There has been a rumour floating around that Samsung are working on a smartphone with a curved OLED display similar to the companies curved OLED TV’s but we just didn’t have definitive proof, until now. Earlier this morning Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Round, a smartphone that boasts a 5.7-inch 1080p screen, similar to that on the Galaxy Note 3, but it curves, that’s right, it’s a smartphone with a display that curves right through the center of the device.
At present it seems the Galaxy Round will only launch on SK Telecom in South Korea, as the company haven’t announced any plans elsewhere, but that doesn’t matter, the technology exists which means curved displays could be a thing of the future – if you have the money for one.
In terms of specifications the Samsung Galaxy Round has an impressive list. Under the hood this curved smartphone boasts a 2.3GHz quad-core processor with 3GB RAM. It has a 2800mAh battery and measures 7.9mm in thickness and only 154g in weight. It’ll come running Android 4.3 and will launch tomorrow in Korea in the colour “Luxury Brown”. Here’s the hard part however, it’s priced at 1.09 million won which is around £633.29.
The reason for the curved display is a bit sketchy with Samsung calling it “Round Interaction”. Presumably it’s more comfortable and wraps around your face better than a flat phone? Who knows! It’ll be interesting to see how exactly the Samsung Galaxy Round feels in the hand.
Check the gallery below for the official press shots courtesy of Samsung Tomorrow.