Samsung is one of the biggest businesses in South Korea, making nearly one-fifth of the country’s total exports with a main focus in the construction, heavy industry , electronics, and defense industries. The company’s success of its electronics business, they have been acknowledged around the globe as an industry leader in technology an...
Samsung is one of the biggest businesses in South Korea, making nearly one-fifth of the country’s total exports with a main focus in the construction, heavy industry , electronics, and defense industries. The company’s success of its electronics business, they have been acknowledged around the globe as an industry leader in technology and now ranked as a top ten global brand.
There was never a time we can recall when Samsung wasn’t a leading feature of modern life. As the major challenger to the iPhone, you can faithfully expect a top-notch, electrifying new Samsung phone at least once a year.But it hasn’t really been all that long since Samsung were the novice in the market, up against the giants of Nokia and Apple.
It’s been a sensational rise to the top of the Android market, and with the released of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, we thought it’d be a great time for a little retrospective.It was way back in 1938 when Samsung was originally founded. Their electronics division’s been very active since 1969, but the SH-100 still has the merit of being their very first mobile phone. Its released in Korea in 1988 wasn’t totally a hit, selling only a couple of thousand units. But the journey had begun, and simply two decades later they’d solidified their status at the top.SGH-600 – Entering Europe.In Europe, the first Samsung phone was technically the SGH-200, but since it and a few of its successors did not do well in the market, in reality it was the SGH-600 that can be credited with breaking into Europe in September 1998. Made specifically to attract to clean, simple design tastes, the 600 was purposely marketed to “high-end” customers. The venture worked as it sold well, the awards started rolling in, and Samsung were able to start musing about the next big thing. Samsung Galaxy – was the next big thing.
The original Samsung Galaxy kicked off a period of growth that truly put Samsung in the lead of people’s minds when it came to Android on its first released in July ‘09. Taking a look through Samsung’s catalogue, from the Galaxy S series of phones through to the Note series of tablets, they have been slaying it in all corners and price ranges of the Android market.That’s not to show they haven’t had their trip-up along the way. Even with its terrific reviews, their big iPhone challenger of 2016, the Note 7, experienced some baffling battery issues, resulting in the device being recalled across the globe, and causing serious impact to Samsung’s reputation.But Samsung’s setback they didn’t stay for long. They learned from their mistakes and came back with a payback, with both the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 models launching to immense demand and smashing responses.These high-end units were also complemented by a number of low-end and mid-range phones, plus the Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone, in 2018.