We reported about Samsung Mobile’s plan to launch a smartphone with a curved screen with a press statement last month, and now Samsung has unveiled the device: it’s called the Galaxy Round, as many had predicted.
The smartphone features a curved display, made with the world’s first commercialized full HD Super AMOLED flexible display.
It has a 5.7-inch, 1080p HD display; runs Android 4.3 (with Samsung’s Touch Wiz interface, of course); and has Samsung’s big-phone staples such as multi-window (think split-screen) and one-handed operation modes, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 does.
With dimensions similar to the Note 3, the Round is slim, at only 0.3-inches thick and weighing 5.4 ounces. It should feel substantial for its size, without weighing you down.
Galaxy Round Features
Samsung includes two very new features, one called “roll effect,” we know a little about, except that if you tilt the phone on its axis according the embedded video, it will trigger a glance screen with the date, time, missed call and battery information. This works even when the home screen is in sleep mode.
Another feature includes ‘Gravity Effect,’ which produces “visual interactions” when the device is tilted, and modes to control music tracks and open photo and video albums by pressing and tilting the screen.
The Galaxy Round is set to launch in Korea this week, where it will cost 1.09 million won (around $1,013). No words yet on when it will be available globally.
Image credits: Samsung Tomorrrow