to our homepage for more information after the big event.
Samsung Knox was introduced with the Galaxy Note 3 in 2013 as Samsung’s own mobile security and management framework, protecting Galaxy devices from malicious software and unauthorized access while also encrypting user data.
The Galaxy S5 was the first IP-rated Galaxy phone, with IP-67 dust and water resistance, ensuring that accidental drops in liquids would not render your device dead. Since then, Samsung has increased the IP rating of its Galaxy S-series flagships to IP-68, and we’ve even seen IP-rated midrangers in the Galaxy-A series portfolio.
Among the other breakthroughs are Samsung Pay, the Dual Pixel sensor in the Galaxy S7 series, One UI, and the foldable Galaxy Z series.