Samsung has announced the world's first curved-display smartphone, the Galaxy Round, will go on sale in Korea tomrrow (10 October).
Flexible and curved designs have been rumoured for some time, with other manufacturers likely to follow Samsung's lead. However, UK consumers will have a wait on their hands with no release date confirmed on these shores.
The device has a flexible 5.7 inch HD super AMOLED screen which allows owners to check the time, date or any missed calls and messages with the home screen off in what the Korean manufacturer has dubbed the 'Roll Effect'. The handset is aesthetically similar to the Galaxy Note 3 which was unveiled earlier this year at IFA in Berlin. Consumers can also use the Round's One-Hand operation which brings features to different sides of the curved screen.
Like the Note 3, the device has a leather back exterior and will be launched in Korea in brown. Other features include the ‘Gravity Effect’ which ‘creates visual interaction’ by tilting the screen, ‘Bounce UX’ allowing for more control over music applications and ‘Multi Window which enables users to use more than one application at any one time.
It has a 13MP camera, runs Android Jelly Bean on a Quad Krait 2.3 GHz processor and 32GB of internal storage.
Author: Matthew Campelli