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10 years ago, Samsung's first Galaxy was born


If every year there are iPhone birthday wishes, it is too unfortunate for you to use Android, namely Samsung Galaxy – the line was born by Korean electronics company to confront the iPhone and also a brand. Old brand name in the current mobile market. Yesterday June 29 – Galaxy was 10 years old.

Back in 2009, Samsung released the first Galaxy (not S) running Google's brand-new operating system, Android. At that time, Galaxy and iPhone were two easily recognizable names for mobile users and Galaxy had the first foundation for a 10-year road with constant change.




The first Galaxy code-named GT-I7500 has a very specific design of smartphones then with the screen only 3.2 "multi-touch AMOLED, below there are dozens of buttons prescribed by Android first but the total It is still very beautiful in the style of Samsung phones, the device is also equipped with 5 MP camera, 3G network support, the configuration is quite good, then with 528 MHz single processor, 128 MB RAM and 8 GB The internal memory can be expanded with a 3.5 mm jack with memory card – something that the first Android is the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) is not available, which also makes this device more user-friendly than HTC Dream .

The Galaxy GT-I7500 also has to criticize for lack of consistency, lack of Samsung support in terms of software. The device runs Android 1.5 Cupcake but only a few markets are supported to upgrade to 1.6 Donut, others have to manually update or use the ROM ROMs.



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By 2010, Samsung launched the first Galaxy S, faster, changing the design language, sold in more countries and far more popular than the first Galaxy. Galaxy S GT-I9000 has a 4 "Super AMOLED screen, running the legendary Samsung processor Exynos 3 Hummingbird (1 hummingbird), integrating PowerVR micro-graphics (the company has been acquired by Apple), 512 MB RAM, 8 or 16 GB internal memory supports microSD card with 5 MP main camera It runs Android 2.1 Eclair with TouchWiz UI, also because of the iPhone design and TouchWiz interface, causing Galaxy S to crash into the lawsuit against infringements of patents and trademarks in 2011.

Galaxy S also has a significant impact on smartphone design when many firms also follow the candy bar style so far. Those networks receive a warm Galaxy S and it has dozens of variations in which many design variants are more beautiful than the original. I personally liked AT & T's Galaxy S Captivate or T-Mobile's Galaxy Vibrant. There are also a number of Galaxy S versions that include a physical sliding keyboard – something that is very popular on old smartphones.



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Coming to Galaxy S II launched in 2011, it soon became a cultural symbol when Samsung only took 55 days to sell 3 million units and after 5 months reached 10 million units, in Korea only 1 month after the launch. 1 million Galaxy S IIs were activated. Q3 2011, Samsung surpassed Apple in sales of phones, accounting for 23.8% market share compared to Apple at about 15%.

Galaxy S II continues to develop slim, square design, Samsung has improved many aspects such as dual-core processor with the option of Qualcomm with the famous Scorpion (scorpion) series, 1 GB RAM, internal memory 16 or 32 GB, slightly larger screen and main camera up to 8 MP. The Galaxy S II at that time still had a lot of variants for carriers, most notably the AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket variant. Particularly Verizon is the only US carrier that does not sell Galaxy S II but instead select Galaxy Nexus – the right bomb in the past.



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Since Galaxy S III, Samsung has finally chosen the road 1 design for all when it no longer releases variations of all shapes for operators, so that Galaxy S III truly builds the image. Galaxy series in the minds of consumers. The S III with a pebble, slim design, comfortable grip, good configuration and many interesting features such as the S Voice virtual assistant made it one of Samsung's best-selling Galaxy with 70 million The computer is up to 2015, there are no summoning cases.



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Galaxy S4 is the first generation Galaxy Samsung uses the usual number instead of Roman in the name. It was released in 2013, the same S III design with upgraded hardware, integrated features is considered as innovative as it is controlled by waving (like the LG G8 ThinQ recently reused this feature. ), monitor eye movement and support LTE Advance network.

Speaking of S5, I remember the design of the bad hole full of bad back pain but it is still a good machine in terms of configuration and features. Galaxy S5 is also the first device to support IP67 waterproofing and set this standard on many flagship smartphones later.



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The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge show a comprehensive innovation of Samsung Galaxy series design with a curved side screen design, glass back and metal frame. It has become the standard of smartphone design today and later Galaxy S generations like S7, S8, S9 and latest S10 are still based on this design but more elaborate and more modern with the improvement of each years of configuration, camera technology and monitor.



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Also not to mention the Note series – a special model only Samsung has with the S-Pen pen brings experience unlike any other flagship smartphones. Galaxy Note also changed the way the phone design firm screen by 5.3 "screen size of Galaxy Note is still not too huge, still easy to hold in hand compared to the big screen phone models at In the Note line, I was most impressed with the Note Edge with a curved side of the screen as well as the famous Note 7 battery fault.



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Note series is not as many variants as Galaxy S but it is always on S level, in parallel with each generation S is a Note generation but this may soon change in August until Samsung is able to launch Note10 and Note10 + with 2 different sizes.



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In fact, considering the Galaxy series, Samsung has hundreds of models by Galaxy with both A series, J line, C series and M series then Core, Grand, Mega, Mini, Trend, Ace, On, R, Y already tablet anymore. Samsung's Galaxy product range also expands into many areas such as wearable and headset devices but speaking of Galaxy, in my mind and many brothers, Galaxy S and Note are still two things that make up this brand. Happy late Samsung Galaxy birthday.



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