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Samsung over the years

(Topic created on: 03-07-2024 05:40 AM)
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What started as a humble trading company in 1938 is now one of the biggest conglomerates on the planet. Samsung is best known for its smartphones, tablets and consumer electronics devices yet the conglomerate is very diversified. It also manufactures mobile processors, memory products, image sensors, display panels and home appliances.

It entered the electronics market back in the 1960s and has achieved great success since. It wasn’t until 2009 that Samsung started competing in the mobile market. The humble Samsung Galaxy was the first smartphone that it released back in 2009. Samsung kept releasing new models in subsequent years and eventually introduced the first Samsung Galaxy Note in 2011.It was an unusual device for the time but has since made a significant contribution in shifting the industry to adopt larger displays. Samsung has also released countless tablets, wearable devices and smart home devices, rounding out a complete ecosystem.Ten years later, Samsung broke new ground in 2019 with its first foldable smartphone. The Galaxy Fold might just define the next decade of smartphone design and Samsung will certainly be at the forefront of it.Samsung had established itself as a dominating force in the TV market long before it entered the mobile market. It launched its first television – a 12-inch black and white model – called the P-3202 in 1970. In just two years, the company became the largest producer of black and white TVs in the world.

Since the mid-2000s, Samsung has maintained the world's largest market share in global TV shipments. Over the years, it has launched LCD, LED, 3D and OLED TVs. The company’s premium TVs now utilize its QLED technology and it’s working on bringing the next-generation microLED TVs to market as well.Samsung was also among the first companies to use AMOLED displays for mobile phones. The Samsung i7110 came out in February 2009 and it featured a 2.6-inch AMOLED display. By 2004, Samsung had already become the world's largest manufacturer of OLED panels and now it has over a 90 percent share of the global AMOLED market.

Samsung has also been in the business of manufacturing mobile processors since the year 2000. It brought them under its Exynos brand in 2009 and now uses Exynos SoCs in many of its flagship and mid-range devices. The company also sells mobile processors to other manufacturers. With Samsung going all-in on 5G, the company has also made 5G modems for both high-end and mid-range Exynos processors. It also dominates the memory chip market.The Korean conglomerate develops its own custom Android skin for Galaxy devices called One UI. It adds a lot of functionality on top of the core operating system. Bixby, Samsung’s very own conversational voice assistant, is part and parcel of its custom software in addition to features like Samsung Pay, Secure Folder, DeX and more.

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