The new device features a 5.7” Full HD Super AMOLED curved display. Samsung‘s advancements in flexible screen technology have paid off! The phone’s specs otherwise are similar to the Galaxy Note 3. It’s a high end phablet sporting 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera and a quad core MSM chip.
The unique curved screen allows for some nifty features too. “Roll Effect” enables the user to see information such as date, time, missed call and battery level when the home screen is off, Gravity Effect lets the user create neat visual effects by tilting the device,the “Bounce UX” eases music controls when the home screen is off. You can press left or right to quickly switch tracks.
There’s no mention of the Galaxy Round coming to the United States or Europe yet, but it should make its way out of K0rea eventually. The new curved smartphone is rumored to retail for around 1 Million Won, which is around $900, and being produced in a limited quantity. The Round will probably have to come down in price a bit before it makes financial sense to release it in Western Markets.
Samsung GALAXY ROUND Pioneers the Curved Display Smartphone Experience
New device presents world’s first commercialized full HD Super AMOLED flexible display
Seoul, Korea – October 9, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced GALAXY ROUND, the world’s first curved display smartphone. Samsung has been a mobile display innovator by introducing color TFT-LCD, AMOLED, and Super AMOLED flexible display for its mobile product. With this pioneering curved display technology, GALAXY ROUND blends the latest smartphone screen innovations with unique design features. The sleek and thin Samsung GALAXY ROUND which equipped with a 5.7” Full HD Super AMOLED with 7.9mm thick and weighs 154g offers a comfortable hand grip feeling to user, and exclusive experiences of curved display.
As a result of its unique curved design, users can take advantage of round integration experiences like the Roll Effect that enables user to check information such as date, time, missed call and battery easily when home screen is off, and the Gravity Effect for creating visual interaction with the screen by tilting the device. For music, the Bounce UX enables users to control their music. When the GALAXY ROUND’s display is off while the music player is running, a short press to the left of the device will play the previous track while a short press to the right will play the next track. For pictures and videos, the Side Mirror feature enables users to gain access to list of the album content with a left and right tilt.
The large screen size of the GALAXY ROUND provides additional benefits to users. Useful One-Hand Operation features bring a user’s most desired controls closer to a preferred side of the screen. The device enables enhanced multitasking capabilities that allow users to fully utilize the larger screen through Multi Window, a feature that enables users to open more than one application on the screen, run simultaneous multiple instances of the same application or to easily share content between applications.
Samsung GALAXY ROUND is available in Korea with Luxury Brown, and more color will be available soon.
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GALAXY ROUND Product Specifications
LTE 150/50M bps
MSM 8974 (Quad Krait 2.3 GHz)
5.7” Full HD Super Flexible AMOLED
32 GB + microSD (up to 64GB)
13 MP AF w/Flash + 2MP
Camera Mode: Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf, Surround shot, Live effect
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0 (BLE), USB 3.0, GPS+GLONASS, NFC
Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Video, Share Document, Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View
Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling), Samsung WatchON
S Voice™ Hands Free, S Health
Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound
Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
Safety Assistance, Samsung KNOX
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