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The history of electronics

Pack this in your itinerary when visiting South Korea — the Samsung Innovation Museum, which showcases the history and future of electronics innovation



Considered the first mass-produced television, the Televisor (1930) was developed by John Logie Baird of Scotland. It was a mechanical TV that presented moving images by rotating a circle plate with a hole
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Considered the first mass-produced television, the Televisor (1930) was developed by John Logie Baird of Scotland. It was a mechanical TV that presented moving images by rotating a circle plate with a hole
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The Philco 90 (1930s), a Cathedral-shaped vacuum tube radio, was one of the most popular radios during the golden age of the medium
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The Philco 90 (1930s), a Cathedral-shaped vacuum tube radio, was one of the most popular radios during the golden age of the medium
The early manual washing machine: In 1874, William Blackstone of the US designed a hand-driven washing machine as a present for his wife. It was similar to King’s washing machine but this was the first one that was specifically for home use
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The early manual washing machine: In 1874, William Blackstone of the US designed a hand-driven washing machine as a present for his wife. It was similar to King’s washing machine but this was the first one that was specifically for home use
Those were the days of 5-1/4 inch and 3.5-inch floppy disks. In the picture is the SPC-7200 (1993), a “Green Computer”
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Those were the days of 5-1/4 inch and 3.5-inch floppy disks. In the picture is the SPC-7200 (1993), a “Green Computer”
The SV-D100 (1997) is the first digital video camcoder in Korea
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The SV-D100 (1997) is the first digital video camcoder in Korea
This is how laptops once looked like! The S-5000 (1987), the first laptop computer in Korea
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This is how laptops once looked like! The S-5000 (1987), the first laptop computer in Korea
4mm VTR SV-C4000 (1986): The first 4mm VTR in the world with a built in camera
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4mm VTR SV-C4000 (1986): The first 4mm VTR in the world with a built in camera
The SPC-1000 (1983), the first 8-bit personal computer in Korea
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The SPC-1000 (1983), the first 8-bit personal computer in Korea
Key Phone System KP-832 (1984): The first electronic key phone in Korea
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Key Phone System KP-832 (1984): The first electronic key phone in Korea
VHS-VTR SV-7700 (1980): Do you remember this, the fourth VTR in the world (top-loading type)?
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VHS-VTR SV-7700 (1980): Do you remember this, the fourth VTR in the world (top-loading type)?
MyMy Cassette Player, ST-206 (1981): This is the first portable stereo cassette player that became available in Korea
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MyMy Cassette Player, ST-206 (1981): This is the first portable stereo cassette player that became available in Korea
The RE-700D (1978) is the first microwave oven in Korea
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The RE-700D (1978) is the first microwave oven in Korea
SPH-WP10 Watch Phone: This is the world’s first watch phone. The number of buttons was minimised with dial-type control and it only weighed 39g by using smaller components
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SPH-WP10 Watch Phone: This is the world’s first watch phone. The number of buttons was minimised with dial-type control and it only weighed 39g by using smaller components
The Matrix phone — SPH-N270 (2003) from Samsung: The phone was designed for the film The Matrix Reloaded. After it was featured in the film, only 5,000 limited editions capable of actual calls were manufactured for sales
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The Matrix phone — SPH-N270 (2003) from Samsung: The phone was designed for the film The Matrix Reloaded. After it was featured in the film, only 5,000 limited editions capable of actual calls were manufactured for sales
The original flip phone, MicroTAC from Motorola (1989): It came with a flip design where the mouthpiece folded over the keypad. It became the origin of modern flip phones as Motorola steadily released follow-up models for the next 10 years
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The original flip phone, MicroTAC from Motorola (1989): It came with a flip design where the mouthpiece folded over the keypad. It became the origin of modern flip phones as Motorola steadily released follow-up models for the next 10 years
The first commercial mobile phone — DynaTAC 8000X from Motorola (1983). It was developed with an investment of more than $100 million over 10 years. The launch price was $3,995. It had a 30-minute talk time and an eight-hour charge time
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The first commercial mobile phone — DynaTAC 8000X from Motorola (1983). It was developed with an investment of more than $100 million over 10 years. The launch price was $3,995. It had a 30-minute talk time and an eight-hour charge time
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