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

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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23 Comments

1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

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

2. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

18. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Taters iTurds

3. Landon

Posts: 1227; Member since: May 07, 2015

This is a great video. Well done, Samsung.

4. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 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.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3064; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

6. Brewski

Posts: 659; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Yes, this is about Samsung. Also, your list is horribly incomplete.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

iPhone was the big jump.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3064; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

22. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

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

9. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

10. maherk

Posts: 6641; Member since: Feb 10, 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

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3064; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It didn't even have MMS.

20. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

12. tedkord

Posts: 17047; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

17. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

21. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sorry but what is the F700 and the Prada?

23. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

13. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

14. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Would like to see iphone evolutions video looool

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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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