When it comes to mobile devices, Samsung consistently produces top-tier smartphones, wearables, and even tablets. The design team at Samsung, particularly especially with the Galaxy Z foldable and the Galaxy Watch, has had a significant impact on how we carry and utilise our smartphones. Hubert H. Lee has been appointed executive vice president and leader of the business’s Mobile Experience Design Team, suggesting that the corporation plans to make some significant changes in the next year (2023).
According to a Samsung press release, Lee has over 20 years of experience in the design area and formerly worked as the Chief Design Officer at Mercedes-Benz China. This implies he’ll be working on future iterations of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Z series, as well as the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Tab lines.
Lee was thrilled to accept the position but was vague about his plans for Samsung’s recognisable design aesthetic.
Changes, if any, to Samsung’s design philosophy as a result of this hiring could not be apparent for at least a few years. With so many leaks already out there and more to come as we get closer to the expected Unpacked event in February, we’re not holding our breath for major design changes with the forthcoming Galaxy S23 series.
If you’ve been using a Samsung smartphone for a while, you know the firm has gone a long way from when it first sketched out the Galaxy S. Apple was obviously caught off guard by the legal situation. The electronics behemoth is also rather well-established in the premium wearables industry, albeit one in which it is vastly outsized by its main competitor.
The company’s mid-range and low-end phones, which bring in the bulk of its profits, may be the first to get a redesign in the new year.
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