Remembering the first Samsung Galaxy, the mega-launch that sold 10 million units in 2010


Do you remember the Samsung Galaxy S? Possibly one of the best smartphones ever.

If we had to choose a smartphone that revolutionized the industry - beyond Apple's iPhone - that would be the first Galaxy of the South Korean Samsung, a device that not only fell in love with us because of how beautiful it was, but also because of its power and its endless possibilities.

Over the years there are not a few Galaxy that Samsung has been launching on the market, not in vain the most recent is the Galaxy S21, but without a doubt the most revolutionary and the one that caused the greatest sensation was the first.

Announced in March 2010, the device would exceed 10 million units in sales. A record that not many smartphones have achieved and that make the original Galaxy S a legend. Today we have to remember it.

Remembering a legend: Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S

The Samsung Galaxy S is one of the best Android terminals in history

For many it was their first Android device and since its launch in 2010, Samsung was immediately placed as one of the most important firms in the Android landscape.

Let's remember that we came from a stage where BlackBerry and Apple with their iPhone 3 dominated strongly, but Samsung managed to break in as only a giant knows how to do. Apple managed to survive, today it is one of the most powerful companies in the world. Regarding BlackBerry…. What can we say?

The Samsung Galaxy S was everything a user could ask for. 4-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 480 × 800 pixels, the Hummingbird S5PC110 chipset (which would basically be the first Exynos in history), 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage expandable via microSD, 5 MP rear camera and Android 2.1 Eclair that would be officially updated to the popular Android 2.3 Gingerbread, all adorned with the always controversial TouchWiz layer.

Rear of Galaxy S21 Ultra

From Samsung Galaxy S to Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Some specifications that for many today may sound like a joke but that at that time were the top of the range that we could find. The Samsung Galaxy S or also called I9000, allowed not only surfing the internet, but also playing games, sending emails, talking on WhatsApp, taking pictures ... and all this with a simple device that could fit in the palm of your hand.

Since then and as we have said, Samsung has become the visible face of Android and the main competitor of the powerful Apple. The Samsung Galaxy S became the desired phone by most Android users and such was its success that Samsung did not hesitate to release several different models, including the Galaxy S Plus or the infamous Galaxy SCL, my first Android phone and with which I was ripped off for being ignorant.

That Android would not be what it is now if it were not thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S is a fact and that is why it is considered a legend, beyond the 10 million units sold.