Recent reports suggest that Samsung’s unusual Galaxy Round smartphone, which features a curved display, is not selling quite as well in Samsung’s home country as the company might have hoped.
The device was launched in October and has since only sold 10,000 units since it hit South Korean shelves.
Some critics have put the weak sales figures down to Samsung’s overall decline, whilst others have suggested that more demo handsets are needed in stores in order to entice buyers. With a handset as unusual as the Galaxy Round, however, it’s probable that even demo handsets would only satisfy curiosity rather than converting into sales.
It is also likely that, despite both LG and Samsung launching curved screen smartphones in the last quarter, the benefits of such a feature has not been made clear to the consumer, especially when the Round’s near £500 price tag puts it out of reach for a majority of phone users.
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It is unknown whether the Samsung Galaxy Round will make it to the UK, though if sales are already showing signs of weakness, it seems unlikely.