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Samsung Announces The Galaxy Round

Posted In News, Reviews - By AndroidPress on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 With No Comments »

Samsung Galaxy Round

Well it looks like they did it!  Samsung has officially announced the very first curved display phone, the Samsung Galaxy Round.  The phone has some pretty impressive specs in addition to the fancy new display:

  • 5.7″ 1080p Super AMOLED Display
  • 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • 13MP Camera
  • 2MP Front Facing Camera
  • 2800 mAh Battery
  • Android 4.3
  • 154 grams
  • 7.9mm

In essence, you’ll get Note 3 specs with a curved display.  Samsung has poured a few more features into the new device as well.  For example, if you tilt the phone towards you it will bring up that Quick Glance feature we’ve seen on previous Galaxy devices.

In terms of pricing and availability, the price for the device is currently set at 1.09 million won (about $1053) and it will begin its launc on its home turf in Korea.  If we hear any further availability we’ll be sure to update you but there’s a good chance that this phone only makes it to select markets as they may be just testing out the market for curved phones.

Samsung GALAXY ROUND Pioneers the Curved Display Smartphone Experience

New device presents world’s first commercialized full HD Super AMOLED flexible display

Seoul, Korea – October 9, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced GALAXY ROUND, the world’s first curved display smartphone. 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. The sleek and thin Samsung GALAXY ROUND which equipped with a 5.7” Full HD Super AMOLED with 7.9mm thick and weighs 154g offers a comfortable hand grip feeling to user, and exclusive experiences of curved display.

As a result of its unique curved design, users can take advantage of round integration experiences like the Roll Effect that enables user to check information such as date, time, missed call and battery easily when home screen is off, and the Gravity Effect for creating visual interaction with the screen by tilting the device. For music, the 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. For pictures and videos, the Side Mirror feature enables users to gain access to list of the album content with a left and right tilt.

The large screen size of the GALAXY ROUND provides additional benefits to users. Useful One-Hand Operation features bring a user’s most desired controls closer to a preferred side of the screen. The device enables enhanced multitasking capabilities that allow users to fully utilize the larger screen through Multi Window, a feature that enables users to open more than one application on the screen, run simultaneous multiple instances of the same application or to easily share content between applications.

Samsung GALAXY ROUND is available in Korea with Luxury Brown, and more color will be available soon.

* All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visithttp://www.samsung.com.

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