Samsung has just unveiled their first smartphone, Galaxy Round featuring the curved read flexible display technology in their home den, South Korea. The first device of its kind will be available in South Korea starting October 10th.
We reported that Samsung and LG are planning to launch their curved display devices this month and now Samsung has gone ahead and launched the Galaxy Round first. The Galaxy Golden’s highlight is ofcourse the Full HD (1920 x 1080) Super Flexible AMOLED display.
Rest of the specs are in sync with the rumors that it will be based on the Note 3 but for the S Pen. It features a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage along with microSD slot for expanding the memory, a 13 MP camera with LED flash in the rear and a 2MP camera on the front. It is well covered on the connectivity front like on any top high end smartphone. The smartphone measures 151.1 ⅹ 79.6 ⅹ 7.9 mm and weighs 154 gms. The battery is 2800 mAh which is considerably less than the Note 3.
The Samsung Galaxy Round comes with the latest Android version (as of now) that is Android 4.3 along with Samsung’s usual array of customizations in TouchWiz but Samsung has brought some cool tricks making use of the curved display. There’s a Bounce UX feature which lets you control the music player by tapping the display on the sides. A Gravity or Roll effect which lets you just tilt the device to interact with the interface. Check out the video below showing off the Roll effect:
The Galaxy Round is available in Luxury Brown with other color variants coming soon and is only available for Korea as of now. It is priced at 1,089,000 won (approximately $1,014). There’s no word if the device will come to the rest of the world but we’ll tell you if you come to know. Even LG should launch their own device with a curved display soon so stay tuned as we’ll bring you all the news as always.