This South Korean multinational company was founded in 1969 as Samsung Electric Industries in Suwon of South Korea.
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But today it has a broad portfolio of consumer products that range from televisions to semiconductors. It released the 1st Android smartphone in 2009 and the 1st Android tablet in 2010, and it has also started to develop smartphones running Tizen OS, as an alternative to its Android based smartphones.
The company is a market leader in the smartphone market in terms of unit sales in the world. It is ranked 18th in Forbes 2000 annual list of top companies based on sales, assets and market capitalization for 2016.
The company launched a series of Smartphones and tablets in the name Galaxy series. It mainly included the A, S and TabPro variants. In March 2016, Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet was launched. The tablet has a 7.00-inch display and a resolution of 800 pixels by 1280 pixels. This tablet has a 1.3GHz quad-core with 1.5GB of RAM. With 8GB expandable internal storage up to 200MB, a 5-megapixel primary camera along with a steady 2-megapixel front camera. It is also certain to mention that the S variants are widely preferred by Samsung loyalists. The tablet runs Android 5.1 and weighs 283 g. Samsung Galaxy TabPro S tablet was another important model that was launched in January 2016. The tablet comes with a 12.00 inch display with a high resolution of 2160 pixels by 1440 pixels that uses Windows 10 OS and weighs 603.00 g.
It has a market share over 16.3% with annual shipments ranging around 33.6 million, in 2015-16.