Samsung announces curved device

Just when you thought that Samsung was done with its releases for this year, they decide to go ahead and announce a brand new phone. Not just that, they are launching it tomorrow. Yes, in one day. While it will only be launching on SK Telecom in South Korea, this is pretty big news, mainly because this is the world’s first consumer device to be packing a curved Super AMOLED display.

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The device, named the Galaxy Round, will be packing the same (well almost-same) 5.7 inch Super AMOLED HD display that the Galaxy Note 3 has, so don’t worry about any loss in terms of fidelity. 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.

This phone is no slouch in terms of specs as well. The Galaxy Round will have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S800 clocked at 2.3 GHz, 3 GB RAM, a 2800 mAh battery and shares the 13 MP camera with the Galaxy S4 and Note 3. It will be running Android 4.3 Jellybean, and will be 7.9mm thick with a weight of 154g.

What do you think of this phone? An actually useful device, or simply a gimmick like so many of Samsung’s S-features allegedly are? Leave your comments below!

One thought on “Samsung announces curved device

  1. That’s sad… When tech about curved displays came out I was hoping they’d have something more flexible at the very least. just another gimmick imo. how does this help much, other than causing problems in your pocket?

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