Tech Throwback Thursday: Looking At Samsung’s Phone Journey Through The Years
Samsung had launched as a telecommunication company in 1923 but did not make their own branded GSM phone until 1998. From then until now, Samsung has become a major mover in the mobile phone industry, recently launching the Galaxy S20 series as well as a foldable phone.
The South Korean electronics giants entered the phone market when Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola dominated it. Samsung SGH-100 was the first GSM phone sold with Samsung’s logo and Dancall made it.
Samsung, however, failed in Europe repeatedly until it was able to design a phone that met the customer’s needs.
Finally, in 2004, it made headway with its first mobile phone in the Indian market. It won the “Best Manufacturer” award twice from the Mobile News Awards. This was a big accomplishment as only Nokia and Ericsson had clinched the award before that time.
By 2007, Samsung overtook Motorolla as the second-largest mobile phone maker in the world. It was second only to Nokia. By 2008, the company had switched its main focus to consumer and marketing.
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It’s first Galaxy S smartphone was launched in 2010, and it had a 4.0 inch AMOLED screen display. The RAM was 512 MB and had a storage space between 2 to 16 GB. However, the S series has come a long way.
On 11th February 2020, Samsung launched three new smartphones under the S umbrella. It unveiled the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. Among its most notable features are the 30X zoom power (which is 100X for the S20 Ultra.
The battery strength of its new Galaxy S smartphones ranges from 4,000 to 4,500 and even 5,000 mAh. It can also access the 5G network connectivity.
In addition to the new S20s, Samsung also dropped its foldable phone that it named Galaxy Z Flip.
Its long journey to the forefront of the phone market has been impressive. While the major runners have changed, Samsung has withstood the test of time, changing with time and adapting as well.
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