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Samsung Galaxy Round curved smartphone officially revealed

Tom Morgan
9 Oct 2013
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Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Round, the world's first production smartphone with a curved display

Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy Round, the first smartphone with a curved OLED display. Following weeks of rumours, the company announced the phone in its native South Korea late last night.

Samsung Galaxy Round

With a 5.7in, Full HD flexible display, curving horizontally inwards, the Galaxy Round is designed to sit flush with your hand. According to early reports, it's more comfortable to hold than similarly-sized smartphones and phablets, although we'll withhold judgement until we get to hold one ourselves.

Never one to miss out an opportunity to add a new software tweak, Samsung has introduced a "roll effect" which reveals the time, date, weather and notifications simply by rolling the phone towards you when it's resting on a desk. It appears to be running the latest 4.3 version of Andoid, underneath Samsung's own TouchWiz UI.

Inside, the Galaxy Round essentially uses the same hardware as the Galaxy Note 3, with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera. It also shares the same faux leather backing plate.

Samsung Galaxy Round

There's currently no mention of an international release, with Korean prices starting from 1.09 million won (about $1,000 or £630) and the phone going on sale from tomorrow. Hopefully Samsung will reveal official UK pricing and availability soon - if and when it does we'll be sure to update this story.

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