Samsung launches its curved screen phone

Samsung launches its curved screen phone

After much talk just yesterday about LG launching a curved-screen smartphone into the market, Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Round smartphone will be the world’s first phone to feature a curved screen.

The Galaxy Round, aptly named, has a 5.7-inch screen, and as with any other Samsung device, it features a whole range of impressive specs, including a 2.3GHz processor, 3GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera lens.

The device also features the same 'stitched' effect as on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, suggesting that this is a design feature that will continue on the Galaxy range of smartphones.

Courtesy of Samsung Tomorrow

It’s not the phone’s specs which make this a ground-breaking piece of technology, though. Samsung first previewed its flexible screen at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, and with every major Samsung launch since, fans have been waiting with baited breath for the next development in screen technology. Although some analysts have commented that the curved-screen device might not see a rush of sales, the technology in itself is something to watch out for in the future.

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The device’s curved screen isn’t just a gimmick, however. Samsung has developed features like Bounce UX, which allows its users to control the music player by tapping on the side of the phone, whilst the Gravity Effect feature lets you glance at the screen for notifications while the display is actually turned off, simply by tilting the device.

Courtesy of Samsung Tomorrow

We have already seen both Samsung and LG launch televisions with curved screens, and with news that LG’s first smartphone with the same technology is on its way, we can see that the curved screen is becoming a hot trend already this year.

The Samsung Galaxy Round will be launched in Korea tomorrow (10th October), though the electronics giant has yet to reveal any plans for a global launch.

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