Samsung’s craziness visualized: 26 screens in one image
An infographic shows the staggering variety of devices that Samsung has brought to market in the UK over the past year.
It’s no secret that Samsung doesn’t believe in the “one size fits all” principle. The Korean giant prefers to carpet bomb the market with as many devices as possible, in an effort to fill every imaginable niche and put a Samsung device in the hands of, well, everyone. And, for the most part, this somehow inelegant strategy has been paying off nicely.
The folks at the British gadget tech site Which? have come up with an infographic that lets us visualize the staggering variety of displays that Samsung is currently selling. Which? looked at the UK market and rounded up all the devices from Sammy that are on sale there right now. That’s a total of 26 different devices, including smartphones and tablets with displays ranging from the 3-inch Galaxy Y to the 10.1 Galaxy Note 10.1.
From the infographic, it’s easy to see how Samsung is serving all market ranges, from cheap, no-thrills devices like the Ace 2, to high-enders like the Galaxy S4 and the Note 2. As for the dimensions of the screens, the only segment where Sammy appears to have a gap is the 9-inch segment. Knowing them, though, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Koreans fill up the gap with a device in the future.
It’s important to note that, if the infographic had included the entire myriad of devices that Samsung sells across the world, it would have been even more impressive.
While some (cough, Apple) may argue that a company shouldn’t make a device for every taste, no one can deny that pushing out new devices faster than everyone else out there has served the Korean conglomerate well.
Thanks to its huge and ongoing investments in product development, R&D, and perhaps most importantly, marketing, Samsung has become the seemingly unstoppable juggernaut of the mobile world. Over the past month, for example, Samsung has launched one new device every week.
It remains to be seen if this strategy is sustainable in the long term. Consumer electronics is a fickly business, and other giants have crumbled in just a few years in the past.