History of Samsung Electronics: From dried fish to high-tech

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You are always warmly welcomed my posts on the subject of history - for example, about Nintendo , Navigators , smart watches and sovetskie computers . At this time, under the hand got company Samsung, one of the largest manufacturers of high-tech components, telecommunication equipment. I hope that this time the post to your taste.

Of course, tell all at once would not work - because too many Samsung produces, including construction equipment, chemicals and food products. Here, only the major milestones - as the creation of the first series Blu-ray player, curved TVs "smart watches" androidofonov and badafonov.

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Back in 1910 was born Lee Byung-chul. His father was a large landowner, because he could afford to send his son to the University of Tokyo. After the death of his father Lee Byung Chul uses inheritance to start their own business - although at that time in South Korea, it was not just busy, because the country was a Japanese colony.

On the image - a warehouse in the city of Daegu, which began with the history of Samsung.

In 1938 came the name Samsung Trading Company - then it was a company exporting goods to China and Manchuria. At this entrepreneur has not stopped and started several companies engaged in the production of sugar and textiles, as well as - the insurance company.

Lee Byung-chul died in 1987.

TV h4>
In 1960 for Samsung begins the era of black-and-white television. The company merged with Sanyo and released his first black and white TV with the designation p-3202. In 1976 he was promoted million b / w TV company.

For its launch TV company was formed Samsung-Sanyo Electronics, renamed Samsung Electro-Mechanics in 1975 and has become Samsung Electronics in 1977.

In 1987, the Institute was established, which is engaged in the development of new products. Once in the 1990s allowed the international laws, Samsung TVs right to export all over the world. Together with Sony company engaged in the development of liquid crystal displays. In the late 1990s, Samsung has produced the biggest LCD-displays - a diagonal of 30 inches.

One of the models in 1997.

In 1998 the company began producing flat-screen TVs. At the beginning of this century, the company was the leader in the industry, creating the thinnest TV in 2002 and the world's first double-sided LCD display in 2006. In 2005 was the biggest OLED panel - 21 inches, and it was produced by Samsung.

The world's first serial Blu-ray player, Samsung released in 2006. The model was designated BD-P1000. Issue player helped Blu-ray win the "format war", and two years later stopped making HD DVD. The last of the company refused to HD DVD Warner Brothers.

In 2007 samsungovtsy provided Internet TV - the ability to simultaneously watch TV and get information from these your internet. A little later appeared Samsung Smart TV .

In 2010 began selling 3D TVs Samsung. During the first six months bought more than one million copies. The company was the first in the industry, which has a full range of 3D hardware for home televisions, Blu-ray players, content and glasses.

The world's first curved UHD TV Samsung was presented in 2014 at the CES. Diagonal TV - 105 inches, aspect ratio - 21: 9. Screen- resolution 5120 x 2160 pixels. Technology Auto Depth Enhancer allows you to view 3D movies without glasses. In line UHD TV companies now includes a dozen models. On these "smart" TVs can also play games from Electronic Arts (EA) and Gameloft. Quad-core processor is the brains of the Samsung.

Phones & PDAs h4>
Samsung entered the telecommunications market in 1977, creating a division of Samsung Telecommunications, which came into Samsung Group. Division created for the production of mobile phones and other portable devices - laptops, music players, and network equipment.

10 years after the opening of the unit, in 1988, the Korean market came Cell Phone SH-100. Moreover, it is the first cell production Samsung, so it is also the first cell produced in Korea, because the gadget is very symbolic.

SH-700 was released in 1993. It was the "ultra-light" cell phone - weighed only one hundred grams. He was much smaller than the proposed while other companies phones.

In 2003 clamshell SPH-A500 was one of the easiest, comfortable and stylish.

In the same year, Samsung introduced the first phone on your WIndows Mobile 2002. It was the SCH-i600. Concurrently, this is the first cellular company, works with 3G.

Model 2004 was the first A790 CDMA- and GSM compatible phone Samsung. There are also two of the clamshell display diagonal internal - 2.35 inches. By the way, there was no support for hands-free and e-mail.

But one of the first camera phone! Slider Samsung MM-A800, which debuted in 2005, became the first cell with a 2-megapixel camera in the United States. But he had a flaw: it does not work in networks of 3G.

Slim and attractive U600 - slider with 2, 2 inch display. Now the navigation button is not trapezoidal, as in previous models, but round.

Samsung in 2003 was a dream for many. He worked in the 3G and had a keyboard. In my opinion, it was a great phone business class at that time. Suddenly company attacked trolls from RIM.

4 years later appeared in Russia went on sale on line Samsung Ultra II.

The first phone with touchscreen Samsung released in 2008. This cell could boast flash-3D effects, gesture control and tactile feedback. Which, however, I always turn off when I take a new gadget in hand.

And here is one of the first smartphones to Android - I7500 - appeared in 2009, it was the first Galaxy. He had AMOLED display diagonal 3, 2 inches, connected to Wi-Fi, has a built-in GPS receiver. Thickness - only 11, 9 millimeters.

In 2010 came the first smartphone running the operating system bada 1.0. It was the flagship of the Samsung Wave S8500. Operating system lived only a few years, until February 2013 Samsung has not announced a merger bada c Tizen, thus declaring the end bada. Who had this smartphone - in what games played ?

Cmartfon Wave S8500 is worth noting for its display - was first used SuperAMOLED. Technology Super Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode suggests that the sensor layer is glued to the screen, eliminating the layer of air between them. Thus, the higher the clarity of these displays, the images are better seen in the sun, the colors richer, and the display - thinner.

Specifications Samsung Wave S8500 Operating System: bada
Processor: Samsung Exynos 3110, 1000 MHz
The video: PowerVR SGX540
Display: 3, 3 inch SuperAMOLED
Built-in memory: 2GB
Memory card support: microSD (TransFlash), up to 32 GB
Camera: 5 MP., 2560x1920, built-in flash
Standard: GSM 900/1800/1900, 3G
Interfaces: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB
Battery capacity: 1500 mAh
Weight: 118 g
Dimensions: 56x118x11 mm

Samsung Galaxy S was released in 2010. It is based on a 1GHz ARM processor «Hummingbird», had a 4-inch display and 5 megapixel camera.

In November of the same year, Eric Schmidt introduced Nexus S - smartphone, the work jointly Samsung and Google. The smartphone was built on a processor Exynos 3110, works in conjunction with 512MB of RAM. But here's expansion slot it did not have - had limited built-in 16GB. Not the best tradition.

Specifications Google Nexus S Processor: Cortex A8 (Hummingbird), 1000MHz
Graphics Processing Unit: PowerVR SGX540
Memory: ROM 16 GB, RAM 512 MB
Operating System: Android 2.3
Standard: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/2100
Screen: Super AMOLED, 4 ", 480x800 point touch screen, capacitive
Interfaces: USB 2.0 (microUSB), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (A2DP), Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
Built-in Camera: 5 MP, autofocus, large format photography, flash, geotagging
Battery autonomy: Li-Ion, 1500 mA • h, 1-2 days
Additional Features: GPS (maps pre-installed), MS Exchange, synchronization with Google

In 2011 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelone was introduced Galaxy S II. With this model in the third quarter of 2011, Samsung overtook Apple's smartphone sales. The smartphone features a 4.27-inch SUPER AMOLED Plus display.

Flagships of 2012 were Samsung Galaxy S III Apple iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920. The most anticipated smartphone from Samsung in 2011 has caused a lot of rumors, which ultimately did not materialize. But users got a great smartphone based on quad-core Exynos 4412 1, 4 GHz, equipped with HD SuperAMOLED display diagonal of 4, 8 inch, 1 GB of RAM, a battery of 2100 mAh and 8-megapixel camera. Function Smart Stay development company allows the front camera to recognize the user's eye and do not turn off the display if the gaze is directed at him.

In this ad Galaxy S3 is compared with iPhone 5. «Do not take a genius»

In 2012, the company surpassed all sales of smartphones.

Then he was there and Galaxy S4, which is morally not soon become obsolete.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S4 Processor: Eight-Octa Core (1, 6 GHz quad + 1, 2 GHz Quad)
Display: 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080
Operating System: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Battery: 2600 mAh
Built-in memory: 16/32 / 64GB
Main Camera: 13 megapixels.
Front camera: 2 megapixels.
Flash: LED Power LED
Standard: GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) HSPA + (850/900/1 900/2 100 MHz)
Wireless Networks: Wi-Fi: 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
Positioning: GPS / GLONASS
Weight: 130 g
Dimensions: 136, 6 x 69, 8 x 7, 9 mm

In April of this year, will start selling Samsung Galaxy S5 - the new flagship of the company. The smartphone is based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-2, 5 GHz.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S5 Processor Built-in memory: 16 GB / 32 GB
Screen: 5.1 & quot; 1920x1080 PPI 432
OS: Android 4.4
Main Camera: 16 MP
Front camera: 2 MP
Memory card: microSD (TransFlash) up to 128 GB
Mobile networks Wi-Fi
Battery: 2800 mAh
protection against moisture and dust: IP67
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 142x72, 5x8, 1 mm

As a nice extra model has a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate monitor. A 16 megapixel main camera Galaxy S5 built using Samsung's technology ISOCELL. The technology - in creating a physical barrier between adjacent pixels that "allows a greater number of photons accurately deal with specific microlenses and assembled in the right photodiode with a minimum level of unwanted electrical crosstalk between pixels».

wearable electronics h4>
One of the pioneers in the field of "smart watch" was the company Samsung. In 1999, the sale appeared Samsung SPH-WP10, wrist phone in the form factor of hours. The project could be as revolutionary as smartphones. But at that time, all somehow thought it was stylish, but no more. And now, in 2014, we see that the "smart watches" have become very popular.

In 2001, at CES in Las Vegas, Samsung has brought a new hybrid hours and cell phone that looks much more interesting. The gadget has a monochrome display and understand voice commands by pressing the appropriate button.

Smart watches stubbornly refused to become trend! But Samsung did not give up and again introduced the gadget this form factor in 2009. Samsung S9110 had a touch screen.

In October, Samsung again made an attempt to capture the market for these devices, unveiled the world Samsung Galaxy Gear.

Continuation became Samsung Galaxy Gear 2. They work longer on Android, but on its own operating system Tizen, so while using increased to 2-3 days at normal use and up to 6 days' with a slight "use functions.

Samsung Gear Fit positioned as the industry's first wearable device with a curved Super AMOLED display. The gadget can be used independently as a fitness tracker, and can work in conjunction with your smartphone. At 1, 84-inch display shows incoming calls, mail messages, reminders, alerts scheduler and other applications. Removable straps - there is a black, orange and mocha. Sales start in the next month.

Specifications Samsung Gear Fit Display: 1, 84-inch curved Super AMOLED with a resolution of 432x128 pixels
Additional features: pedometer, exercise, heart rate monitor, track sleep, stopwatch, timer
Protection against water and dust: IP67
Interface: Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Sensors: akselerometor, gyro sensor, heart rate
Battery: capacity of 210 mAh
Battery life: 3 - 4 days (normal use), up to 5 days (economical use)
Dimensions: 23, 4 x 57, 4 x 11, 95 mm
Weight: 27 grams

For those who want to develop applications for wearable electronics Samsung released Tizen SDK for Wearable , available dlya download .

Computers, laptops and tablet h4>
Samsung first personal computer appeared only in the Korean market in 1982 and produced until 1986. The model was designated the SPC-1000. The computer is based on the processor Z80, was made in Korea, though BASIC for it was founded in Japan by Hudson soft. It had 70 KB of RAM.

On the left side of the body there is a button ILP, start downloading your operating system with magnetic tape.

Specifications Samsung SPC-1000 Processor: Z80-A 4 MHz
RAM: 64 KB
RAM Video: 6 KB
Read Only Memory: 32 KB
Display text: 32 characters x 16 lines
Graphics: 128 x 192/256 x 192 pixels
Colours: 9 (semigraphic), 4 (128 x 192 mode), 2 (256 x 192 mode)
Sound: 3 votes, 8 octaves
Dimensions: 48 x 27.5 x 9.5 cm
Media: built-in cassette player
Operating System: CP / M with a connected flopikov
Price: 495, 000 won, about $ 600

Infomercial 1984.

Samsung became the first laptop S5200, released in 1989 for the Korean market.

On the world market of laptops Samsung came in 2003 with several rulers under the letter designations. Samsung X-10, introduced in the year to CeBit, was built on the Intel Pentium M Centrino 1, 3-1, 7 GHz, has 512 MB of RAM, hard drive, 60 GB, 64 MB video card, DVD / CDRW drive and WIFI 802.11b. The laptop weighs 1, 8 kg and its thickness - 2, 38 cm.

In 2005 there was a transformer Samsung M70. Laptop display can be detached and attached to the base, which makes it a stylish shorts home computer.

In the US sales of Samsung notebooks have begun only recently - in 2009. First appeared in the sale of a 13-inch Samsung Q310 in two versions. Junior model was equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 2.0GHz and hard drive to 250 GB, the eldest - Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 with 320 GB of memory.

In 2010, originates line Samsung Galaxy Tab. The first model has a 7-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and ARM-processor with a frequency of 1000 MHz.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800), introduced in 2012, became the world's first tablet PC with a screen Super AMOLED Plus.

The good news for Samsung became this year ban for Russian officials to use the iPad. According to the Ministry of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov, the decision regarding the tablet is technical in nature, and tablets for Samsung officials are "specially protected devices». a >

Earlier this year, Samsung tablets line continued series Pro. First appeared Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Tab Pro 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4 inches. Screen resolution - 2560 x 1600 pixels.

In May of this year, Samsung plans to launch a second series of
Chromebook'ov . They will be available from 11, 6 and 13, 3 inch displays. Housing stylized skin.

13, 3-inch version has a resolution of Full HD screen at 1920x1080 pixels and is equipped with 4 GB of RAM. Version with 11, 6-inch display has a resolution of 1366x768 and 2 GB of RAM. Each of the laptops has eMMC iNAND storage capacity of 16 GB, HDMI and USB 2.0 / 3.0 connectors, slots for cards microSD, a pair of 2-watt speakers tions and web camera with HD-shooting.

Specifications Chromebook 2 (13, 3 inches) Screen: 13, 3-inch Full HD LED (1920x1080);
Operating System: Google Chrome;

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