See how Samsung devices have evolved over the years:
Back in 1988, the SH100 was Samsung's first analog mobile phone. In the early days of handheld devices, it featured a small display screen and a numeric dial pad.
Flip phones were all the rage back in the days. In 2000, Samsung's SCH-A2000 complemented the flip experience with a 3-lined external and 5-line internal display.
The year 2002 saw the unveiling of a petite clamshell phone that easily fit into the palm. Along with an external display, the SCH-X430 featured an 18-bit (262k colour) LCD display.
The SCH-W850 paired a 3.5-inch AMOLED display with touch screen functionality – paving the way for a more interactive user experience.
By 2010, the design of Samsung phones took an exciting turn with the Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S was the first Samsung phone with a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display and was one of the slimmest touch screen smart phones of its time.
Samsung marked a revolution in smart phones in 2011 by bridging the gap between a tablet and a phone through the Galaxy Note. Its 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display offered an expansive and immersive viewing experience, while the S Pen (stylus) enhanced mobile input by making it easier to take notes, sketch drawings and indulge in other creative work.
Galaxy Note 3
In 2013, the Note series took a leap from a plastic finish to a leather-like back skin design with a sophisticated stitch, offering a classic feeling and a sense of analog in the palm through the Note 3. The larger screen size of 5.7 inches set the stage for strong clarity, accompanied by a thinner and lighter form that made it easier to hold.
With the design concept of modern flash, the S5 blended youthful urban style with emotion. Its perforated rear cover provided a comfortable grip for users and the dust and water resistant body was the perfect companion for adventure-seekers. The 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display also delivered a deeper and more vivid screen view.
The Alpha took design to the next level with a metal frame and solid finish. Its elegantly curved corners, tactile soft back cover and compact construction provided users with maximum in-hand grip and control. The light-weight device also represented a convergence of style and cutting-edge technology, providing seamless interaction for users.
Galaxy has upped the ante with the Note 4 design, following the concept of modern sleek – simple, modern, emotional and innovative. Its premium metal frame, leather back and fluid curvature create a powerful yet comfortable-to-hold exterior, while the precise colour saturation and high contrast of the 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display offer outstanding clarity and crisp visuals. The Note 4 Edge adds to its premium-ess by enhancing the experience and functionality through its unique curved edge.
Galaxy A3 & A5
The Galaxy A series phones have paired a beautifully-crafted full metal unibody with an ultra-slim design, providing a light-weight experience. Along with enhanced portability, the 4.5-inch ( A3) and 5-inch (A5) HD Super AMOLED displays also maximise viewing experience by intelligently adapting to surroundings.
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