Samsung Mobile Design Chief steps down over mixed reviews of Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S5

A man uses his mobile phone in front of a giant advertisement promoting Samsung Electronics' new Galaxy S5 smartphone, at an art hall in central Seoul April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung’s Galaxy line of devices are not exactly known for their design. Usually, Galaxy devices have a lackluster design which are generally frowned upon by reviews, customers, the like.

Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S5 wasn’t a radical shift from the design of the Galaxy S4, or the Galaxy S3 for that matter. It featured the same slippery and unattractive plastic design which did not befit it’s flagship status.

Other flagships such as the iPhone 5s, the HTC One M8 and the Xperia Z2 have an attractive design made by quality materials such as glass and metal.

Reuters reports that the current head of Mobile Design in Samsung, Chang Dong-hoon has offered to resign, with his replacement coming soon.

“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,”, said Samsung in a statement to Reuters.

Nowadays, with overall specifications remaining the same across the board and software features being more or less similar, the only frontier left to breach; the only differentiator between smartphones now is Design. Which is probably why the Galaxy S5‘s appreciation had diminished.

Sources: Reuters

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