Samsung Mobile's new president speaks out about the future

Samsung Mobile's new president speaks out about the future
Samsung has trotted out the new president of its mobile division, Dongjin Koh, so that he could discuss his vision for the future of Samsung's smartphone business. "We should try something new. Something never done before," said the executive when asked about the stagnant mobile market. He points out how it was the Samsung Galaxy Note that created the phablet craze. The executive stated that he always put people first during his more than thirty years working at Samsung. Prior to getting the gig as president of Samsung's mobile division, he was in charge of mobile R&D.

Koh steps onto the public stage just as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge are both set to be unveiled this coming Sunday, February 21st, during the Samsung Unlocked event. We've seen numerous leaked images of both models, and you should probably expect to see more in the days ahead. 

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are both expected to feature IP67 certification for dust and water resistance. You should be able to submerge either phone into water as deep as 3.2 feet for as long as 30 minutes, and have it emerge unscathed. Water resistance was a feature that Sammy offered on the Samsung Galaxy S5, but did away with on the Samsung Galaxy S6 (except for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, of course). Also returning is the microSD slot, which also disappeared with last year's model. And after a year of trying to get by with lower capacity batteries, the Galaxy S7 will be powered by a 3000mAh juicer and the Galaxy S7 edge will come to market with a 3600mAh power plant inside. That compares with the 2550mAh and 2600mAh cells inside the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, respectively.

Check out the new president of Samsung Mobile by clicking on the video below.

source: Samsung via MobileSyrup

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Yes yes yes #Samsung :D

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Is he related to Lucy H. Koh?

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

It's just a generic SKorean surname, like Park...there are like several millions of Kohs and Parks in SK

7. AlikMalix unregistered

I assumed so, I was just kidding.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

it looks like he is a ventriloquist doll he only moves the bottom of his mouth i understand learning english is really hard but they need to loosen the lower jaw when speaking

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I wanted to ask that.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Too bad, a Nexus isn't on their list... Well, I don't care about Samsung anyway, so no biggie! I just wish they go the Nexus, or perhaps the Motorola way of providing pure Android experience to the masses... but since "the mass" is more than happy with bloody and junk, my dream arms highly unlikely... Oh well! G'day!

6. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

So why do you comment on every Samsung article if you "dont care"?

8. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

He is a secret samsung lover

11. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Pure Android is for purists (technonazis) only. For us, the rest of the world, we don't care if it is vanilla android or touchwiz or sense, or even iOS. As long as it works and looks good, we'll take it.

12. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

If they go pure android it will be just like any nexus device.Touchwiz is what differentiates Samsung from stock android.You want stock android, get a moto or nexus and stop complaining in every samsung article!!

13. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

The main problem is RAM. a 3gb Ram phone, majority of the users install 20+ apps, when apps are installed it takes up Ram, leaving you with around 500 to 700 mb Ram left. Android starts to lag when the Ram drops to 400mb below. There are custom Roms which you can take Android right down to 50mb Ram, and it won't lag. They should start using 6gb Ram. As standard. This is not iOS which shuts down other apps when opening an app. In Android everything runs in background.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

A little correction. forgive me I'm me to this swipe keyboard thingy! but since "the mass" is more than happy with bloat and junk, my dream seems highly unlikely...

9. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Perhaps your dream will come true somewhere 2099. By then you might have been dead oh oh. Very sorry Mr. Dreamer. On a more serious note, can't u get yourself a decent phone? I wonder what you even want? If its nexus you want, there are more than enough out there. Stop bashing Samsung for not manufacturing a nexus. Some of you guys are very very funny to the last extent

14. Rocket

Posts: 673; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

so waterproof, sdcard and 3000mah battery is confirmed for s7? great news :)

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I hope he isnt going to host the Unpack. He is dry and boring. Use the chick who hosted the S6 Unpacked. Gonna miss JK Shin. Up close he remind me of the actor...LEE LEE...Rush Hour!

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