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Samsung is more than just a smartphone manufacturer

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Samsung is more than just a smartphone manufacturer
If you're a loyal PhoneArena reader, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Samsung is the latest Galaxy S handset. But there is much more to the company than that. According to an infographic made by TufiTech, the company makes up 17% of South Korea's economy. It employs 489,000 people, which is more than Apple, Google and Microsoft combined.

The company got into electronics in 1960, built their first cellphone in 1985 and in 2011 it became the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Last year's 22.4% global smartphone market share put it ahead of Apple's 16.4%. Samsung shipped 325 million handsets last year, compared to the 231.5 million iPhones shipped by Apple. And Samsung has spent some big bucks on the future. In 2015, its R&D spending of $14.1 billion topped Apple's $6 billion and Google's $9.8 billion.

Samsung is involved in other aspects of the smartphone market. It produces Ax chipsets for Apple, and had a large share of the global AMOLED display market last year. It also has a number of huge businesses that have nothing to do with smartphones or electronics. You can check it all out by clicking on the slideshow below. We've cut up the infographic into bite-sized pieces so that you can find out all about the global smartphone leader.


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source: TufiTech

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posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:16 13

1. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1491; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Over a year ago ColdFusion made a video on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Afpey7Eldo

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 00:03 3

31. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2154; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Read my mind. That was precisely what I was gonna post.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 00:40 4

36. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


I have to add to that video that Samsung owns this site too. He didn't mention it but it's pretty obvious since half the articles are for Samsung

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 00:49

77. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2154; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Right, a "Samsung owned" site would be crediting features from different rivals that Samsung implements in their device, to ALWAYS one rival, apple:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-to-have-a-version-of-Live-Photos-called-Vivid-Photo_id77435

Yet won't write a single article pointing out the dozens of features that single rival has copied:

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2015/06/08/ios-9-features-apple-borrowed-from-android/

http://phandroid.com/2015/09/09/iphone-6s-new-features-vs-android-phones/

Makes iSense...

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 00:44 3

37. vincelongman (Posts: 4102; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I love ColdFusion

He has many great videos
e.g. on Samsung, Apple, Google, Telsa, Microsoft, Tata, Nokia, Walmart

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 08:45 2

55. Ruturaj (Posts: 1275; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Same here, he makes great videos.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:18 6

2. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1111; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I like how much they spend on R&D

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 11:11

59. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Still more than apple.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 12:20 3

62. xondk (Posts: 1202; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


People tend to forget that many of the components in Apple products are made by Samsung, the iPhone couldn't really exist without them.
Original iPhone contained quite a few samsung components, something people forget, and the newer ones do as well, and I doubt it will slow down.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 00:52

78. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


What does that have to do with my post? Wtf

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:20

79. xondk (Posts: 1202; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Agreeing with you, and explaining how people seem to forget these things?

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:25 21

3. xondk (Posts: 1202; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


It is funny all the things that get thrown at Samsung, they are a juggernaut company unlike Apple. But people will point out that Apple is valued higher, of which they are right.
But Apple is running mostly on image and with very few products, if either takes a significant hit in popularity, then Apple can quickly get into a bad situation.

Samsung can take those hits and keep going supported by other things they have in the company. And despite not earning as much per product as Apple, maybe because of it, they are very stable, reliable, and long term viable. Where one bad break or turn in public opinion can entirely possibly break them, though yes they have enough cash currently to soak some blows.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:32 16

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 3838; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


You're right. Just because apple has the most money in the bank right now it doesn't make them the world's most valuable company. For example we can look at the company Alphabet. It wasn't around very long and became the most valuable company because of what they own and what they do.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:39 1

13. ctdog4748 (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


Sorry kid, but "one bad break" isn't going to be nearly enough to even dent Apple in the slightest. Yes it's become de rigueur to predict (or in some peoples cases hope for ) Apples imminent downfall, but take a screen shot of this for future reference; Apple will earn more profit on iPhone 7 sales alone than Samsung will of the S7, S7 Edge and Note 6 combined. Yep, Apple has it like 'that'!

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 21:11 12

21. willard12 (Posts: 1527; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Potentially with screens and processors as well as flash memory, Samsung will be there to take their cut.

I'm not sure anyone's comment predicted the "imminent downfall" of Apple. But, at some point, the smartphone market will be saturated (maybe not in our lifetimes) . When that happens, it will be good to be in the business of building solar panels, ships, fighter jets, TVs, trucks, tractors, dishwashers.........

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 12:13 2

61. xondk (Posts: 1202; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


nice way to start your post "kid" amusing.

You aren't really reading what I said, I said a break was Apple losing its image, Apple's main selling point is its image, its design, if people decided they didn't want to pay more for less, which fully objectively they are getting both feature wise and hardware wise.
Heck in your confidence about them earning more from iPhone 7 sales then s7 s7 edge and so on combined, you are relying on the fact that they earn more per product then anyone out there, the only reason they are able to do that is because of how Apple is perceived, take their computers, that's the exact same hardware as any other computer out there, but the cost is significantly more due to the design.
Which was my point, if Apple's design/pay for said design, falls out of favour, they lose the main source of income.
If you don't like Samsung's phone design? cool, buy something else, there's many many more products from samsung that you may like, unless you are boycotting them for some odd reason, and not buying anything samsung period.

The fact that you start out with the wording you did makes me wonder...
Because just because a company is earning a higher profit and selling more of their products then others, does not mean their product is actual higher quality, but it is perceived to be higher quality.
And remember who had historically made most of the components in Apple's products...because Apple can't do that themselves.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 23:30 2

30. jroc74 (Posts: 5986; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly. Some of us have been saying this for years. Samsung is much bigger than smartphones, the smartphone market.

Samsung could get out of making smartphones and survive just providing smartphone components to others.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:25 15

4. lyndon420 (Posts: 3838; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I knew Samsung was massive but this was almost mind blowing to see what they've accomplished in less than a hundred years.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:30 8

5. aikoo (Posts: 69; Member since: 27 Feb 2016)


Even I didn't know they were this big, like damn. It takes a minute to wrap your head around this.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:32 2

7. CreeDiddy (Posts: 607; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Samsung smartphone division will be non existent by 2020. You will see massive declines due to Apple's branding and customer loyalty along with the massive competition manufacturer to manufacturer within the Android space. Depleting margins will cause Samsung to refocus their mobile market. This is bound to happen. The signs were there starting early last year. Sorry Samsung on a historic great run, but all good things come to an end. I like Samsung as a company, but this is very predictable.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:37 15

9. lyndon420 (Posts: 3838; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Samsung may try to be the third player in our mobile ecosystem with Tizen. They've got enough of a fan base to make ms cry in envy.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:40

14. Donone41 (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


We will see f**l.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:43

16. kevin91202 (Posts: 518; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Yes, the android market is saturated. That's why Tizen is on the horizon for the Galaxy S9 and beyond.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 00:32

34. rishav20193 (Posts: 194; Member since: 18 Jul 2015)


umm...no, tizen wont be released in the s series ever !!
z series is for tizen....& from what i have read......samsung is about launch a high end tizen phone in 2016!!
i m from india....& i read articles that it has done really well in india !!
& most people said that he doesnt hang & all......but obviously, dont have much apps as of now !!
comes pre installed with the major ones we may use like (fb, messenger, whatsapp)

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:47

17. kevin91202 (Posts: 518; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Yes, the android market is saturated. That's why Tizen is on the horizon for the Galaxy S9 and beyond.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 22:53

28. Suo.Eno (Posts: 480; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Wake me up from that old Bada disaster of a nightmare 1st before we even begin to talk about Tizen. Samsung's not gonna end well if this is their current TouchWiz chops and discipline that they're bringing forward for Tizen. That's gotta change...yesterday.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 22:16

24. kenaldinho4444 (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


The top belongs to no one. Look at Nokia, they reigned the longest and where are they now

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 02:34

46. Xelief (Posts: 38; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


The iOS market share right now isn't any larger than it was in 2012 and doesn't show any signs of growing by any considerable amount right now, so this is actually a pretty retarded statemnt.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:33 1

8. nctx77 (Posts: 1697; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I could give zero f**** about how many things they make!!!

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:38 20

10. lyndon420 (Posts: 3838; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Thanks for that. We are all so much more enlightened now :)

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:38 10

11. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


and here you are commenting...oh the irony

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:42 6

15. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


And yet, here you are.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 06:21 1

54. willard12 (Posts: 1527; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


You're only interested in how much money Apple makes.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:39

12. catze86 (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Their current project : replace man power with robot

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:47

18. lyndon420 (Posts: 3838; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I could go for that and the first place they could automate should be something like McDonald's. Having to wait close to 10 minutes just for a coffee is crazy. Employ people to maintain and stock the machines and keep the human interaction at the front and side counters and eating areas, but have the machines make and sort the food. Put the fast back into fast food...or just get trained by Wendy's staff - either way it would be an improvement.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:54

20. catze86 (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Coffe Street vendors in my country less than 10 minutes. And the tastes very good than McD's. But ot doesnt matter. I always go to KFC nowadays

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:51 5

19. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 284; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


I love Samsung

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 21:55 1

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


A little ammo to use against meanestgenius next time he's spewing nonsense about Blackberry being more than a phone company.

Several OEMs are in many other industries besides smartphones. LG, Asus, Motorola, and a few others come to mind.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 22:34 2

25. Podrick (Posts: 450; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Was meanestgenius said Blackberry was the only OEM thats more than a phone company? Lol you make no sense as usual.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 01:33

40. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I was thinking more in the lines of "so is so and so."

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 02:18 1

43. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


He ABSOLUTELY makes no sense whatsoever, lol.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 13:51

64. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You just lack the "common" sense to understand it.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 14:44

69. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Right and cue, and so predictable. Now see comment #47.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 19:44

80. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You can give it but you sure can't take it. Now that I've made you my b- again, any further comment from you will be met with "Thank you for proving me right, now see comment #80 and get over it."

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 20:15

84. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You've made me your "b" and yet you're mimicking me like a kid does his parent. That's just pathetic, and shows how much you want to be me. I would call you "son", but you're more of a baby "b" than anything. Now hop off my sack and see comment #47.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 17:17

88. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Mimicking? Meanest how many times have you regurgitated and copy something I've said as your own response? How can you sit there with a straight face and accuse me of mimicking?

Like I said before, I made you my b- yet again so see comment #80 and get over it.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:24

92. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes, you're mimicking me, as usual. You've taken your man-crush for me to a new level.now Now cut the BS and see comment #47. And quit mimicking me.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 14:35

96. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Haven't you mimicked me in the past though?

P.S. watch meanest lie through his teeth on this one.

Now see comment #80 you hypocrite.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 14:56

102. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Thanks for inadvertently admitting that you are indeed mimicking me. And you still haven't proved anything beyond infatuated with me. You're just a sad, pathetic little troll.

Now see comments #47 and #94 and stop mimicking me.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:19

104. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Answer the question, or should I post a link to an example of you copying my responses?

Now see comment #80 otherwise continue to watch me make you my b-.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 14:49

108. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Shall I post links of YOU copying my responses? Oh wait, you're doing it now.

Now see comments #47 and #94 and hop off my sack.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 00:55

38. lyndon420 (Posts: 3838; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I'm sure he'll be touched to know that you like to keep his name alive even when he's not here. I think you love him...not that there's anything wrong with that ;)

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 01:39

41. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There's no ulterior motive other than to make a point, so you're wrong. It would've made little difference who the person was be it Bernoulli, Scott, Rebelwithoutaclue, or anyone who I regularly have arguments with.

The only thing I love is my paychecks and my significant other even if she has a terrible choice in movies.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 02:37 2

47. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


So what "point are you proving" if I've NEVER SAID that BlackBerry is the only company that's into other things? Oh yeah, that's right. Podrick already said. "You make no sense as usual lol". And you have no point to prove other than to start a fight, like you claim I always do with you, once again proving your hypocrisy.

I've made my point here, and there is obviously NO WAY you can dispute it. I'm not going to hijack this comments section to entertain you. Any further comment from you will not only show your desperation in wanting my attention, thus proving your extremely uncomfortable man-crush on me, but will also be by a "Thanks for proving my point, now see comment __". Go ahead and prove me right like I know you will, and like you always do.

Cue you usual responses of:

"Typical meanest response...."(in an attempt to emulate me)

"You're running/are a afraid/are a coward, blah, blah, blah..." (in an attempt to keep my attention fixated on you)

"I wasn't picking/starting a fight/stirring the pot" (inadvertently proving that you're a lying hypocrite)

"You always pick fights with me" (In an attempt to justify your BS in this comments section, and deflect from the fact that you started this fight)

And any other of your typical, usual BS comments that you make in response to me. And try not to mimic me when you respond. It just shows your desperation.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 13:54

65. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Oh shut up, no one cares. Obviously, you were hunting the articles or you wouldn't be here otherwise. I just needed to make a point and you were the sucker that took the bait in order for me to do so.

Pretty much I just exposed you, now live with that and get over it.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 14:49

70. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


In other words:

"Damnit! Meanestgenius not only called me out for my trolling, but he got me for all of my lame responses, and exposed me for NOT having ANY POINT whatsoever. I should never have picked a fight with him, because now he made me look like the idiot that I truly am."

There. I fixed your post for you. Now see comment #47 and get off my sack.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 19:46

81. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You didn't fix anything. You just showed me how much of a pawn you are. Now now see comment #80 and get over it.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 20:20

85. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


In other words:

"I'll continue to make up BS excuses for being called for not having a point to my previous comment that started all this. And I'll mimic meanestgenius while I'm at it, just to prove how much I idolize him".

There. I fixed your post for you. Again. This is becoming a habit. Now see comment #47 and hop off my sack.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 17:19

89. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I had a point, not my fault if it went over your head, pawn.

Now see comment #80 and get over it.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:29

93. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


IF you had a point, it was only to show much you love my name in your mouth and to prove your unending man-crush for me. Now see comment #47, stop mimicking me, and hop off my sack.

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