The Galaxy Round was rumored to be revealed during the course of this month but it seems that Samsung got ahead of itself and managed to announce the smartphone earlier than expected.
At first glance the Samsung Galaxy Round appears to be an exact Galaxy Note 3 clone, you’ll find a 1080p 5.7-inch screen. The difference is however pretty obvious, you’ll find a curved OLED display. It’s the same technology which the South Korean giant has been working on for quite some time.
The reason for this curved display is quite unclear but Samsung will undoubtedly allow Apps to take advantage of ’tilt-based’ motion. Right now the company is touting what they call “Round Interaction” – A feature which basically allows you to look at information such as missed calls, battery life, and the date and time when you tilt it on a flat surface with the screen off.
Samsung also tells us that swiping in between home screens will be made easier with the curved display.
The specifications sheet is as impressive as its Galaxy Note 3 cousin, It’s 7.9mm thick, weighs 154g, and has slightly downgraded battery of 2800mAh battery. You’ll also find the same 13MP back shooter just like the Galaxy S4 and Note 3. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean runs the show backed by a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM.
The Galaxy Round will be released in South Korean tomorrow in “Luxury Brown” for 1.09 million won (about $1,013) but there is no word about an international release at the time of this writing.
via Samsung Tomorrow