Samsung’s cutting-edge technology through the years

Updated: Jun 25, 2014 9:10 PM UTC | Originally published: Jan 22, 2013

2001: Uproar <\/h1>\nThe dual-purpose device was one of the first phones that could play MP3s.

2001: Uproar

The dual-purpose device was one of the first phones that could play MP3s.

2003: T500 <\/h1>\nGeared at women, this early phone's internal screen could be used as a makeup mirror.

2003: T500

Geared at women, this early phone's internal screen could be used as a makeup mirror.

2006: BlackJack <\/h1>\nAt launch, it was the thinnest QWERTY smartphone on the market.

2006: BlackJack

At launch, it was the thinnest QWERTY smartphone on the market.

2007: UpStage<\/h1>\nThe so-called mullet phone had a keypad on the front and an MP3 player on the back.

2007: UpStage

The so-called mullet phone had a keypad on the front and an MP3 player on the back.

2007: Armani Phone <\/h1>\nSamsung's response to LG's Prada phone came with an Armani-branded cleaning cloth and pouch.

2007: Armani Phone

Samsung's response to LG's Prada phone came with an Armani-branded cleaning cloth and pouch.

2009: Impression <\/h1>\nThe 3G \"messaging\" phone featured a touchscreen and pull-out physical keyboard.

2009: Impression

The 3G "messaging" phone featured a touchscreen and pull-out physical keyboard.

2010: Zeal <\/h1>\nThe dual-hinge form factor featured a traditional keypad when opened vertically and a full QWERTY option when opened in landscape mode.

2010: Zeal

The dual-hinge form factor featured a traditional keypad when opened vertically and a full QWERTY option when opened in landscape mode.

2011: Galaxy S II <\/h1>\nPowered by Google's operating system, the slim device was called the \"best Android smartphone\" on the market.

2011: Galaxy S II

Powered by Google's operating system, the slim device was called the "best Android smartphone" on the market.

2011: Galaxy Note <\/h1>\nThe 5.3-inch \"phablet\" came with a stylus for drawing and taking notes.

2011: Galaxy Note

The 5.3-inch "phablet" came with a stylus for drawing and taking notes.

2013: Ativ Odyssey <\/h1>\nSamsung's Windows 8 phone is due out later this year and will be one of the first devices running on Microsoft's updated operating system.

2013: Ativ Odyssey

Samsung's Windows 8 phone is due out later this year and will be one of the first devices running on Microsoft's updated operating system.