Founded back in 1969 as Samsung Electric Industries, Suwon, South Korea-headquartered Samsung Electronics today makes everything from televisions to semiconductors. It released its first Android smartphone in 2009, and can be credited with the launch of the first Android tablet back in 2010. The company is among the biggest players in the smartphone market in the world. It has recently developed smartphones running Tizen OS, as an alternative to its Android-based smartphones.
While Samsung competes with other phone manufacturers in every price bracket, the one where it has seen major success is with its Galaxy S series, the company’s flagship. The current Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are favoured by many, and are due for a refresh after the tragedy that was note 7.