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Samsung's vice president of design, Lee Minhyouk, recently shared his vision for the future of Samsung as well as some choice words about Apple's claims of copycat designs. Minhyouk aspires to design a smartphone that will 'Define our time'. Here is his direct quote while he spoke to Reuters:
This is a lofty but worthy goal for a designer, and one that Minhyouk takes very seriously. He also and could potentially fulfill it. Minhyouk isn't just any designer for Samsung. He has an interesting nick-name around the Samsung offices. He is called "Midas" because he was the original designer of the Galaxy S and S II line of phones. You've probably heard of them before as they have done pretty well for Samsung...“I’m confident that one day Samsung will make a product that defines our time, and I hope it’s one of mine.”
Not only does Minhyouk have a dream for the future, he also commented on some of the vitriol of the past from Apple. In reference to Apple's claims that the Galaxy S line is a copy of Apple's phone he had these choice words to say,
Despite these statements, he obviously still admires Apple design master Jonathan Ive. Minhyouk shared,“I’ve made thousands of sketches and hundreds of prototype products (for the Galaxy). Does that mean I was putting on a mock show for so long, pretending to be designing? As a designer, there’s an issue of dignity. (The Galaxy) is original from the beginning, and I’m the one who made it. It’s a totally different product with a different design language and different technology infused.”
Perhaps Samsung's time to truly shine is almost upon us with the new Galaxy S III. What do you guys think? Could the SGS3 be a device that "defines our time" for Android the way the iPhone has for Apple?“I might not be at (Ive’s) level yet, but I believe Samsung will produce such iconic products one day. It’s not just effort that makes it possible for a new product to be a massive hit. It also has to be timely, and technology should be ready to make a certain design a reality.”