Samsung have out done themselves again by innovating mobile phone displays as we know it. Samsung are the first company to officially launch color TFT-LCD, AMOLED and Super AMOLED flexible displays for its mobile devices. Samsung also launched their first flexible display smartphone (drum rolls please…) The Galaxy Round.
The Galaxy Round is the first of its kind with a curved display and has some really impressive specifications under the hood. The display itself is 5.7 inches Full HD AMOLED display. The device itself is only 7.9mm thick and weighs around 154g fitting comfortably in your hands while giving that exclusive feeling.
The rumors for the curved device being somewhat similar to the Galaxy Note 3 was not far off, as the Galaxy Round has almost similar internal specs expect having a S Pen. The Galaxy Round also has a faux-leather backcover, which gives it an elegant touch. The device itself is pack a powerful punch, look at the Specification list below to find out for yourself.
- 5.7” Full HD AMOLED Curved Display (1080p)
- 2.3GHz Exynos Quad-Core processor
- 13MP camera
- 2,800mAh battery
- 7.9mm thick, 154g
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
MAIN CURVED FEATURES
Now lets come to the main point, what makes a Curved smartphone different from a normal straight smartphone. The Galaxy Round uses a feature called ”Roll Effect” that enables the user to check information such as date, time, missed calls and battery easily when home screen is turned off. Another cool feature is called the ”Gravity Effect” which makes visual interactions with the screen when you tilt the device. Another new feature called the Bounce UX, enables you to switch between tracks when the phones homescreen is turned off, while a song is playing, just gently tilt the phone on the left to play the previous track, while tilting to the right gives you the nest track. Finally a “Side Mirror” feature that enables users to gain access to list of the album content with a left and right tilt of the device.
Check out the Roll Effect in the video below:
The Galaxy Round is currently only launched in Korea, so no news for a global release has surfaced yet, but it surely will go global, considering its the first of its kind. Its definitely on the expensive side selling at 1,089,000 won which is approx $1000. So what are your thoughts on Samsung’s first curved display smartphone.