Samsung teases a new website to show off their design principles

by: Jonathan FeistMarch 21, 2014

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Without a doubt, careful design considerations can greatly influence the success of modern mobile technology. Samsung wants you to know the efforts they have taken in designing their latest hardware and will be showing it all off on a new website dedicated to the task. will go live next week, but the Korean tech giant has put out a little teaser video to get you in the mood.

Samsung is set to begin sales of a handful of devices in the next few weeks, including their flagship smartphone the Galaxy S5 and the Gear 2 smartwatch. The Galaxy S5 in particular takes on a different materials design than we’re accustomed to seeing from Samsung products. The back cover has a perforated leather steering wheel look to it that reminds me of my original Nexus 7 tablet. If the materials comparison with the Nexus 7 goes beyond looks, the dimpled backing should provide the Galaxy S5 a comfortable feel with solid non-slip performance.

I, for one, am interested in learning if Samsung’s design philosophy is as a classic Italian sports car sculptor, prioritizing style and sex appeal over form and function, or, if as modern German engineers, they let the wind tunnel dictate the design. What I really mean is, does the S5 have a 5.1-inch display because Samsung thinks it will fit our hands the best, or is its size just for the sex appeal?

Samsung Design Philosophy

The site goes live on March 27 – are you excited to dive a little deeper into what makes Samsung tick?

  • Shark Bait

    So marketing are trying to upscale a crappy design??

    • Colby Leong

      Seems more like Samsung is asking for people to make their phones look better for them.

      I mean the Note III is a step up from the II by far. While many see the S5 as a step down from the S4, which was a step down from the S3, design wise. Persoanlly I think the S5 is a slight step up from the IV, but not enough where it can compete with Sony, HTC, and Apple. This may make them look desperate, but could definitely be something they need to better stand out, design wise.

  • Brendon Brown

    I really enjoyed the Faux Leather. Lets hope the Note 4 also brings something great to the table again.

    • Lezgo

      Hope its fucking Aluminium !

      • K

        Me too.

    • Brian Shieh

      Real leather ;) next time

      • Jesus

        No, the faux ‘leather’ feels much better

    • Aleksi

      Personally I don’t understand why would someone want their phone to look like it’s made out of some animal.

  • amazing now we don’t want to search anymore in online to see new designs.☺

  • Play

    Oh, there’s Design Principle in Samsung ?
    I thought there’s only Copycat Principle.

  • unknown

    plastic crap i can get bandaids in different colors

    • Be Cool

      ” bandaids”??? WTF?

      It’s almost same as the Nexus 7 pattern, that ppl love so much.
      Just because Samsung made it , it suddenly become “ugly” . LOL
      You iboys are pathetic.

  • Be Cool

    Every day the design of S5 grows in our eyes. We see it more and more beautiful.

    Just like the “leather” back of Note 3 , that all of you apple guys were
    bashing madly too, but in life (the black) Note 3 happen to be, the
    most beautiful and classy device so far on the market. Right?