Samsung replaces head of mobile design

Didn’t like the design of the Galaxy S5 and have been hoping that Samsung’s smartphone design language gets an overhaul? Well, that might just happen soon, as Samsung has replaced Chang Dong-hoon, the head of its mobile design team. Samsung hasn’t officially commented on why Chang was replaced, though reports suggest that criticism of the Galaxy S5 could be part of the reason, as the phone was found to be lacking in innovation and its textured back, while nice in feel and use, received lukewarm reception from critics.

Chang will be replaced by Lee Min-hyouk, who was the vice president for mobile design until now. Does this mean that we’ll start seeing a revamp in the company’s mobile design aesthetics? That will likely take some time if it does happen, but after having paraded the same feel and look for all its smartphones for almost three years, the reshuffling in the design team could bring about some much appreciated changes in the mobile products of the world’s largest phone manufacturer.

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ImABigBoy
1 year 2 months ago

It’s not entirely true that the Note II has got 4.4.2.

Samsung in the Nordic countries has yet to confirm that Note II gets the update. Samsung Norway has a website with information about future updates. This list has always been up to date. At the moment, this list states “no information” about any future updates to Note II.

Goklas73
1 year 2 months ago

Samsung launches Android Products please v4.2.2 Jelly Bean as fast as possible for Samsung Galaxy S III Mini GT-I8190 because of the Samsung Galaxy 3 GT Ace-S7270 have long used the Android version 4.2.2 of Jelly Bean since July 2013, thus I hope want Android version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the S III Mini GT-I8190 quick launch.

dnsp
1 year 2 months ago

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

AdL2012
1 year 2 months ago

good news

gtone339
1 year 2 months ago

Hey Samsung, hire the former HTC ONE mobile head designer, Scott Croyle.

Your call. ;)

gauravpathaknm
1 year 2 months ago

good start…better late than never!!!

 
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