As per the last month reports released by IDC, Samsung shipped 73.2 million units of smartphone and accounted for 21.7 percent of global smartphone market. However, this share of Samsung during second quarter of 2015 has declined from whopping 24.8 percent on the same quarter in 2014. Nevertheless, Samsung continues to outshine Apple in smartphone market.
Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. Originally it was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company. Eventually the company evolved and diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Towards the end of 20th century, Samsung increased its global activities and emerged as a global giant particularly in electronics, mobile phones and semiconductors.
Did you know that Samsung Electronics is world’s largest producer of memory chips ever since 1993. Not only that, Samsung C&T was primary contractor of tallest artificial structure in the world- Burj Khalifa.
So how big Samsung really is? This video by ColdfusTion tells it all.