Counterclockwise: Samsung’s featurephones came in all shapes and sizes

October 28th, 2018   decode   news

We’ve gone over Samsung‘s smartphones, but their success was built on the work the company did during its featurephone era. Some of the later models blurred the line between feature and smart phones, not just with the feature-full Touch Wiz but with their hardware as well.

But today’s story begins in 1988 with a bit of a dud. The Samsung SH-100 was available only in Korea and it only sold a few thousand units. The company did not give up, however, and in 1999 found success in Europe with the Samsung SGH-600.

Samsung SGH-600

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