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  • Samsung Invention

    Samsung Invention
    Lee Byung-chull started Samsung on March 1 in 1938, as a trading company based in Taegu, Korea. The small company of only 40 employees started as a grocery store, trading and exporting goods produced in and around the city, like dried Korean fish and vegetables, as well as its own noodles.
  • Electronics

    Samsung entered the electronics industry in the 1960's with the formation of several electronics focused divisions.
  • Washing Machines

    Washing Machines
    Between 1972 and 1979, Samsung began selling washing machines, changed to Samsung Petrochemical and then Samsung Heavy Industries, and by 1976, had sold its 1 millionth B&W television.
  • Death

    In 1987 with the death of Lee Byung-chull, the Samsung group was separated into four business groups leaving the Samsung Group with electronics, engineering, construction, and most high-tech products. Retail, food, chemicals, logistics, entertainment, paper, and telecom were spun out among the Shinsegae Group, CJ Group, and Hansol Group.
  • Samsung's first camera phone

    Samsung's first camera phone
    Samsung launches its first phone with a built-in camera that allows people to take up to 20 photos. The photos can only be accessed with a computer.
  • Selfie Time

    Selfie Time
    Samsung innovates the flip phone with a rotating camera that allows people to take pictures from the front and back, something that was previously impossible to do.
  • New Angles, Bigger Pixels

    New Angles, Bigger Pixels
    Samsung releases a flip phone with a swing style screen that allows for pictures to be taken from different angle for more creative photos
  • A smarter phone for a camera

    A smarter phone for a camera
    Samsung first smartphone features a camera with a wide range of modes, like panorama, stop motion, and cartoon shit. Combined with a touch screen, it changes the way people interact with camera phones
  • High Definition brings photos to life

    High Definition brings photos to life
    Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5 with Samsung's fastest auto focus and realtime high dynamic range, which makes brighter, more beautiful photos that are instantly ready for sharing on social media
  • Building for the pros

    Building for the pros
    Samsung releases its first smartphone with a dual pixel autofocus system, which takes phone cameras closer to professional quality
  • Two is better than one

    Two is better than one
    Samsung unveils its first smartphone with dual, 12mp rear camera with optical image stabilization on both the side angle and telephoto lenses.