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Samsung is hoping that its mobile division will benefit from a change of guard as the South Korean outfit struggles to reinvigorate its smartphone line. As such, former mobile boss J.K. Shin is handing over day-to-day operations to D.J. Koh, one of Mr. Shin's top men who led Samsung's mobile research and development efforts.The shakeup in roles and duties doesn't come as much of a surprise. Mr. Shin narrowly avoided the axe around this time last year when Samsung opted instead to give pink slips to three other high-level executives. The company wasn't happy with sales of its Galaxy S5, which had sold just 12 million units during its free three months on the market, around 4 million less than... Read more...
As expected, heads are rolling at Samsung, though company co-chief and mobile business boss J.K. Shin didn't get the axe as some had speculated. Instead, three other high-level executives were thanked for their services and shown the door as Samsung reshuffles its core management team in an attempt to return its mobile unit into a booming business. "Shin has made significant contributions in helping Samsung to become the global number one in the mobile market," Lee June, Samsung Group communications chief, said during a media briefing, according to The Korea Herald. "The president will have another chance to reinvigorate the mobile business in a new business environment." We'll let the analysts... Read more...