The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a high-end phablet smartphone from South Korean manufacturer Samsung that was announced on August 23, 20173.
The design of the phone is quite similar to that of its “little brother” the Galaxy S8 with a few exceptions (less rounded corners, the second photographic lens at the back or even a larger size).
It is the successor to the Samsung phablet released in mid 2016 and which has caused a lot of talk about it for battery problems, the Galaxy Note 74. It was considered the best smartphone of 2016 but it encountered lithium-ion battery problems (overheating and in rare cases, explosion
Equipped with a 6.3-inch curved edge-to-edge screen, this smartphone largely captures the features of the Galaxy S8 by adding a dual photographic sensor to the rear6. Its Exynos 8895 processor is accompanied by 6GB of RAM7. It uses a screen similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8-8. For storage capacity, the Note 8 is available in 64GB, while the latter is expandable up to 2 To9.
Like all smartphones in the Galaxy Note series, the smartphone is equipped with an electronic stylus that allows you to have several features, such as text translation, magnifying glass, handwriting or drawing10. This stylus inherits improvements to the Galaxy Note 7, it has more than 4000 different pressure points to perform when drawing or writing as well as thinner mine to be more accurate.
Samsung Electronics is a company specializing in the manufacture of electronic products. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Samsung Group, one of Korea’s leading chaebols. In 2019, it employs 308,745 people and is the 13th largest company in the world according to the Forbes Global 20003 ranking. In 2017, its revenue was $200.6 billion, ranking it second in the world in the high-tech industry4 behind Apple but, ahead of groups like IBM, Microsoft5.
Samsung has long been a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, integrated circuits, flash memory and hard drives for customers such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia6.7. In recent years, the company has diversified into consumer electronics8.
It is now the leading seller of mobile phones and smartphones, thanks in part to the popularity of its Samsung Galaxy9 models. The company is also the largest seller of tablets10 in Europe, slightly ahead of Apple since 2017 and second in the world, and is a major manufacturer of phablets with the Samsung Galaxy Note11 series of devices. It is the world’s leading manufacturer of LCD screens since 2002 and the leading OLED screen manufacturer with 93.3% market share in 2018, thanks in part to Apple and Huawei12. Since 2006, Samsung has been the world’s leading seller of televisions13 and microwave ovens. Finally, Samsung is second in connected watch sales with 11.1% of sales in q1 2019, behind Apple at 35.8%14.
1969 to 1987: the first years
Samsung Electric Industries was founded as a subsidiary of the Samsung Group in 1969 in Suwon, a southern suburb of Seoul, by Lee Byung-Chul17. Its first products are electronic and electrical devices such as televisions, calculators, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines. In 1970, the Samsung Group created another subsidiary, Samsung-NEC, in conjunction with the Japanese company NEC, for the manufacture of household appliances and audiovisual equipment. In 1974, the group expanded into the semiconductor market by acquiring Korea Semiconductor, one of the country’s first chip manufacturing plants at the time. The acquisition of Korea Telecommunications, a manufacturer of electronic switches, was completed in the early 1980s.
In 1981, Samsung Electric Industries reached the 10 million black and white television sets manufactured18. In February 1983, Samsung founder Lee Byung-Chul made an announcement later dubbed the Tokyo Declaration, in which he declared that Samsung was destined to become a DRAM19 memory seller. The following year, Samsung became the third company in the world to develop a 64 kb DRM memory, after Japan and the United States19. In 1987, Lee Byung-Chul died and his son, Lee Kun-Hee, succeeded him.
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In the city of Suwon in South Korea, nicknamed Samsung City, 40,000 employees work for Samsung Electronics37.
In the city of Gumi there is a mobile phone and tablet assembly plant38,39.
Giheung, Hwaseong, Pyeongtaek and Onyang factories manufacture semiconductors
The mobile phone division brought in $222.81 billion to Samsung Electronics with 462 million phones sold in 2017.
Since 2011, Samsung has been number one in the world ahead of Nokia, thanks in part to models such as the Galaxy S2 or Wave 35, and also becomes first in terms of smartphone sales (20%) ahead of Apple (19%) 58.
In 2014, Samsung experienced a sharp drop in its market share (10 points) and was overtaken by Apple during the fourth quarter. In 2018, the rise of Huawei (2nd in the world since 2018) could have taken Samsung down from its top spot, but accusations of U.S. espionage and a ban on Android allowed it to retain it and even reclaim a share of the market share lost by Huawei in 2019