Only a few short hours ago images of an “absurd” looking Samsung smartphone leaked with a curved display.
Well, the leaks have proved accurate as Samsung have now officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Round.
The handset has a 5.7″ Full HD Super AMOLED curved display, is 7.9mm thick and weighs 154g.
According to Samsung,
As a result of its unique curved design, users can take advantage of round integration experiences like the Roll Effect that enables the user to check information such as the date, time, missed calls and battery easily when home screen is off, and the Gravity Effect for creating visual interaction with the screen by tilting the device. For music, the Bounce UX enables users to control their music. When the GALAXY ROUND’s display is off while the music player is running, a short press to the left of the device will play the previous track while a short press to the right will play the next track. For pictures and videos, the Side Mirror feature enables users to gain access to list of the album content with a left and right tilt.
The rest of the spec sheet is quite impressive with a 13 megapixel camera, a 2800mAh battery, 3GB of RAM and a 2.3GHz quad-core processor. All of this runs Google’s (currently) latest operating system Android 4.3.
The device is set to launch in Korea on October 10th and will come in “Luxury Brown” with more colours coming soon. There is no word yet on worldwide availability or pricing.
source: Samsung Tomorrow