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Samsung – One of the biggest conglomerates on the planet

Samsung, since 1938! Established as a trading company and became a brand that is well known at every corner of the Earth. Starting food processing, textiles, insurance, securities, and retail in the first 30 years, the company had entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s, followed by shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s.

Lee Byung-chul, the man behind the brand

Way back in 1938, Lee Byung-chul founded Samsung as a trading company and worked with the strategy to expand its reach to the entire planet, somehow succeeded as well. In 1987, Lee left Samsung (the world as well) and Samsung was separated into five business groups:

  1. Samsung Group
  2. Shinsegae Group
  3. CJ Group
  4. Hansol Group
  5. Joongang Group

Samsung Electronics

Just after entering the electronics industry, Samsung diversified into various fields including Samsung Electronics, which is one of the world’s information technology companies + consumer electronics makers + chipmakers in terms of revenue, as well as Samsung Heavy Industries, Samsung Engineering, and Samsung C&T Corporation. Aside from this, Samsung also has some notable subsidiaries include Samsung Life Insurance, Samsung Everland, and Cheil Worldwide.

Samsung x “Three Stars”

Samsung creator Lee Byung-chul said that the meaning of the Korean hanja word Samsung is “three stars” in which the word “three” represents something “big, numerous and powerful”, while the “start” means everlasting or eternal, like stars in the sky.

The birth of “Galaxy”

At the beginning of this century, Samsung opened a development center in Warsaw, Poland. Before moving into digital TV and smartphones, the company began work with set-top-box technology. Later on, the smartphone platform was developed with the help of partners that was officially unveiled with the original Samsung Solstice lineup of devices and other derivatives in 2008 that was later formed as the Samsung Galaxy line of devices such as Galaxy Note and Galaxy Edge.

Ten-year growth strategy

In 2010, the South Korean tech giant announced a ten-year growth strategy centered around five businesses in which one of these businesses was to be focused on biopharmaceuticals, to which has committed ₩2,100,000,000,000.

When Samsung surpassed traditional market leader

Since its establishment in 1938, Samsung Group rapidly printed its footsteps in various areas such as the mobile phone market. After years of its birth, Samsung finally became the Earth’s largest mobile phone maker in terms of the highest unit shipments in the first quarter of 2012. The company had surpassed the traditional tech giant Nokia, which was ruling the market since 1998.

Galaxy Note 7 – One of the biggest fiasco

In August 2016, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, but its sales have been suspended in early September 2016 along with an announcement of an informal recall. The company took this decision after some units of the phones had batteries with a defect that caused them to produce excessive heat, leading to fires and explosions.

The company replaced the recalled units of the Galaxy Note 7 with a new version, but, later on, it was found that its new variant also had a battery defect. Following this, Samsung recalled all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones worldwide on 10 October 2016 and finally ended production of the phone the following day.

World’s largest mobile manufacturing facility

In 2018, Samsung launched the world’s largest mobile manufacturing facility in Noida, India, with guest of honor including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In South Korea, the Republic of Samsung

Samsung is not just South Korea’s technology company, but it also has a powerful influence on the country’s economic development, politics, media, and culture and has been a major driving force behind the “Miracle on the Han River”. Samsung affiliate firms produce nearly a fifth of South Korea’s total exports. In 2013, its revenue was equal to 17% of South Korea’s $1,082 billion GDP.


When it comes to smartphones, Samsung has 4 main lineups – Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, Galaxy Z Fold, and Galaxy A that are available worldwide. At the same time, the company has also introduced several phones under its Galaxy M and Galaxy F series in select markets such as India.

Apart from this, the Korean tech giant offers rugged smartphones under its Galaxy XCover lineup, while tablets are known as Galaxy Tab. Among the half dozen segments, Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Galaxy S are usually known as flagships.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Galaxy Note series

  • Galaxy Note 7/FE
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Galaxy S series

  • Galaxy S5
  • Galaxy S5 Mini
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 edge
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 edge
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8+
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9+
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra

Galaxy Z series

  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3

Galaxy A series

  • Galaxy A01
  • Galaxy A01 Core
  • Galaxy A02s
  • Galaxy A10
  • Galaxy A10e
  • Galaxy A11
  • Galaxy A12
  • Galaxy A10s
  • Galaxy A20
  • Galaxy A20e
  • Galaxy A20s
  • Galaxy A21s
  • Galaxy A22
  • Galaxy A30
  • Galaxy A30s
  • Galaxy A31
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy A40
  • Galaxy A40s
  • Galaxy A41
  • Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy A50
  • Galaxy A50s
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A60
  • Galaxy A70
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A80
  • Galaxy A90 5G

Galaxy M series

  • Galaxy M01 Core
  • Galaxy M01
  • Galaxy M01s
  • Galaxy M02s
  • Galaxy M10
  • Galaxy M11
  • Galaxy M10s
  • Galaxy M20
  • Galaxy M21
  • Galaxy M21s
  • Galaxy M30
  • Galaxy M30s
  • Galaxy M31
  • Galaxy M40
  • Galaxy M51

Galaxy F series

  • Galaxy F02s
  • Galaxy F12
  • Galaxy F41
  • Galaxy F62

Galaxy XCover series

  • Galaxy XCover 4s
  • Galaxy XCover Pro
  • Galaxy XCover 5

Galaxy Tab series

  • Galaxy Tab A with S Pen
  • Galaxy Tab A7
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S5e
  • Galaxy Tab S6
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab Active 3
  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra


Not only smartphones, but Samsung also has a good reputation in the wearables market as it introduces smartwatches with several futuristic functionalities along with full of premiums. You can check some of the most popular Galaxy watches below.

Galaxy Watch / Galaxy Watch Active

  • Galaxy Watch
  • Galaxy Watch 3
  • Galaxy Watch 4
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
  • Galaxy Watch Active
  • Galaxy Watch Active 2


With the launch of Galaxy Buds back in 2019, Samsung impressively proved its presence in the hearables device market. Following its popularity, the company launched its sequel Galaxy Buds+ in 2020 and continuously brought new TWS earbuds two times every year.

Galaxy Buds

  • Galaxy Buds
  • Galaxy Buds+
  • Galaxy Buds 2
  • Galaxy Buds Live
  • Galaxy Buds Pro