Samsung design VP issues response to Apple's copycat claims & more

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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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... :wink-b:

    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,

    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?

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    Sometimes I wonder if I have Aspergers. ;) I have a real hard time reading people based on text cues alone, and often rely on contorted forms of common sense to muddle my way through. This is a really good example -- I just don't understand what this means:

    *My* common sense is he's saying: Right now, most phones are clones of each other. There is a lot "incest" in the way ideas get passed around, and for the most part, nobody can lay claim to developing a unique concept. I look forward to someday designing something that is totally different and not inspired by what's already out there. But for the time being, yeah, sure, we copied Apple. And they copied us. It happens.

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    LOL. Spot on translation. Looks pretty accurate. :)
     
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    What seems so weird to me is he's implying that current phones DO NOT reflect/define the times. In other words, they suck. I swear, artists are SO CEREBRAL.

    -Matt
     
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    Artists get offended very easily when it comes to their designs. Haha
     
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    I think Sony may beat him to the punch. Some of their newer Xperias are disgustingly well-executed.

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    Flexible Displays?

    Those flexible displays just might have something to do with that product of our time.
     
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