Samsung has a new mobile president

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JK Shin, co-CEO of Samsung Electronics and mobile division chief, is stepping down from hands-on management of the smartphone business, Reuters reports. Although Shin will remain in technical charge of the overall mobile division, his role as president will be taken over by Dongjin Koh, who will handle day-to-day operations. Shin will focus on new businesses and long-term strategy.

Koh was head of Samsung’s mobile R&D until now, reportedly “playing a key role” in the development of recent Samsung phones like the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6. Both phones were well-received critically, representing a shift toward premium design for Samsung, but the flagship S6 only managed to make a “quite marginal” impact on Samsung’s earnings earlier…

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