Samsung Galaxy S21 takes its place in history

Thursday, February 4, 2021

January is an exciting time for Samsung lovers as the company releases the latest and greatest addition to its Galaxy. We’re as excited as you are to get our hands on the S21 when it hits our shores at the end of January and you can pre-order it with us now. But while we love the new features, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane to work out how we got here.

The SGH

Remember when life was simpler and you only used phones for making phone calls? How did we spend our time on without a smartphone? We can’t actually remember… but Samsung’s entry into the phone market was this natty little number available in Korea only back in 1988.

A galaxy far, far away

The Samsung Galaxy Note phones came on the scene back when small phones were all the rage and bigger ones weren’t in any way cool. Samsung changed that notion when it launched and even included a stylus pen for taking, erm Notes. That ‘pen’ has been a feature of the Note series ever since and is the most obvious differentiator between that series and the Galaxy S…

S Club heaven

Due to the numbering anomalies of the series the S21 may suggest the S series’ coming of age but it’s actually only 11 years old as the first version was released in 2010 on the Android Eclair operating system (we love Android’s culinary inspired naming conventions.) The S Class evolved with increases in camera technology and the S5 saw the first fingerprint scanner in 2014.

In 2020 Samsung doubled down on the numbers, matching its range number to the year in question so we jumped from the S10 range to S20. A lot easier to remember we’re sure you’ll agree. With its 8k video and five cameras it made a jump in technology as well.

And now, this…

And so, we arrive in 2021, eleven years since that first Galaxy range. And the Samsung Galaxy S21 arrives with us and Samsung fans will be salivating at the thought of what technical wizardry they’ll find under the hood. Well wonder no more, you can now snaffle your model.

Here’s to the next 11 years...