Samsung Electronics has won recognition from the GSM Association for the second year running in both the category of Device Manufacturer of the Year and Best Smartphone in the Global Mobile Awards, that were held at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, 26 February 2013.
Samsung was acclaimed by judges as the Device Manufacturer of the Year. After achieving number one status in the total mobile phone market as well as in the smartphone market last year, the award recognised Samsung’s continued innovation and industry leading device portfolio.
Galaxy S III was also named “Best Smartphone” in recognition of the device’s powerful performance and overwhelming response from consumers. Galaxy S III, Samsung’s flagship smartphone, achieved worldwide sales of over 40 million units so far, making it the fastest selling device in Samsung history and the world’s leading smartphone.
The Galaxy S III combined natural interaction with easy and instant sharing to deliver a world beating smartphone experience with uncompromised performance. It was the successor to the hugely successful Galaxy S II which was recognised as Best Smartphone by the GSM Association in 2012.
Named by judges as “Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device”, the Galaxy Camera is the first truly Connected Camera, combining the photographic excellence of a quality compact camera with the connectivity and adaptability that comes with 3G/4G + Wi-Fi connectivity and the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system. Galaxy Camera answers the demand from consumers who want to be able to edit or/and share their images instantly without having to compromise on quality. The Galaxy Camera makes those images easy to shoot, enjoy, edit and share wherever the user is.
“2012 was a defining year for Samsung that saw us set new records in the mobile industry. The judges have recognised Samsung’s innovation across multiple categories. At Samsung, we are committed to changing the way customers around the world experience mobile technology, in all categories and markets.” said JK Shin, Head of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.