Samsung will launch a website dedicated to product design
As you may know, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, isn’t exactly the people’s choice when it comes to design. But that doesn’t mean the South Korean company can’t wow us with future products. Check out the teaser video below, and let’s wait together for March 27 to see if Samsung has anything surprising to show via its new website.
source: Samsung Tomorrow (YouTube) via Engadget
1. trustory (Posts: 110; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
This is INNOVATION!! Samsung > Apple is now systematically and undoubtedly proven.
11. Sauce (unregistered)
So innovative they need outside help to design their own product. LOL.
12. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
We the consumers sometimes have better ideas and design then they do... Just we don't have the resources they do put it out there... Why not take from the public... It's about time they do this... It's a change in the game.. Look at the design of concepts alot better than what actually comes out
14. Sauce (unregistered)
Hey, I mean some companies like Sony, HTC, and Apple don't need their hands held when it comes to giving the public a sexy product. Don't get me wrong, my first (and last) GS1 and Note 2 are sexy... but not sexy ENOUGH for repetition.... But you are also right. This will help and it is a great idea.
Sorta like when your mommy holds your hand when you cross the road so you don't get run over by a bus.
19. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
Just take a look at the Wave series - THE most beautiful any manufacturer can come up with and it was designed by SAMSUNG.
30. seret6 (Posts: 40; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
sammy and apple have numbers to prove theor success
htc, lg and sony have beautiful designs combined with ridiculous prices to shoot on their own foot
i remember htc one being sold for 800+ dollars 6months after its release in some countries
sony the biggest idiotic strategy to launch two flagship, neither of which has any competitive edge
sammy and apple capitalised on initial popularity like iphone, i3g, 4s ans s1, s2, s3
no one cares for z1,2,3,4 or new htc one, very new htc one or excepcetionally new htc one
poor lg trying to copy sammy's s/note series combo with g/pro combo
think out of te box u idiots
26. willard12 (Posts: 817; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
Sorta like when Apple holds Samsungs hand to make their iphones and ipads. "Daddy Samsung, can you give me some screens, flash memory, and processors, please?"
37. joey_sfb (Posts: 3002; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
And Apple is still sexy to repeat their design for 3 times.
Besides Note 2 and Note 3 has more difference than an iPhone 4 to iPhone 5s.
16. alterecho (Posts: 1085; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Yes, but they need to pay us a share of the profits, off devices that are using user designs.
18. Slammer (Posts: 1061; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Their product is selling very well. So what is the real issue here? Evidently, their design team is doing something great and to let the consumers know about the company's agenda, is a respectable move towards consumer interaction. You should be applauding the efforts.
25. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 652; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Ever heard OUTSOURCING? Is it a crime?
31. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Actually sounds great to me. What better way to design and manufacture a device, customers input....
28. afegit (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)
Interesting? No. This could be the next big revolution in smartphones!!!!
Just think about it, when Samsung reveals their thinking and reasonning behind the design of their phones - widely touted as the pinnacle of aesthetic design - almost all other manufactureres are going to copy. And with that, Samsung will singlehandedly wipe out the ugly phones which currently pollute the world (iPhone, I'm looking at you).
The only problem left is Chinese companies such as Oppo who ignore the Chinese way of copying and instead choose to design their own unsightly device, sigh.
3. androiphone20 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
La Fleur Apology version turns out to be a website? Oh well, Samsung really needs this website so way to go!
4. timukh (Posts: 177; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
LOL!! They would still release devices with the same design only!
5. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
It sounds interesting. I hope this means samsung will step up their design game.
15. Sauce (unregistered)
I can already see the future: Tons of trolls sending in pictures of HTC Ones and iPhones... lol
22. Slammer (Posts: 1061; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
What's wrong with Samsung's designs? If it is only because of the plastic material, then I feel sorry for you. Most are purchasing Samsung phones for what they offer; not for what they don't. It's simple logic.
6. Slammer (Posts: 1061; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
---"As you may know, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, isn’t exactly the people’s choice when it comes to design"---
Where is the document(s) to back this up? While tech geeks may be pushing for a "premium" design in aluminum casings, I've only heard one comment from a mainstream user claiming they want a metal phone. Sales of Samsung phones have actually proved the opposite.
These tech sites need to stop propping up paper tigers in hopes to garner attention to design change. Most of us like the designs just the way they are. Please stop the nonsense of media propoganda in creating self-illusions.
10. androiphone20 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
"While tech geeks may be pushing for a "premium" design in aluminum casings, I've only heard one comment from a mainstream user claiming they want a metal phone." Tech geeks are not "pushing" for a premium design the last time I checked they praised plastic a whole lot more.
13. Slammer (Posts: 1061; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I won't debate the tech geek vs tech geek scenerio because your opinion may not be far from the truth. However, my point is that no matter how much these sites keep trying to push this crap down our throats, Samsung's sales amoung its mainstream customers, seems to flourish on its current designs.
17. timukh (Posts: 177; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Not everything needs a document to prove it. There is something called common sense which comes into play. Samsung has been releasing devices with the same design over and over again. That is why a new design wont be all that bad.
21. Slammer (Posts: 1061; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Geniuses often lack common sense. But, this doesn't remove the success of how well they can perform in their field of environment. Samsung is doing very well as it stands. A change maybe due, but not too far as to remove key elements that have attracted consumers to its product line.
24. timukh (Posts: 177; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Since u are replying the same points to every post in this article about sales I would like to tell u the same thing which I wrote in some other article too..
"Even twilight earned more money than Batman Begins. Do u think that makes it a better movie?"
27. Slammer (Posts: 1061; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Actually, I really liked Batman Begins. Nice take on how Batman came to be. I used to watch Batman in the 60s growing up. Always wondered how it all started.
7. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
I just want them to make the phone in image 1 from this link: http://www.phonearena.com/news
Stop talking Design 3.0 and start doing Design 3.0
8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3418; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
They can make aluminium and glass devices look ugly. Sammy learn something. Fire your design team.
20. mmmanuuu (Posts: 215; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
And after all these efforts samsung will again release S6 in the same fugly design of s4 and s5 saying they cant just change the design all of a sudden because they have been following one from the beginning of the galaxy S era and bla bla bla. This time before the launch of S5 we have heard many rumours of an all new design of phone as well as a refreshed touchwiz ui, And what happened now ? They changed just a few icons and some minor tweaks here and there and flattened the existing icons. Design of the phone is the best comic part. Samsung managed to sell many millions of s4 last year. But then competition wasn't that hard. This time the story is completely different and look what other manufactures are offering. Its gonna be a hell of a ride for sammy this time around with their S5.
All these website things about their future phones are just sammy gimmicks to hold their customers from moving towards better products like htc, sony, apple and nokia.
Meanwhile check these concept phones from HTC, SONY, NOKIA, SAMSUNG, LG and IPHONE.
All of them look awesomely incredible but look at the sammy concepts.
Writing from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 !
35. Karriope (Posts: 95; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
Arent those concepts from users and NOT the companies?
23. Lt.Green (Posts: 385; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Is is possible that Samsung intentionally made the S5 look bad for this website to make sense? Just speculating.
29. shayan (Posts: 148; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
they should have launch this website right after galaxy SIII! really hate S4 and S5. and love note III.
32. surethom (Posts: 283; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
Lol hat design all Samsung phones look alike.
33. karkavelas (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)
It's all about stock exchange and finance.
Do you really think that they don't have the money to find good designers?
34. Karriope (Posts: 95; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
I'm not in line to applaud Samsung's latest designs for appearance and feel, I honestly find them the least visually appealing devices on market, but I find it hard for anyone to argue against their excellent ergonomics. They are functional designs with stunningly small bezels and so much hardware packed in yet lack excess. But they are missing camera keys and the rounded design of the S3 made it their most glassbreaking device ever.
Samsung has a strongly recognizable design language right now. The language just doesnt stick out.
Besides phones though Samsung has come up with pleasing designs across their many other portfolios, apart from their love of fingerprinting gloss. Then again, LG seems to love piano black too - must be a Korean thing.
This made me think overall though, Samsung has made attractive phones in the past - the i8610 Omnia HD (my dream phone of the time) or the then unusual "Blu i" clamshell of the much earlier days.
Crowdsourcing cant really be a problem in this day and era, it shows Samsung's willingness to listen to consumers (despite what people say about them). I can only hope they fairly reimburse any crowdsourced designs properly though.
39. 7Superman9 (Posts: 75; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)
My complaint with Samsung is how much lag their ui has, not to mention cartoonish. Of course their design needs to be overhauled.
As part of the solution they/all manufactures should have a hub for all non-essential features like air gestures, eye lock, tap to wake etc..
That way the consumer can customize the phone the way that they want without rooting or
launchers. That would fix the bloatware and lag issues.