Since wireless technology has been introduced to the world Samsung has been a world leader in the evolution of mobile communication. Samsung continued to innovate and expand as the world moved from landline telephones to wireless devices. It was Samsung that introduced the first LTE smartphone to the world and with the release of the world’s first tri-band carrier aggregation enabled phone last year, the Korean giant continues to lead smartphone and communication technology.
It all started in 1988 with Samsung’s SH-100 and it marked the era of wireless era. Then came the 2G era which supported transfer speeds of up to 64Kbps. This era also marked the start of text messages (SMS). In 1996 Samsung introduced its new SCH-100 cell phone which was world’s first commercialized CDMA and CDMA2000 phone.
In 2000 Samsung came up with the world’s first CDMA 2000 1X mobile phone, the SCH-X100. Finally in 2002 the world moved to 3G that supported transfer speeds from 144kbps to 2.4Mbps. This new era was the turning point in the communication and mobile phone technology as it introduced features such as internet, email and content download to the mobile phones.
Samsung again was the first to introduce the first 3rd Generation 1X EV-DO device, the SCH-E100. In 2006 Samsung came up with the SCH-W120 the world’s first synchronized-asynchronized handover feature. After this Samsung also introduced SCH-W200 which was the world’s first HSDPA mobile phone.
Again the fast moving world developed and innovated to a new generation, 4G which supported transfer speeds from 100Mbps to 1Gbps. This era kicks off from the introduction of smartphones and LTE to the world. Downloading apps and multimedia streaming become available and highly accessible. Samsung once again was the leader in this technology as it developed SCH-R900 the world’s first LTE mobile phone in 2010.
In 2011 Samsung unveiled the Galaxy SII LTE, which was the world’s first LTE smartphone. After this there was no stopping Samsung and it went on to develop and introduce new technologies to the world. 2012 was marked by Samsung’s Galaxy S3 LTE, which was the world’s first VoLTE service. The world upgraded again and LTE-A was introduced which was even faster than the normal LTE.
Again, it was Samsung in 2013 that introduced the Galaxy S4 LTE-A which was the world’s first LTE-A smartphone. Then in 2015 Samsung introduced the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE (cat.6) which was the world’s first Broadband LTE-A (cat.6). As Samsung has an ambition to innovate and develop new technologies it came up with the Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE at the end of 2014. This was the world’s first Tri-Band Carrier with an aggregation of 300 Mbps.
Today the world has upgraded to the next generation the 5G, which supports transfer seeds from 1.2Gbps to 7.5Gbps. As we can see from the previous record that Samsung has, the Korean giant will definitely will develop a new smartphone with the latest technology pretty soon.