Samsung replaces head of mobile design team

May 12, 2014 11:43 am

The head of Samsung Electronics’ mobile design team has replaced amid criticism of the latest Galaxy S smartphone, Reuters has reported. Chang Dong-hoon offered to resign last week and will be replaced by Lee Min-hyouk, vice president for mobile design, a Samsung spokeswoman said. The Galaxy S5, which debuted globally last month, has received a lukewarm response from consumers due to its lack of eye-popping hardware innovations, while its plastic case design has been panned by some critics for looking cheap and made out of a conveyor belt.