Korean electronics maker Samsung today unveiled Galaxy Round, the world’s first curved display smartphone. The unit is only available in Korea for now and Samsung South Africa could not confirm a release date (if any) for Africa.
“With this pioneering curved display technology, Galaxy Round blends the latest smartphone screen innovations with unique design features. The sleek and thin Samsung Galaxy Round is equipped with a 5.7″ Full HD Super AMOLED with 7.9mm thick and weighs 154g, offers a comfortable hand grip feeling to the user, and exclusive experiences of curved display,” the company said in a statement.
Samsung detailed that users will be able to take advantage of the round integration experiences like the Roll Effect that enables user to check information such as date, time, missed calls and battery life easily when the home screen is off, and the Gravity Effect for creating visual interactions with the screen by tilting the device.
The company added that the large screen format also introduces additional benefits to users. “Useful One-Hand Operation features bring a user’s most desired controls closer to a preferred side of the screen. The device enables enhanced multitasking capabilities that allow users to fully utilize the larger screen through Multi Window, a feature that enables users to open more than one application on the screen, run simultaneous multiple instances of the same application or to easily share content between applications.”
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor