Samsung Galaxy Round: World’s First Smartphone with Curved Display launched in Korea

Back in January of this year, Samsung demoed its flexible display concept at CES. Since then people were hoping to get their hands on such a device in reality. Rumors were rife that even the recently launched Galaxy Note 3 may sport such display. Though, it didn’t turned out to be true, Samsung has not disappointed its fans as it announced Galaxy Round today. The device can be considered as an offshoot of the Note 3. The round as its name suggests points to its round design thanks to the flexible OLED display. But the device is not flexible per se as it only has vertical curve which is permanent.

Samsung Galaxy Round

Still, the company should be applauded for its effort as this is the first time this concept has gone commercial. There are some interesting enhancements in the device, most notable being Roll Effect, which gives a peek to screen with information about date, time, missed calls and battery whenever the device is bent sideways. This bent shape is also made use in the case of changing music and pictured by slight touch on the device in either direction.

Features of Samsung Galaxy Round

  • Luxury Brown color
  • 7.9 mm thickness
  • 154 g weight
  • 5.7 inch flexible display with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, 386 ppi pixel density
  • 2.3 GHz Quad core Processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory, expandable up to 64 GB using Micro SD card
  • 13 MP main camera and 2 MP rear camera
  • 2G/ 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS
  • Android 4.3 OS with TouchWiz interface
  • 2800 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Round

 

Samsung Galaxy Round Launch Information

The device will be available to purchase in Korea from tomorrow. It can considered quite expensive at approximately 1000 US dollars. There’s no announcement from the company if the device will be launched globally.