Samsung has sold over 2 billion Galaxy-branded smartphones to date, the company’s CEO announced during the company’s Unpacked event today. That means that Samsung sold over 2 billion smartphones in less than 10 years, as it started selling Galaxy-branded phones back in 2010. The company’s CEO did not elaborate on that, but that number obviously includes all Galaxy-branded phones, no matter where they’re sold. In any case, those are some huge numbers.
Some of you are probably wondering how that compares to Apple, well, the Cupertino giant announced back in September last year, that it sold nearly 2 billion iOS devices, though it is worth noting that Apple’s numbers include iPads as well, so it’s not exactly a fair comparison, as Samsung’s number includes smartphones only. It would be interesting to see a comparison between Galaxy-branded and iOS smartphones, though Samsung definitely has the edge in that regard, as it has been leading the market for years now.
Samsung had plenty to say during its Unpacked press conference, and you can read more about that on the site, as we already have plenty of content, and more is coming. It is worth noting, though that the company announced highly-anticipated Galaxy S10 series, and also its foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. It was unclear whether the company plans to announce the Galaxy Fold or not, but it happened, and it’s quite expensive, it will cost almost $2,000 when it goes on sale. Samsung is also amongst the first smartphone manufacturers to announce a foldable smartphone, trumped only by Royole who announced its FlexPai handset last year.
The Galaxy S10 series got the most exposure during the event, which is not surprising, as those four devices were the main focus of Samsung’s press conference. Samsung had introduced the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G, so the company something for everyone. The difference in pricing between the most affordable and the most expensive Galaxy S10 handset is quite significant, and there are quite a few differences between these devices.
The Galaxy S10e is the only Galaxy S10 handset which comes with a flat display, side-facing fingerprint scanner, fullHD+ display, and two rear-facing cameras. The phone is also the smallest in the lineup. The Galaxy S10 and S10+ have curved QHD+ displays, as does the Galaxy S10 5G, though all of them have different display sizes. The Galaxy S10 and S10+ include three cameras on the back, while the Galaxy S10 5G comes with four cameras on the back. All of these phones are flagships, technically, the lowest amount of RAM is 6GB, and all phones are fueled by the same processor, the Exynos 9820 in Europe and India, the Snapdragon 855 in China and the US. Android 9 Pie comes included in all devices, along with Samsung’s brand new Android overlay called “One UI”, which puts emphasis on one-handed use, and it actually looks more refined (arguably) than any other Samsung-made UI for Android. If you’d like to know more about the differences between Galaxy S10 devices, click here.