Today, Samsung revealed that the Galaxy S23 series set a new preorder record in its home ground – South Korea. Earlier this month, the company started Galaxy S23 preorders, which reached whopping 1.09 million units so far, with Ultra selling the most.
The South Korean tech giant received preorders for seven days from last Tuesday, with perks including a free storage upgrade from 256 GB to 512 GB. Notably, the Galaxy S23 Ultra preorders touch the 650,000 units mark, which is about 60% of total sales, followed by S23 @ 23% and S23 Plus @ 17%.
Last year, the Galaxy S22 series created a new preorder record with 1.01 million units in South Korea. However, this year’s flagship lineup surpassed its predecessor’s milestone, thanks to the upgraded camera capabilities and new innovative features.
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra features a massive 200MP image sensor, which delivers stunning photography features such as Nightography. At the same time, photos captured by the 200MP mode appear lossless, thanks to the innovative ISOCELL HP2 image sensor.
55th Samsung shareholders’ meeting scheduled for March 20
Samsung will hold its 55th regular shareholders’ meeting on March 20 at the Suwon Convention Center in Gyeonggi-do. In this meeting, there’ll be a discussion on the approval of financial statements, the appointment of outside directors and audit committee members, the approval of director remuneration limit, and some changes to the articles of incorporation.
The Korean tech giant adopted an electronic voting system in 2020 to enable shareholders to vote in advance without attending the meeting in person. Shareholders can register their information and exercise their voting rights through the Korea Securities Depository’s electronic voting system from March 10 to 19.
The electronic voting system is available 24 hours a day for the convenience of shareholders. Shareholders can also check the convening notice and detailed information for each agenda item through the system.
Moreover, Samsung introduced online broadcasting of the shareholders’ meeting since 2021 to enhance shareholder convenience. Shareholders who wish to participate in the online broadcast can apply in advance through the Samsung Electronics website in early March.
Samsung’s Galaxy Experience Space opens in Barcelona, Spain ahead of MWC24
On February 15, Samsung launched the ‘Galaxy Experience Space’ at Plaza de Catalunya, the center of Barcelona, Spain, where visitors can try out various features of the Galaxy S24 series.
The Galaxy Experience Center will be open until February 29 and will demonstrate the new mobile possibilities enabled by Galaxy AI to consumers, media, and partners who come to Barcelona, Spain to attend MWC24.
In addition, Samsung is also promoting the Galaxy S24 series and Galaxy AI through a large outdoor advertisement in Plaza Catalunya, which draws the attention of local consumers.
Samsung maintains its unrivaled position in the global TV market for 18 years
Samsung has been the global leader in the TV market for 18 years in a row since 2006. According to market research firm Omdia, Samsung has a 30.1% market share based on sales in 2023, thanks to its premium products such as Neo QLED, ultra-large size, and lifestyle products.
The Korean tech giant sold 8.31 million units of Samsung Neo QLED in 2023 and 44 million units since 2017, leading the premium TV market. Samsung TV also dominates the ultra-large market over 75 inches and the OLED TV market, where it expects to grow further as the OLED lineup expands.
In the premium TV market, Samsung earned a 60.5% market share based on sales last year, which is a 12.2 percentage increase compared to 48.3% in 2022. It continues its strong performance in the ultra-large TV market, ranking first with 30.4% of the 90-inch and larger ultra-large TV market share.
Yong Seok-woo, President of Electronics’ Visual Display Business Division, said that the trust of consumers made this possible and promised to introduce more innovations in the future. He also announced the ‘AI screen era’ at CES2024, where AI screens will connect and control all home devices and offer new products beyond smart TVs.