Ahead of the times: Ushering in a new era of smartphone innovation


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: “The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.” When Alexander Graham Bell, the founder of the telephone, said these words in 1906, the idea was taken with a pinch of salt. 

Though the invention of the telephone did make people accept the fact that two persons as far as cities or even countries and continents could communicate through a device, it was still a distant reality to imagine seeing the person at the other end. 

Today, after 145 years from that prodigious invention, the world is living in the era of smartphones. In the present time, smartphones not only help you see the person at the other end but also allow you to communicate with them through various mediums, such as audio, video, text, and more. It has become a device that is now central to our everyday lives. 

From an awe-inspiring instrument to an object of daily need, this journey from the telephone that Bell made in 1876 to reach 3.80 billion hands, accounting for 48.2 per cent of the world’s population has been phenomenal, to say the least. 

Over the years, as technology has evolved, we as humans have been continuously in the pursuit of more advanced lives on the back of innovations; there is no better reward than the knowledge Samsung has been an integral part of this constant evolution, and we seek to continue championing this role. 

We are proud of our contributions to empowering the smartphone industry with the latest technological advancements, equipping our handheld devices with unthinkable levels of innovation, creating products with a clear vision to make the lives of consumers better.

Long before the first smartphone actually become common, our engineers in Suwon, South Korea were re-imagining every element of the mobile phone, setting in motion the trends that gradually shaped mobile technology as we know it today.

Samsung saw the potential of turning the mobile phone into a multi-functional device well before many other telecom companies did.  The release of the TV phone in 1999 brought entertainment to consumers’ hands, while the built-in 10-megapixel camera in the Samsung B600 brought high-quality photography and the mobile phone together for the first time.

With improving user experience as a core value, it was Samsung that launched the True Colour Phone, introducing the world to the active matrix LCD display and paving the way for innovations in mobile display technologies that are now synonymous with the Galaxy series.

The pace with which technology changes is supersonic today; any smartphone features that were considered ground-breaking a year ago are no longer fascinating, and customers are always looking for something extra in their next device. After all, if a smartphone has to be with you at all times, it better be the best and better with each new version. There is a growing need for more fluid and faster access to technology, and we have never ceased our search for innovative ideas and technologies to integrate into our smartphones. 

As uncertainties loom large in today’s fast-paced world, flexible technologies that give people room to explore are the need of the hour. For us at Samsung, people are at the heart of everything we do. We’re constantly listening to consumers to ensure that any new device and experience we release brings around meaningful innovations that would touch lives and better them to enrich the life of one and all. 

We work on everything with consumers as the focal point, from intelligent cameras to long-lasting batteries and robust security features. One of our strongest pillars to date is that we don’t shy away from change — we embrace it, use it to enhance the human experience, and make sure that consumers are getting the latest modern technology and innovations.

We strive to make the world a better place with the help of technology and the support of innovation, and here we are now, all set to write a new chapter of smartphone innovation as we reimagine the smartphone user experience. 

Staying ahead of the time and prepared to usher in a new era in smartphone innovation, Samsung set to highlight to consumers if good truly is good enough, with a line-up of contemporary innovations to elevate the smartphone and raise the bars of performance, power, and style. The new Samsung creations promise to carve a path for smartphone innovations in the years to come and beyond.

Samsung cordially invites you to join and witness the most-awaited Galaxy Unpacked event, which will uncover the next generation of smartphone innovations to help you make the most of every moment wherever you are.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.:

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