World’s first Curved Screen Smartphone Announced – Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round
The Galaxy Round – a curved screen smartphone has been officially announced and will be available starting from this week in South Korea. This first of it’s kind smartphone features a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED curved display, 2.3Ghz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB RAM, 13MP back camera and 2MP front shooter, and LTE-A support. Design wise, the back of the device will follow Note 3 and Note 10.1 2014 style and feature a faux lether back, and as you can see on press photos, a whole device will maintain curved shape.
Samsung says that the design enables the large screen to be easier to use with one hand, the phone also packs couple of software enhancement that takes advantage of the unique shape of device screen and body. With the Galaxy Round lying on a flat surface, the user can tilt one side of it up for a quick look at notifications and status, a la the Active Notifications in the latest Motorola devices, or use the tilt to control media – Samsung calls this feature a Bounce UX
Device will be available in Luxury Brown Color (more to follow later) for South Korean Carrier SK-Telecom within the upcoming days, with a price set to 1,089,000 won – which is about $1000 USD.