The top of Samsung’s cellular design division has been ousted from his place following widespread criticism and adverse suggestions for the agency's newest Galaxy S5 flagship.
Reuters reports that Chang Dong-hoon “provided to resign final week”, a suggestion that was apparently accepted as a result of he’s now being changed by vice chairman of cellular design Lee Min-hyouk. Chang Dong-hoon isn’t being banished from Samsung although, removed from it; he’s being put in as head of the corporate’s Design Technique Workforce at its company design technique, primarily an umbrella design division which covers all of Samsung’s system departments, together with cellular.
“The realignment will allow Chang to focus extra on his position as head of the Design Technique Staff, the corporate's company design middle which is answerable for lengthy-time period design technique throughout all of Samsung's companies, together with Cellular Communications,” Samsung stated in a press assertion.
That would imply we nonetheless see his affect in Galaxy units going ahead, however hopefully this reshuffle is an indication that Samsung has recognised it dropped a clanger with the Galaxy S5’s design and issues will enhance with future fashions. The brand new man, Lee Min-hyouk, is allegedly regarded round Samsung as a “Midas” for his “golden contact”, as he’s been a serious affect within the general design of the largely profitable Galaxy collection – however certainly meaning he’s as culpable for the Galaxy S5’s squiffy exterior? Maybe, however hopefully classes have been discovered.
Samsung’s design will doubtless stay static in the intervening time, nevertheless, with scheduled launches for the Galaxy Observe four in September and the Galaxy S5 Lively already within the pipeline – these are already nicely previous the drafting board part and any critical design revolution will in all probability have to attend till 2015.