The concept of a flexible phone is not a new one, the talking and promises were going back a few years. However, so far it has failed to materialize at least in a sense that most people understand “flexible”. Manufacturers who aspire to make phones that you would be able to bend or roll still have years of hard work ahead of them. The first curved phone, though, became reality a few weeks ago. The company to pioneer the new grounds was Samsung with its Galaxy Round.
Samsung Galaxy Round Unlocked Phone
Samsung did not leave much room for hope that the Galaxy Round would ever make it outside of its home market in South Korea. However, the phone did it. Well, almost. The handset is not going to be launched officially nor will it be offered by any US carrier in the near future, but you can still grab the phone from Negri Electronics.
The online retailer sell the phone at $1,129.50, hence may not be easy to swallow by an average user. Obviously, the handset is unlocked sold without contract and is compatible with any GSM carrier such as: AT&T, T-Mobile or Straight Talk. Folks in Australia can find the Galaxy Round at MobiCity for $1,199.95. In each case you will be looking at backorder, which means you will have to wait a while before the phone arrives to your doorstep.
Unique shape is not the only advantage of the Samsung Galaxy Round. Except for its subtle curvature, the phone offers a healthy dose of high-end specs. These include, for example, a 5.7-inch 1080p AMOLED display, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and 3 GB of RAM.
The device also packs 32 GB of internal memory, microSD slot supporting up to 64 GB cards, 13-megapixel rear, camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy Round runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with some tweaks that make use of the curved form.