Samsung has unveiled the first smartphone with a curved OLED display yesterday called the Galaxy Round. It has a 5.7-inch 1080p screen, which is the same size as the Galaxy Note 3’s screen, but curves on the vertical axis in a similar fashion to some of Samsung’s OLED TVs.
At this point there is little benefit behind the curved screen of the Galaxy Round. The Verge explains:
The potential benefit of this screen technology isn’t quite clear yet, but Samsung is touting a new feature called “Round Interaction,” which allows you to look at information such as missed calls, battery life, and the date and time when you tilt it on a flat surface with the screen off. Samsung also claims that switching between home screens will feel like one continuous transition, and has worked on new tilt- and tap-based interactions for the music and photos apps.
A lot of people are going as far to say as the curved screen is simply a gimmick and it is hard to argue otherwise. In my opinion this was a “look what we can do” smartphone and I doubt it will make an international appearance.
Besides the fact that it has a curved screen though, it does have some impressive specs. It is 7.9mm thick, weighs 154g and has a 2800mAh battery. It runs Android 4.3, with 3GB of RAM, a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera.
It will go on sale today in South Korea for approximately 1.09 million won (about $1,013) in Luxury Brown.
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