Over 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?
|Key Specs||Galaxy S5|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $380|
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)380 (SM-G900H)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|