Did you know: the original meaning of the Samsung brand name
posted by Victor H. / Feb 22, 2015, 3:47 PM
Samsung is the company that makes the most popular Android smartphones in the world, and while it’s been struggling to maintain its high profits in the past few months, all eyes are now on the expected Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge that could change the course for Samsung.
But did you know what is the original meaning of ‘Samsung’? Since we don’t know Korean, that meaning was not obvious, and it’s definitely interesting to see what does it mean and why was it chosen.
In Korean, the word Samsung translates as ‘three stars’. This brand name was picked by Samsung founder Lee Byung-chull at the inception of the company with the idea of the company one day becoming powerful and ever-lasting as are stars in the skies.
But why exactly three, what does ‘three’ have to do with success, and why not two or four? The reason for this turns out to be hidden in the Korean language where the number ‘three’ is used as a symbol, a representation for something that is big and powerful.
So there you have it, the aspiring to be big and powerful Samsung has become just that in recent years. Do you expect it to get even stronger with the Galaxy S6, judging by all latest rumors? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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Samsung started from selling groceries and food items in 1938. That's where it started: http://image.mt.co.kr/image_re
posted on Feb 22, 2015, 3:53 PM 9
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No different now, with the amount of cheap low and mid range devices, it's like going down the ketchup isle...lot's of different brands, but unless you buy the Heinz or maybe the Hunt's, it's gonna' be sh*t...
posted on Feb 22, 2015, 4:13 PM 11
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That was a nice piece of info.. I always thought samsung was the last name of the company's owner.
posted on Feb 22, 2015, 3:56 PM 5
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Yes thats why you named yourself Tim cook because u think found the company? Or because of
posted on Feb 22, 2015, 11:42 PM 1
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Wonder what the Apple logo means?
posted on Feb 22, 2015, 4:54 PM 0
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i think phonearena editor really loves samsung. i mean who really want to know about that mean? I really dont wanna know...this phonearena is tech website....not a samsung website.... i really love this site and had lots good info from here... but some of articles when i read before i felt like some of PA editors are work for samsung.
posted on Feb 22, 2015, 6:18 PM 0
Let's overlook the fact that you clicked on an article about Samsung's name and then complained that the article is about Samsung's name. Instead, let's look at the 16 (sixteen) articles preceding it. 4 are related to Windows, 3 to Motorola, 2 to HTC, 0 to Samsung. So, it's easy to conclude that you have 1 or 2 other options of articles to click on other than this one. This is in spite of the fact that the second largest phone announcement of the year will occur in 8 days.There are going to be some articles about the largest cell phone manufacturer in the world. But don't feel bad. People who complain about the number of Apple articles in August and September are equally as stupid as you.
posted on Feb 22, 2015, 8:31 PM 4
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Actually this is the biggest phone announce of the year. The iPhone 6 was launched in 2014, this is 2015 making the S6 the big announcement for the 1st Quarter. But I agree with you otherwise. To click on and article you didn't have to read, and then complain like a little girl about it is just sad.
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 1:11 PM 1
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It's 삼성 Means three stars. Of course now it has much more stars! samsung is the biggest brand in the world. 1.samsung electronics 2.samsung life insurance 3.samsung fire and & marine insurance 4.samsung heavy industries 5.Samsung c&t 6.sumsung sds 7.samsung techwin 8.samsung motors. I not saying samsung every produt is the best but everyone that care about tech should respect this brand.! Don't be a fan but respect !
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 12:22 AM 2
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