Samsung says its new smartphone designs now part of a 5-year plan, not affected by Apple's lawsuits

Samsung says its new smartphone designs now part of a 5-year plan, not affected by Apple's lawsuits
There have been rumors that the Galaxy S III design is this exact way in order to fend off any potential lawsuits by Apple regarding its chassis, as the grandfather of the Galaxy S line is experiencing.

Samsung's Vice President of design Chang Dong-hoon, however, seems to be pretty entertained by that idea. Speaking to reporters at the 2012 Seoul Digital Forum, he stated that Samsung's smartphones form and shape have not been influenced by the ongoing lawsuits with Apple.

"Our change in smartphone design is part of a five-year plan, not a sudden turn-around," claimed the executive. He reiterated once again that the soapy shape of the Galaxy S III has been decided on after trying out hundreds of possible scenarios (and sticking with the home key in the last minute, we hear). Well, if those Galaxy S line designs are now part of a 5-year plan, we are curious what's in it for next year.

source: iNews24 via TheVerge

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15 Comments

1. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Definitely not influenced by Apple but designed by lawyers.

2. wendygarett unregistered

and designed for geeks :)

3. wendygarett unregistered

At least not for sheep :D

4. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Whooppieee, Unfortunately with the price of data plans skyrocketing and capping and tiering by cell carriers, the promise of smart phones is now dead.

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Why do you keep saying that? Smartphones aren't going anywhere. In fact they're growing like crazy in market share.

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Samsung don't forget Windows Phone 8

6. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I predict that in 5 years Apple's share of the market will be similar to Rim's today...

7. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Worst prediction of the year, kudos.

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

And what are you basing this on? Fanatic fandroid hate?

15. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

um why would a strong os that is increasing marketshare suddenly plunge down… it would have to take a seriously huge plunge to reach rim levels

8. Suts_97

Posts: 129; Member since: May 05, 2012

Designed for humans.

11. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Haha that's such a weird moto

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

After the lawsuits Samsung has had to change around their gameplay of making their phones iPhone replica's.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just hope greedy APPLE dosn't ban the GALAXY S III when it comes close to launch after what they did to HTC

14. sinfiery

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Trapezoid Screen with slideout keyboard in 2017 will be the final product Can't wait!

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