Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones have always been panned by critics for their plasticky design, and the Galaxy S5 was no different. Amidst criticism surrounding the latest flagship device — some even comparing the back panel of the gold variant to a band aid — the South Korean giant has replaced its mobile design chief. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
According to Reuters Chang Dong-hoon, the former Head of Mobile Design, tendered his resignation and was replaced by the mobile design vice president, Lee Min-hyouk. Though Samsung hasn’t revealed the reason behind this reshuffle, it is thought to be related to the criticism surrounding the Galaxy S5’s design. Most reviewers have termed the flagship’s device as only a minor evolution over the Galaxy S4, and not the revolutionary design many were expecting. Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?
Lee, who replaces Chang, is highly regarded for his role in designing the Galaxy series and in the process earned the nickname of “Midas”. He also became Samsung’s youngest senior executive in 2010. Chang, on the other hand, will continue to head Samsung’s design centre, which is responsible for the company’s overall design strategy. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 launch in India next week: Top specs, price around Rs 15,000, more