9. Samsung // +40% // $32,893 $m

Samsung is one of the biggest successes of 2012, marked by a meteoric 40% rise in brand value. In a market competing to create convergent ecosystems of ... more 
9. Samsung // +40% // $32,893 $m

Samsung is one of the biggest successes of 2012, marked by a meteoric 40% rise in brand value. In a market competing to create convergent ecosystems of internet-enabled household devices, its smartphone sales have led the way to a strong position over competitors.

With 19.1% market share, Samsung became the global leader for smartphone shipments in 2011 ahead of Apple and Nokia. From this bumper position, the next year holds promise of greater expansion. Samsung has announced plans to sell its own Microsoft Windows phone and a series of Windows 8 computers, to sit alongside the new Galaxy SIII and Note. This will help it further connect Samsung mobile devices with home devices, such as TVs and washing machines, to create a consistent user experience as the brand grows.

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