Wednesday 9 October 2013

Samsung announces Galaxy Round with curved display

The first curved display smartphone is here. Samsung today announced Galaxy Round featuring a 5.7-inch full HD Super Flexible AMOLED display. As earlier rumoured, Samsung Galaxy Round seems like variant of Galaxy Note 3 with flexible display and absence of S-Pen slot being the only differences.

Samsung Galaxy Round will begin selling on Korean telecom operator SK Telecom as soon as tomorrow in luxury brown colour option for around 1 million won (around $1,000). There is no word on release elsewhere.

“Samsung has been a mobile display innovator by introducing color TFT-LCD, AMOLED, and Super AMOLED flexible display for its mobile product. With this pioneering curved display technology, GALAXY ROUND blends the latest smartphone screen innovations with unique design features,” Samsung noted in a press release.

Coming to the smartphone specifications, Samsung Galaxy Round is powered by 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. It features 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 2800 mAh battery, and LTE support.

Samsung has included quite a few tweaks to tap in the curved display potential and here are some of them:

  • Roll Effect: Enables user to check information such as date, time, missed call and battery easily when home screen is off
  • Gravity Effect: Creates visual interaction with the screen by tilting the device.
  • Bounce UX: Enables users to control their music. When the Galaxy Round’s display is off while the music player is running, a short press to the left of the device will play the previous track while a short press to the right will play the next track.
  • Side Mirror: Enables users to gain access to list of the album content with a left and right tilt.

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