With discussions about flexible displays going on for many months, it was more that certain that sooner or later one of the top smartphone manufacturers would launch a device with such a display. It was just a matter of time. The time has come and it is Samsung that did it. The first smartphone ever with a curved display is called the Samsung Galaxy Round and is arriving at stores today. For the time being, the phone will be available only from SK Telecom in South Korea. Priced at ₩1,089,000, which is around $1000.
5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Round Curved Phablet
According to Samsung, the unusual shape of the device, makes it much easier to operate with one hand. It is not only about the convenience of one-handed usage, though. When you tilt the Galaxy Round on a flat surface with the screen off, you will be able to check time, date, battery life and notifications about missed calls or unread messages. The feature is called Round Interaction. Bounce UX allows you to go backwards and forwards in the photo gallery or music app by just rolling the phone from one side to the other.
Other than the innovative display, the Galaxy Round is reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 3 phablet from its design down to hardware. The phone packs a 2.3 Ghz quad-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and support for LTE Advanced. The device is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera and a 2800 mAh battery.
The handset measures just 0.31-inch (7.9 mm) in thickness and weighs in at 5.43 ounces (154 g). The Samsung Galaxy Round runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UI on top.
source: Samsung Tomorrow