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New Samsung video shows the evolution of mobile devices – from brick-sized GSM, through smartwatches, to VR

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New Samsung video shows the evolution of mobile devices – from brick-sized GSM, through smartwatches, to VR
Samsung's marketing team is working around the clock in the days before the official unveiling of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge (cat's out of the bag – it'll happen on the 21st of February at Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event). Aside from posting the Seven Days of Unboxing series on its Swedish YouTube page, Sammy also published a sort of an evolution video on its main Mobile profile.

This one doesn't tease the Galaxy S7 per se, it just takes us on a trip down memory lane – from the very first, brick-sized mobile phones, through Sammy's first attempts at a wearable watch phone (the SPH-WP10), the smallest TV phone (looks like the SCH-M2200), the world's first MP3 phone (Samsung SPH-M2500), then through the Galaxy S and Note line, the Gear S smartwatches, and ends at the Gear VR virtual goggles with the caption “Who knows where progress will take us”.

So, not much of a reveal there, just some memories in a cool montage. Though we do believe that Sammy's Unpacked 2016 may focus on VR after the announcement of the Galaxy S7 / S7 edge duo. Sources say that it's very probable that Sammy will unveil its Gear 360 camera – a Bluetooth-connectable gizmo, which can take 360-degree pictures and video, and that Galaxy S7 pre-orders will be bundled with a free pair of Gear VR goggles, and — to top it all off — the event itself will be streamed in 360-degree video. So, in light of that information, one could speculate that maybe this is the reason why the video stops exactly at VR — Sammy is emphasizing on the new tech, but could this mean that it's also working on evolving it further?

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posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:25 12

1. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1469; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Its cool to see the evolution of their smartphones in a video

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:30 12

2. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


If Apple had their way they'd patent troll every other manufacturer info oblivion and keep the same basic phone and O.S for eternity.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 19:37 2

18. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Taters
iTurds

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:32 12

3. Landon (Posts: 375; Member since: 07 May 2015)


This is a great video. Well done, Samsung.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:37 4

4. Settings (Posts: 1448; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Great video. But I believe history of mobile devices is incomplete without mentioning also the pioneers; Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola, Siemens, Alcatel or even Nextel. Our world is different since the emergence of mobile phones.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:47 13

5. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1559; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The video is about the history of Samsung, not phones in general. As for your list, no "history of phones" video is ever complete without Palm.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 10:01 3

6. Brewski (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Yes, this is about Samsung.

Also, your list is horribly incomplete.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 10:50 1

7. cnour (Posts: 549; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


iPhone was the big jump.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 10:57 14

8. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1559; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I wasn't aware the iPhone was a Samsung model.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 01:26

19. cnour (Posts: 549; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


This is what you understand from my sentence? Very smart!!!!

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 03:03 2

22. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


So is thinking the iPhone was any kind of jump :D!

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:26 9

9. PopeFrancis (Posts: 59; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Big jump in what? In telling customers what they can and cannot do?

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:48 9

10. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Big jump? How?
Let's not forget that the 1st iPhone didn't have video recording nor App Store. It was basically an iPod with calling functionality

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 12:07 7

11. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1559; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


It didn't even have MMS.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 01:27

20. cnour (Posts: 549; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


How? Samsung appeared in the Smarphones market after S1 which was a copy of the first iPhone, no?

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 12:31 5

12. tedkord (Posts: 9942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


IPhone was the natural progression, as evidenced by both the F700 and the Prada both coming out around the same time.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 18:30 1

15. ibend (Posts: 3200; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and its nokia who invent gazillion of interesting phone design, and they have working app store, but they dont have much luck with touch based phone, lol

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 19:36

17. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Because Nokia was relying on dustbin workers for their technological advances.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 01:29

21. cnour (Posts: 549; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Sorry but what is the F700 and the Prada?

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 16:13 2

23. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 1923; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


So you're only aware of what you see on TV a lot...no wonder.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 14:32

13. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


like if u remember the first MP3 phone at 0:33 mark ;)

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 16:43

14. Dee79 (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Would like to see iphone evolutions video looool

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 18:33 1

16. ibend (Posts: 3200; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


that will be boring... all we can notice is just bigger screen, lol...

motorola and nokia have some long history on mobile world, hope they make vids like this :D

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