Samsung Electronics has been named “Device Manufacturer of the Year” by GSMA, an organization that represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry and hosts the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. This honor came in recognition of Samsung’s innovation in the mobile handset space, responsiveness to consumer tastes and preferences, and best-in-class products with quality at their core.
The Samsung GALAXY S II was also named “Best Smartphone” by GSMA in recognition of the device’s powerful performance and overwhelming response from consumers. GALAXY S II, Samsung’s flagship smartphone, achieved worldwide sales of over 10 million units in only 5 months, quicker than any device in Samsung’s history and surpassed over 20 million sales in 10 months.
“We are pleased to receive this honor from GSMA and believe that it’s a testament to Samsung’s innovation, quality products, and attention to consumer preferences. We sold over 97 million smartphones in 2011, demonstrating that this is the right approach.” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
At Mobile World Congress 2012, Samsung is demonstrating the GALAXY Note 10.1, a new device category with an immersive 10.1’’ screen and S Pen versatility; GALAXY Beam, a projector smartphone that enables a unique instant sharing experience around digital content; other additions to the successful GALAXY device range and its content and services. Samsung is exhibiting new devices at Samsung stand (Hall 8), Mobile World Congress 2012.