Exclusive Look at the GALAXY ROUND [Editorial]

October 9, 2013 | Comments | Tomorrow Works

Samsung Electronics announced the GALAXY ROUND in Korea. This smartphone features a curved display, made with the world's first commercialized full HD Super AMOLED flexible display. I was shocked to see this in the wild office this morning – one of my colleagues had a sample (I can’t tell you why he had it. He said that’s confidential =P). Anyway, after begging and begging and begging, I was able to steal it for half an hour.

 

With the phone curved horizontally (or vertically, if you’re holding it landscape), this felt awesome in my hands. The grip was amazingly snug.

 

GALAXY ROUND

 

The back cover features a leather-and-stitch-inspired design, just like the GALAXY Note 3.

 

GALAXY ROUND Back Panel

 

GALAXY ROUND Back Panel

 

No SIM card and no Wi-Fi means I didn’t get to try anything fancy, but here are some pictures and a video for you. Enjoy.

 

The Curve of GALAXY ROUND

The Curve of GALAXY ROUND

 

This is a video of a feature called 'Roll Effect' which uses the curved body of GALAXY ROUND to enable the user to check the date, time, missed calls, battery, etc by slightly 'rolling' the phone over towards one side when the home screen is off. Check it out:

 

 

Specifications of GALAXY ROUND

 

 

-Photographed by A and YongD. Written by A.

 

* All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.