Samsung Galaxy smartphones in South Africa – From S3 to S20

Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone ranges have been popular in South Africa for many years.

The tech giant is currently one of the biggest three smartphone companies in South Africa, along with Apple and Huawei.

Samsung offers various ranges of smartphones, but the Galaxy S range is its flagship lineup.

This range has evolved significantly over the years, both in performance and design.

The most recent iteration is the Galaxy S20 range, which comprises the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra smartphones.

These devices offer 6.2-inch, 6.7-inch, and 6.9-inch OLED displays respectively, each with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz.

They also boast up to 12GB RAM and a quad-lens rear camera system with 100x zoom – a far cry from the 1GB RAM and 8MP camera available on the Galaxy S3.

Here are photos, specifications, and the launch prices of the Samsung Galaxy S range – from 2012’s Galaxy S3 to the recently-launched Galaxy S20.


Samsung Galaxy S3 – R7,500

Samsung s3

 

Samsung Galaxy S3 (2012)
OS Android 4.1
Display 4.8-inch 1,280 x 720
Processor 1.4GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core
RAM 1GB
Storage Up to 64GB
Rear Camera 8MP
Front Camera 1.9MP
Battery 2,100mAh
Dimensions 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm

Samsung Galaxy S4 – R8,499

Samsung Galaxy S4 press shots

Samsung Galaxy S4 (2013)
OS Android 4.2.2
Display 5-inch 1,920 x 1,080
Processor 1.6GHz + 1.2GHz Exynos 5410 octa-core
RAM 2GB
Storage Up to 64GB
Rear Camera 13MP
Front Camera 2MP
Battery 2,600mAh
Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm

Samsung Galaxy S5 – R9,815

Samsung Galaxy S5 press shot

Samsung Galaxy S5 (2014)
OS Android 4.4.2
Display 5.1-inch 1,920 x 1,080
Processor 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800
RAM 2GB
Storage Up to 32GB
Rear Camera 16MP
Front Camera 2.1MP
Battery 2,800mAh
Dimensions 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm

Samsung Galaxy S6 – R10,999

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 (2015)
OS Android 5.0
Display 5.1-inch 2,560 x 1,440
Processor 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420
RAM 3GB
Storage Up to 128GB
Rear Camera 16MP
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 2,550mAh
Dimensions 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – R14,999

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (2015)
OS Android 5.0
Display 5.1-inch 2,560 x 1,440
Processor 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420
RAM 3GB
Storage Up to 128GB
Rear Camera 16MP
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 2,600mAh
Dimensions 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm

Samsung Galaxy S7 – R13,799

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 (2016)
OS Android 6
Display 5.1-inch 2,560 x 1,440
Processor 2.3GHz + 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 8890
RAM 4GB
Storage Up to 64GB
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3,000mAh
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – R15,399

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (2016)
OS Android 6
Display 5.5-inch 2,560 x 1,440
Processor 2.3GHz + 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 8890
RAM 4GB
Storage Up to 128GB
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3,600mAh
Dimensions 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Samsung Galaxy S8 – R15,499

S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8 (2017)
OS Android 7
Display 5.8-inch 2,960 x 1,440
Processor 2.3GHz + 1.7GHz octa-core Exynos 8895
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Rear Camera 12MP dual pixel
Front Camera 8MP + 2MP
Battery 3,000mAh
Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm

Samsung Galaxy S8+ – R17,499

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Rose Pink

Samsung Galaxy S8+ (2017)
OS Android 7
Display 6.2-inch 2960 x 1,440
Processor 2.3GHz + 1.7GHz octa-core Exynos 8895
RAM Up to 6GB
Storage Up to 128GB
Rear Camera 12MP dual pixel
Front Camera 8MP + 2MP
Battery 3,500mAh
Dimensions 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm

Samsung Galaxy S9 – R15,499

Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 (2018)
OS Android 8
Display 5.8-inch 2,960 x 1,440
Processor 2.7GHz + 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos 9810
RAM 4GB
Storage Up to 256GB
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 8MP + 2MP
Battery 3,000mAh
Dimensions 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm

Samsung Galaxy S9+ – R17,999

galaxy s9

Samsung Galaxy S9+ (2018)
OS Android 8
Display 6.2-inch 2,960 x 1,440
Processor 2.7GHz + 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos 9810
RAM 6GB
Storage Up to 256GB
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 8MP + 2MP
Battery 3,500mAh
Dimensions 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm

Samsung Galaxy S10 – R18,999

Samsung Galaxy S10 (2019)
OS Android 9.0
Display 6.1-inch 3,040 x 1,440
Processor 2.7GHz + 2.3GHz + 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 9820
RAM 8GB
Storage Up to 512GB
Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
Front Camera 10MP
Battery 3,400Ah
Dimensions 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm

Samsung Galaxy S10+ – R20,999

Samsung Galaxy S10+ (2019)
OS Android 9.0
Display 6.4-inch 3,040 x 1,440
Processor 2.7GHz + 2.3GHz + 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 9820
RAM Up to 12GB
Storage Up to 1TB
Rear Camera 16MP + 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 10MP + 8MP
Battery 4,100mAh
Dimensions 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm

Samsung Galaxy S20 – R18,999

Samsung Galaxy S20 (2020)
OS Android 10
Display 6.2-inch 3,200 x 1,440 120Hz
Processor 2.7GHz + 2.5GHz + 2GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 990
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Rear Camera 64MP + 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 10MP
Battery 4,000mAh
Dimensions 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm

Samsung Galaxy S20+ – R20,999

Galaxy S20 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S20+ (2020)
OS Android 10
Display 6.7-inch 3,200 x 1,440 120Hz
Processor 2.7GHz + 2.5GHz + 2GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 990
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Rear Camera 64MP + 12MP + 12MP + TOF
Front Camera 10MP
Battery 4,500mAh
Dimensions 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – R26,999

Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (2020)
OS Android 10
Display 6.9-inch 3,200 x 1,440 120Hz
Processor Samsung Exynos 990 octa-core
RAM 12GB
Storage 128GB
Rear Camera 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + TOF
Front Camera 40MP
Battery 5,000mAh
Dimensions 166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8mm

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