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The first smartphone with a curved display
October 9, 2013 - Posted by to Android | Samsung
“This phone signifies something that is much more important.” Financial Post

First Android device from Samsung with new shape

Samsung has been trying to come up with new tactics and inventions in mobile sphere to represent a good competition with the well known freshly released Apple goods (iPhone 5c and iPhone 5S). As a result they have decided to be the first company to introduce curved display to the market. The company announced the first smartphone with such display: the Galaxy Round. Basically it looks pretty much like a Galaxy Note 3 but with a slightly curved, rounded shape.

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This device has 5.7-inch Full HD AMOLED display that is manufactured from flexible materials, they contribute to the curved shape of the device. The display as well as the entire device is curved for the purpose of comfortability, according to Samsung. The shape of the device is basically the only difference between Galaxy Round and Galaxy Note 3 that was released earlier last month.

The Samsung Galaxy Round is packed with a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm with 3 GB of Random Access Memory on top of that. In terms of storage capabilities – the device still offers same 32GB of built-in storage, which can be extended up to 64 GB. Wireless connectivity is represented by GSM/HSPA+ networks and LTE 4G. Device woks with dual-band Wi-fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0. The device is powered up by the latest Android 4.3 firmware and includes TouchWiz enhancements such as split-screen multitasking, Air view, Air Gesture, Smart Scroll, Smart Pause. It also features the Samsung’s Safety Assistance and KNOX service. Samsung-Galaxy-Round-back-650x414

After analyzing the pictures and other media info that is present at this very moment of time – it is difficult to see the point of spending $1000 for the regular smartphone but with a curved display. Moreover, it is available only in South Korea from SK Telecom right now. Personally I think that it looks just like a rolled Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Even though the company claims this model to be lighter and thinner, however in practice those changes are barely noticeable. There is no point in overpaying for the “curved screen” that you will not probably find useful and worth paying for.

By: Tiffany Trepanier exclusively for TopSpy Spyware