samsung galaxy s5 review 012 640x360Over the past few years, with every generation of Samsung Galaxy S handset, the South Korean tech company has managed to introduce a new design. However with the Galaxy S5, the change in design is not as obvious from the Galaxy S4, which is actually not a bad thing as it would suggest that the company has settled on a design and are further refining it.

However there are also many who have criticized the design, especially the use of plastic which comes across as “cheap”, especially in the face of handsets like the Sony Xperia Z2 and the HTC One M8 which uses glass and metal respectively in their designs. Well it looks like Samsung could be interested in shaking things up as they have recently replaced their head of mobile design.

Chang Dong-hoon, who headed Samsung’s mobile design team, will now be replaced by Lee Min-Hyuk, who is the vice president of mobile design. Chang will not be leaving the company, but will instead continue to lead Samsung’s design center which basically oversees the company’s overall design strategy, according to a report by Reuters.

It was not mention as to why Chang was replaced, but according to speculation, it might be because of the negative feedback that Samsung received based on the Galaxy S5’s design. Given that the phone has a string of successful predecessors, we guess it is a pretty big deal.

That being said, design is pretty subjective and is also based on personal preference, but what do you guys think? Will this shakeup in leadership lead to something even better with future Samsung mobile products?

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Galaxy S5 and Samsung. Source: theverge

Key SpecsGalaxy S5
StatusReleased
Resolution1920x1080
Size (Diagonal, Inches)5.1"
Processor NameSnapdragon 801
4-core
2.5 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity160 GB
Megapixels16 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)2800 mAh
Street Price$590
Complete product dataSamsung Galaxy S5 Full specs
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