Samsung’s head of mobile design, Chang Dong-hoon, has resigned following criticism over the Galaxy S5 design. While Sammy’s latest flagship looks great, it falls behind the competition (Sony and HTC) which are now using more premium materials for their high-end phones, rather than plastic.
Chang will remain active within Samsung and will now head up the company’s design center, overseeing the broader design strategy.
“The realignment will enable Chang to focus more on his role as head of the Design Strategy Team, the company’s corporate design center which is responsible for long-term design strategy across all of Samsung’s businesses, including Mobile Communications,” the company said in a statement.
It’s hard to tell how this change will affect the look and feel of Samsung phones. Considering the sheer range of devices the company is selling these days, it’s hard to imagine that any change will be visible in the next few months. Then again, some rumors we’ve heard recently suggest that the forthcoming Galaxy Note 4 will introduce several novelties, including the 3-sided Youm screen. Can’t wait to see how that works.