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The Evolution of Samsung

The Evolution of Samsung

Celebrating the launch of the Samsung GALAXY S 4



Samsung - which means "three stars" in Korean - was founded in Daegu, Korea by Byung-Chull Lee on 1 March 1938. Despite having been set up as a grocery trading company with a mere 30,000 won, 75 years later Samsung is still going strong.



Here are a few highlights of Samsung's story so far...



1938

Samsung founded by Byung-Chull Lee



1970

Production of black and white TVs started



1974

Began washing machine and refrigerator production



1976

1,000,000th black and white TV produced



1977

Started export of colour TVs



1982

10,000,000th black and white TV produced



1983

Began production of personal computers



1989

20,000,000th colour TV produced



1991

Development of mobile phone handset completed



1994

Developed the first Korean-built electric car



1999

Developed a wireless, multi-function internet phone, AKA a smartphone



2000

Developed voice operated mobile phone



2002

Launched first mobile phone with 65,000 colour LCD screen



2004

Sold more than 20,000,000 mobile phones sold in the US



2005

Released the World's first 7 megapixel camera phone



2006

Unveiled the World's first 10 megapixel camera phone



2008

Launched the first Omnia phone

Took the number one spot in the US mobile phone market



2009

Bult the world's largest mobile phone

Released the world's first solar-powered mobile phone in India

Officially opened its own application store



2010

Launched the Omnia 7, the first Windows Phone 7 smartphone

Samsung's flagship mobile handset line the Galaxy S series launched

Launched the world's first 3D home theatre



2011

Samsung overtook Apple in worldwide smartphone sales in Q3

Market Share

Samsung 23.8%

Apple 14.6%

Released the Samsung Galaxy Note



2012

Became the world's largest mobile phone maker in 2012

Released the Samsung Galaxy S III

Released the Samsung Galaxy Note II



2013

The new Galaxy S4

Launched in New York



Galaxy S4

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2013 marks the 75th Anniversary of Samsung. From grocery trading in Korea, to the world's largest mobile phone maker, lets look at the evolution of Samsung.
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