Samsung Electronics was recently recognized by Interbrand, a global brand consultancy, as
one of the top five in the Best Global Brands 2022. Each year, Interbrand announces the
world’s top 100 brands, and Samsung’s brand value was evaluated for USD 87.7 billion,
which represents 17% growth compared to USD 74.6 billion in 2021, ranking the company in
fifth place for three years in a row.
The achievement was based on Samsung’s restored financial performance, which is now
near pre-pandemic levels, and higher demand for memory due to an increase in data usage.
In 2021, Samsung scored a brand value growth of 20% compared to 2020 and this year,
continues the double-digit growth. Samsung first entered the top 10 list in 2012, placing in
the ninth position, and has managed to rise in the chart each year, reaching sixth place in
2017 and fifth place in 2020.
“Samsung Electronics was able to record two consecutive years of double-digit growth in
brand value, all thanks to the support from our global customers,” said YH Lee, Executive
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics. “In return, the entire
company will work together as a team to provide a better and more satisfying customer
At the end of 2021, Samsung Electronics merged its SET Division and created the Device
eXperience Division to increase synergy among its products and provide the next level of
experience to customers. Furthermore, Samsung also launched the Customer eXperience-
Multi Device Experience Center to strengthen its multi-device connection experience.
Along with these measures, Samsung has integrated SmartThings across its product
categories, creating an inclusive ecosystem and a multi-device experience. SmartThings
also empowers consumers to get the most out of their Samsung devices, as well as third-
party products they may already own.
In addition, Samsung’s Future Generation Lab has been created to foster authentic
conversations around the activities of the next generation. The insights from the lab have
been applied to the products and marketing activities.
As well as innovative products based on consumer experiences, the development of
advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, automotive and robotics
through consistent investment also played a role in Samsung’s growth.
Samsung mobiles were recognized for camera innovation of the Galaxy S22 series based on
customers’ insights, and Nightography campaign rollout Cementing leadership in the
foldable mobile phone category, partnership with Google and Microsoft to strengthen users’
connected experience and respecting the value of user security and privacy through
The network was recognized for pioneering network innovation path in virtualization and
openness with large-scale commercial experiences, driving the 5G industry with its market-
leading 5G portfolio from RAN and Core to automation tools and realizing the ESG
commitment through intelligent network solutions for energy efficiency.
Visual Display was recognized for continuing innovation of premium TVs, including Micro
LED, the Neo QLED 8K/4K, strengthening its product portfolio based on customers’
lifestyles, such as The Frame, The Freestyle and providing new gaming experiences to
consumers, including the Samsung Gaming Hub and the Odyssey Ark.
Home Appliances were recognized for expanding Bespoke product categories beyond the
kitchen to the entire home including clothing care, floor care and air care, delivering
sustainability values through its products (achieving a high level of energy saving rate for
major products, guaranteed warranties for digital inverter compressor, reduced micro plastic
emission from washing machines in collaboration with Patagonia) and creating excitement
among Bespoke fans through participation-focused online and offline campaigns.
Semiconductors were recognized for investing in next-generation technologies and
production capabilities to ensure stable supplies for cutting-edge applications (constructing a
new $17B manufacturing line in Texas, KRW 20-trillion R&D complex in Giheung), delivering
industry-leading semiconductor innovations that enhance product performance and energy
efficiency (industry’s first 3nm GAA mass production), developing innovative memory
solutions to address the explosive growth of data-intensive tasks in areas such as AI and ML
(CXL memory, HBM-PIM, second-generation SmartSSD), and expanding strategic
partnerships to tackle new industry challenges and pushing boundaries of logic solutions that
can offer enhanced user experiences and new opportunities (5G Exynos Modem, Exynos
2200, 200MP ISOCELL HP3)
Interbrand’s Best Global Brands are listed according to the evaluation of each brand value,
which is a result of a comprehensive analysis of the financial performance of the company,
the influence of the brand on customer purchases and brand competitiveness.