Samsung has announced its first smartphone with a curved display, called the Galaxy Round.
The device has a slightly rounded 5.7-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED screen in a 7.9mm-thick case, with the weight being 154 grams.
Samsung claims the curved design of the phone offers a very comfortable grip, plus some unique features. One of these is the Roll Effect (check it out in the video above), which lets users check info such as data, time, missed calls and battery status when the home screen is off. Another is the Gravity Effect, which creates a visual interaction with the screen when the device is tilted.
As for the rest of the specs, they’re definitely high-end: a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage memory, a 13-megapixel rear camera (plus a 2-megapixel shooter on the front) and a 2,800mAh battery.
The device will become available October 10 in Korea in Luxury Brown color; Samsung has not revealed the launch date or pricing for other markets, but it did say more colors will be available soon.
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Images: Samsung Tomorrow