Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones has been an unquestionable success since the first Galaxy S release years ago. More recently, the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 have helped raise the bar during their respective releases when it comes to features and specifications, and the Galaxy S4 may very well do the same once it is released, most probably this spring.
As far as the two most recently Galaxy S devices, a recent report stated that Samsung has shipped an amazing 100 million combined units of both handsets put together. Add that to the 25 million-plus Galaxy S units sold and the line has likely sold close to 130 million since 2010.
Indeed, Samsung has come a long way since the release of the first Galaxy S, which, if you remember, became another footnote in Apple and Samsung’s ever-contentious relationship with each other. The Galaxy S was Samsung’s first-ever Android flagship and since its 2010 launch, the Galaxy S line has matured in so many ways.
From a single-core Exynos processor clocked at 1 GHz and only 512 MB RAM on the Galaxy S, the evolution has spanned the dual-core Galaxy S2 with 1 GB RAM to the Galaxy S3, a device available in two market-specific variants. The international Galaxy S3 comes with a quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM, while the US version, which supports 4G LTE, is a dual-core with 2 GB RAM.
With all that history in mind, buyers looking to experience the Galaxy S series for themselves may want to consider merchants such as Amazon Wireless for better deals than what they could find through the carriers themselves. For example, the Verizon Galaxy S3 sells on Amazon Wireless for $99.99, a limited-time half-price deal to kick off the year. Those preferring the Sprint Galaxy S3, can purchase it through Amazon Wireless for just $49.99, which comes with a two-year contract on the carrier.