Samsung GALAXY Round


It’s official, Samsung have released the world’s first smartphone with a curved screen. Although, there is no mention of when we can expect to see the see the GALAXY Round available in the USA, sources say it will be hitting the shelves in October 10 in Korea.

We have known for a while now that Samsung was developing a smartphone that would have a curved screen. However, while rumours were rife, certainties about the smartphone were hard to find. Nevertheless, we can now give you a more comprehensive view of what the first curved smartphone is all about.

Obviously, the real highlight and USP of the Samsung GALAXY Round its innovative and unique design. The 5.7 inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution screen has a slight concave curve like the rest of the handset. Samsung explains that this provides a superior user experience as the curved design makes the phone easier to hold and the curved display makes it easier to use the large the screen with one hand.

The curved design also allows for a number of new features such as the Roll Effect. By rolling the phone to the side while it is on a flat surface, the user is able to check the time, battery and see if they have any new messages. Similarly, the Bounce UX feature allows you to change the music you’re listening to by rolling the uneven phone to the left or the right, depending whether you want to go back to the previous track or skip forward to the next one.

The phone has a faux-leather back panel, much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and is currently available in ‘Luxury Brown’. However, it has been hinted that the device will be available in more colours soon.