Samsung has been talking about a flexible display for about 10 months now. Naturally techies and the regular mobile users as well were inclined to be sitting around in high anticipation of what this could mean. Well those questions have been answered, sort of, and the answer is a little disappointing. A device called the Samsung Galaxy Round (rumored model no. SM-G910S) has been announced showcasing a curved display. This isn’t quite what we imagined when we heard the term ‘flexible’ but it does manage to seem like an innovation in mobile display technology nonetheless.
This is not the same design as was showcased by the company at CES 2013 and seems more like just a curved display akin to their HDTVsalso showcased at the event. It is however a first for mobile tech. The entire handset is curved and from what the video (after the jump) reveals, a Gravity Effect has been included to activate a clock face when the handset is titled. Reports also mention features that include a 5.7-inch full HD AMOLED display (not sure if that’s the appropriate size for a device like this), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2.3GHz Quad-core CPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB or on board memory. A microSD card slot is also available.
The Galaxy Round (the name is a bit deceptive) will also come with a 13 megapixel primary camera and a 2MP front facing camera. With its curved shape the Galaxy Round is said to be 7.9mm thick and weighs in at 154g with its 2800mAh battery. The Round will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean along with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI of course and a few extras like Bounce UX for the music player and I’m sure a bunch of Samsung’s Smart ‘S’ type features. The price has not yet been revealed but it’s quite likely to be launched officially tomorrow in the company’s home ground of Korea before making its way overseas. The purpose of having a curved display and not a flexible one eludes me. Do let us know your thoughts.
[Via - Gsmarena]