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From mono to Galaxy Note 3: Samsung’s "Evolution of Display" infographic

Samsung has posted an "Evolution of Display" infographic, in which it shows the history of its phone displays, from mono color models to the Galaxy Note 3.
December 26, 2013

Samsung has posted an “Evolution of Display” infographic on its blog, part of its “History of Samsung Mobile Phones” series.

The infographic (see it at the end of the post) takes us from the SH100, the company’s first analog mobile phone launched in 1988 with a small mono display to the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung’s latest flagship device, which hit stores 25 years later sporting a Full HD Super AMOLED screen.

According to the infographic, the first handset to have support for sending and reading text messages was the SCH-800 clamshell handset that was released in February 1998. Two years later, the SCH-A2000 clamshell device featured two displays, including an external screen and an internal one.

Fast-forward to April 2002, and we meet the SCH-X430 clamshell flagship that appears to be Samsung’s first handset with a high-resolution color LCD display. In 2005, the company released the SCH-B250, which had a 2.2-inch TFT LCD display with 320 x 240 resolution, and allowed users to watch TV on the handset.

Samsung stepped into AMOLED territory with the SCH-W850, Samsung’s first phone to have a touchscreen display, which measured 3.5-inch and offered an 800 x 480 resolution.

In June 2010, the original Galaxy S arrived, the first successful Android handset made by Samsung, which sported a 4-inch Super AMOLED 800 x 480 display. After the Galaxy S, Samsung lists three other Android flagships in the infographic, including the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, all sporting bigger and better display than the original Galaxy S device.