Did you know that Samsung launched more than 100 Android smartphone models until now?
Samsung’s first commercial Android device was launched a bit later, in June 2009. Simply called Samsung Galaxy (model number i7500), the handset didn’t manage to impress. It offered a 3.2-inch HVGA display, Android 1.5 Cupcake, 128MB of RAM, and a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7200A processor. Although unimpressive, this original Galaxy, pictured above, was the start of an epic journey for Samsung.
Of course, it’s not just the sheer number of products that helped Samsung rule the global smartphone market. The company had - and continues to have - a lot of high-end hot sellers, starting with the Galaxy S i9000 that was introduced in the first half of 2010, and finishing with the new Galaxy S5 (which already broke Samsung’s previous record when it comes to shipments).
1. enthasuium (Posts: 69; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
No doubt they have other 600+ millions subscribers in the world..
10. enthasuium (Posts: 69; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
Dont forget, Samsung also has a huge demand for Lower, mid range device as well as high end. Competition is even higher on Lower, mid range market
30. Ashoaib (Posts: 1212; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
really? just 100? I was thinking about thousand
2. Anshulonweb (Posts: 278; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
meh..... not surprised..... the main strategy of Samsung is to flood the market with devices..... and surprisingly it also works in their favour.....
3. NotAGeek (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Yep,they made lots of crappy cheap phones,instead of making quality phones with less options
11. enthasuium (Posts: 69; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
tell me a model name, which has high price and less quality, function????
26. enthasuium (Posts: 69; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
samsung galaxy j has specs equal to NOTE 3 my friend...Only s pen is missing..
27. enthasuium (Posts: 69; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
if that the case, 3rd world countries people could have never own a samsung device
pricing is like that
galaxy y--star--Ace series --s duos--grand--s series--note series
everybody has a choice
28. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Compare that to Motorola and there is a reason why Samsung is king in Android land. Its not all because of the Galaxy series.
4. uchihakurtz (Posts: 208; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
I thought there were 1000+, this doesn't include the Mini, Neo, Active, Zoom, Plus, Duo, Pro, WiFi, 7.0, 8.0, 8.4, 10.1, 12.2, spin offs right??
6. NotAGeek (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Lololol good point.There's no way they will be able to mention all of them
7. 3rdDegree (Posts: 170; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)
Those are all variations which they said aren't included.
22. a_tumiwa (Posts: 214; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
do they have the 9 inch version of device?
8. techloverNYC (Posts: 362; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
When you do the math Samsung sure make alot of the same or similar phones. Not hating why change something when its good right (or iconic).
9. GJanee (Posts: 206; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)
wow! i thought they released a 100+ droid models just last week :D #floodthemarketwithcrap
12. joey_sfb (Posts: 2524; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
They have vast resources. Main reason why I buy their products. Same reason why I buy only Nokia when Nokia was the top brand.
I can't stand weak brands.
13. gigaraga (Posts: 472; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
So many N00Bs bashing on Samsung. What they don't realize is that this creates a huge advantage for Samsung, more choices ofc...For people blindly just name the Active Neo Slim etc. series...it's not even targeting you. It's for people who just want the right smartphone. And Samsung has got it. God these haters and troll are annoying...
15. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
nah it's just funny how apple is in second place and they've only released 9 phones since 2007
32. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Imagine if Apple did what Samsung does....they would be alone in 1st place by a huge margin.
Also...I would gladly buy a Toyota, Honda, or Nissan over an exotic car if money was no problem.
35. Anonn (Posts: 36; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)
Wrong logic. Samsung has plenty of Android competition. Apple is the only iOS company and has no iOS competition. So people that want iOS, have only one choice. But people that want Android, have 15+ companies to choose from
38. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
althought that is a good point samsung doesn't really have much of a compeition when the android runner is somewhere around 2%
16. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2615; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Are those 2014 stats because I'm sure they have reached 500 count.
18. androiphone20 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Samsung throws things to the wall to see what sticks so not surprised at all.
21. joey_sfb (Posts: 2524; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Samsung would have loved to sell their flagship to every Samsung owner. Fact is the world does not have uniform affordability.
Therefore they customize the features set to different price point to be released into different regions.
MUCH better than trying to sell iPhone 4 8GB in 2014 for US $399 to India. Learn that they have stop that practice due to low demand.
36. Anonn (Posts: 36; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)
Exactly. Thats how they threw the Note series and it stuck so well that it became a new legendary Phablet category that could be taught in harvard in innovation and marketing
23. hashimta123 (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)
Even Samsung don't know how phones they released. They just want to flood the market with their device. Some phones didn't got any update after they are released they just don't care their customers.
24. TouchWiZSucks (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 May 2014)
Nasa should take the help of Samsung since they discover a new Galaxy every week!
25. rkoforever90 (Posts: 57; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)
i thought they have over 1000 models samsung kinda launch a new handset everyday
29. Suo.Eno (Posts: 127; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)
Current phone = Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-i9250 (gsm-maguro-yakju) and happy w/ it.
Previous phone = Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G (the non-Exynos ver, Ti OMAP 4430 and tbh probably the proper S2)
Next phone? = sure as hell not gonna be another Samsung that's for damn sure...
100 models isn't that wrong up until now when Samsung's planned obsolescence are just right there in front of you and crucially how the number coincide to what they've learnt so far at bringing acceptable levels of user ROI.... which again went to the other sh.itter when a hundred models can be stretched to a Mini, Neo or Lite etc.
They gotta somehow relearn how to prototype their products because yes there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Look what happened to Nokia's pre-WP + Symbian S60V5 heyday.
31. srgonu (Posts: 41; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
This beat my expectations, I thought they already launched 1000+ ;)
34. wilsong17 (Posts: 722; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
if it wasnt for samsung we still be stuck on the 4 inch phone