The South Korean phonemaker, which launched its first U.S. phone in 1996 with Sprint, has produced a variety of handsets over the years, including some cutting-edge models. Here's a sampling of its devices.
The dual-purpose device was one of the first phones that could play MP3s.
Geared at women, this early phone’s internal screen could be used as a makeup mirror.
At launch, it was the thinnest QWERTY smartphone on the market.
The so-called mullet phone had a keypad on the front and an MP3 player on the back.
2007: Armani Phone
Samsung’s response to LG’s Prada phone came with an Armani-branded cleaning cloth and pouch.
The 3G “messaging” phone featured a touchscreen and pull-out physical keyboard.
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
Powered by Google’s operating system, the slim device was called the “best Android smartphone” on the market.
2011: Galaxy Note
The 5.3-inch “phablet” came with a stylus for drawing and taking notes.
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.