Samsung wants to be the first in everything, so they introduced Galaxy Round, a device that continues the legacy of Samsung displays from the first TFT-LCD color display to the Flexible AMOLED display you see today.
Samsung Galaxy Round Specifications
The specs of this device are rather impressive, though you will notice an outstanding similarity with Galaxy Note 3. Some could say that this is basically a Note 3 with a curved display. With no other words, here are the specs:
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- Screen: 5.7” display, Full HD 1080p resolution, with a curved design.
- 154g, at 7.9mm thickness
- 13 MP camera
- 2,800 mAh battery
- Quad Core, 2.3 GHz Exynos CPU
- 3 GB RAM memory
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- TouchWiz features
Samsung Galaxy Round Design
Basically, this is what it’s all about, the design. Samsung is the first to use flexible displays on a smartphone. Now it’s time to see if it is also good at something.
You can see from the image above, the device has a curved design. It is not a high bend, but it is enough to make the grip a lot more comfortable. It seems that one of the biggest advantages of this design is the comfort. Holding the device in your hand and speaking on the phone is much easier with this curved shape. It also makes it easier to keep it in your pocket, as it shapes around your thigh.
It also has the same leather back that you can see on the Note 3. The combination of metal and leather goes together really nice i could say.
One of the problems with large displays was the fact that it’s hard to use them and to keep them in your hand. It seems that this design fixes this issue.
Samsung Galaxy Round Features
Beside providing a better grip, the Galaxy Round comes with a few new features of its own. First of all we have the Roll Effect which allows users to see the date and latest notifications when the screen is off by tilting the device on one side. Another feature is the Gravity Effect that allows you to create visual interaction also by tilting the device, and the last one, Bounce FX which allows you to change between tracks when using the music player with the screen off by tilting the device either right (for the next song) or left (for the previous track).
Galaxy Round is running on Android 4.3, so it should also have all the features that are included in the Note 3 and S4, except for the S-Pen ones.
This is a video showcasing the Roll Effect feature:
You can check out this photo gallery with Official Samsung Galaxy Round pictures:
The final question is whether the curved display is really useful for something, or did Samsung rush again to launch an unfinished device just to say that they were first to do it. What do you think?
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October 07 2013