Samsung officially announces Galaxy Round, featuring curved OLED display

After much rumour and speculation, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Round, one of the first smartphones with a curved OLED display to enter the mass market. The smartphone is similar to the Galaxy Note 3, with a 5.7-inch 1080p display and leather-like back - except for one thing: the screen looks like the beginnings of a taco or tortilla.

 

Inside you'll find a 13-megapixel rear-camera, 2-megapixel front-camera, 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, 2800mAh battery, LTE-A, and Android 4.3 as its operating system. The Galaxy Round features a 7.9mm thick build that weighs 154g. All pretty solid specifications that align closely with Samsung's other flagships, though weighing less than the Galaxy Note 3.

Samsung has developed "Round Interaction" technology to take advantage of the curved display on the Round. When you tilt the Galaxy Round on a flat surface while powered off, notifications like missed calls, texts and more will be displayed.

There's no word on a launch in the US or UK, just SK Telecom in South Korea this week, for now. It will be made available in a "Luxury Brown" colour option for 1.09 million won (£622).  

Could you see yourself buying a curved smartphone?



>