After recently confirming, Samsung today announced its first-ever curved smartphone with flexible display, dubbed as Galaxy Round. Samsung Galaxy Round is designed to provide “comfortable hand grip feeling to user, and exclusive experiences of curved display.” With a bend at the center, the Galaxy Round will debut in Korea on October 10.
Samsung Galaxy Round features a 5.7-inch full-HD flexible Super AMOLED display which has a bend from the center to provide comfort even with a larger display size. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with a 2.3GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM. There is 32GB internal storage along with a microSD card slot for further expansion up to 64GB.
The Galaxy Round comes with the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and there is Bounce UX on the top which is similar to the latest TouchWiz iteration but the new interface has some features that are designed for the Galaxy Round curved display. Users can use Roll Effect to check information such as the date, time, missed calls and battery even when home screen is off and also there is Gravity Effect for creating visual interaction with the screen by tilting the device. Users can also move from one track to another while listening to music on the Galaxy Round by short press to the left or right.
The Galaxy Round has a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with an LED flash and a 2-megapixel camera is available on the front. In terms of connectivity, there is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, NFC, Infrared and a microUSB port. The smartphone packs with a 2800mAh battery and weighs 154 grams with all plastic construction.
Watch video showing Roll effect on Samsung Galaxy Round: