Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Round Announced with 5.7-inch Curved Display

 
Samsung Galaxy Round
Samsung announces Samsung Galaxy Round, the main thing about this phone is in the name "Round" This phone is curvy as you can see in the pictures.
Let’s get right to the reported specs:
  • Network: LTE 150mbps (Korean market)
  • Connectivity: Wifi a/b/g/n/ac, Wifi Direct, BT 4.0 (BLE), USB 3.0, GPS+GLONASS, NFC
  • Processor: MSM 8974 quad-core Krait at 2.3 GHz
  • Display: 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Super Flexible ​AMOLED, 386 ppi
  • Memory: 32 GB + microSD (up to 64GB)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Rear Camera: 13MP AF with flash
  • Front Camera: 2MP
  • Camera Features: Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf, Surround shot, Live effect
  • Additional Features: Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Video, Share Document, Play Games; Story Album, S Translator; Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View; Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling), Samsung WatchON; S Voice™ Hands Free, S Health; Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound; Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly); Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring; Safety Assistance, Samsung KNOX
  • Dimensions: 151.1 ⅹ 79.6 ⅹ 7.9mm
  • Weight: 154g
  • Battery: 2800mAh
According to the pictures, it appears the Samsung Galaxy Round will have the same faux leather back of the Note 3 as well as its screen size, camera, and RAM. When compared with the Note 3, notabledifferences include the lack of an S-Pen, a 400mAh smaller battery , and a speaker on the back instead of being  on the bottom. Otherwise, it’s pretty much a Note 3 that’s been bent.
Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 8.57.41 PM
So far, details are scarce, but since it is running Android 4.3 with Touchwiz, it’s safe to assume that most of the software features from the S4 and Note 3 (sans S-Pen) will be there. One interesting addition is what is being called the Roll Effect. How this works is simple. If you roll the device toward one of the edges, a dock-style screen will open showing you the time, battery, missed calls, and text messages. You can check out the video below to see the whole demonstration.
According to reports, the device is apparently incredibly comfortable to hold, which is understandable, granted its design and form. Since it’s curved to match the contours of the hand, it’s likely to feel quite balanced. The device is going to sell for $1,013 for one carrier in Korea, SK Telecom. Also, while there is no word yet on a global release, it’s likely that we’ll start to see it appear on independent reseller sites soon.
With a device like this having appeared in the rumor mill for months, it’s finally nice to see it come to fruition. Basically think of it as a Note 3, minus the S-Pen, and a curved display, and now it’s finally here. We’d love to get your opinion on it. Is this going to change the face of smartphones or are we looking at Samsung having some fun being first to the curved screen party? We’ll be sure to get our hands on this as soon as possible so stay tuned and let us know what you think of the Samsung Galaxy Round!