Samsung Galaxy Round – Curved OLED screen smartphone promises excellent viewing experience
After seeing the curved OLED display panels that give a much better viewing experience, now Samsung has unveiled their much rumored Galaxy Round smartphone that has a 5.7 inch 1080p HD super AMOLED screen that is curved. First of all, the design is ergonomic as it feels good in hand, and secondly it gives a better view of high resolution content on the phone. The smartphone is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad core Krait processor, 3 GB RAM and features 32 GB built-in memory. Much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it has a very classy leather back stitched very elegantly. The curved screen of this phone allows for a unique function called Roll Effect which shows date, time, battery level, missed calls, notification etc. when the screen is tilted slightly over towards one side when the home screen is off.
Other nifty features include the ability to control device’s music player by tapping the sides courtesy Bounce UX. Samsung Galaxy Round has an overall body weight of 154 grams and measures 151.1mm length, 79.6mm breadth and 7.9 mm thickness making it a sleek smartphone. The 2800mAh battery will make sure that you are never left out of juice while enjoying the new age features of this niche smartphone that looks to change the way you look at your smartphone’s HD screen. Samsung Galaxy Round will feature Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and boast-of the latest Samsung TouchWIz UI.
Samsung Galaxy Round will be available in Korea from 10th October in luxury brown color for approximately $1014 and is expected for worldwide release in the coming months.
# Samsung Press Release
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.