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News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy Round
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2014
For quite some time now, Samsung has been rumoured to be making a smartphone with a wrap-around display. This comes from it's flexible YOUM display and patents of such a wrap-around device which technically would make it an edge-to-edge smartphone with no bezels. According to reports from Korea, Samsung has begun testing such a device thanks to news from component suppliers. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been rumoured to be this smartphone, however, do take such a rumour with a good pinch of salt as it seems like too much of a big change for the phablet. Instead it would be more likely to be the Samsung Galaxy Round 2 based off of the previous curved screen device, the Samsung Galaxy Round. The timing does coincide with previously leaked roadmaps for flexible displays though so we're still hopeful somewhat. In the meantime, check out the previous wrap-around patent images on how the next flexible display smartphone from Samsung could look like.
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2013
Samsung and LG both recently came out with curved display smartphones in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex. While both show off what each company can do with flexible display technology, both don't really show off what a flexible display smartphone can do. Samsung looks to be changing that as they are applying for a US patent for a flexible wraparound display smartphone much like the one earlier seen at CES 2013 when Samsung showed off their Youm display devices. The patent application mentions that it is about a "Method and apparatus for operating functions of portable terminal having bended display" and indicates that this could be one of the first of Samsung's bended display smartphones, which were earlier spotted in a roadmap slide.
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2013
It isn't even the end of the year yet and already many of us are predicting features for the next smartphones and devices that haven't even been announced yet. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S5 which already has many rumours saying that it could have a new 64-bit Exynos processor and 4GB of RAM along with a metal chassis. We've also come up with a list of realistic features which we think would be both achievable and make the S5 a much better smartphone. Check out the list in this article.
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2013
The Samsung Galaxy Round, or the world's first commercial curved screen smartphone, has been announced by SK Telecom via Samsung Tomorrow. Unlike earlier rumours which suggested that it may be a side to side model like the one presented at CES 2013, the Samsung Galaxy Round sports a concave screen or a screen that curves inwards. Like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Round also has an artificial leather like backside, right down to the stitching. According to SK Telecom, they will officially launch the Samsung Galaxy Round tomorrow (10 October 2013). Tech specs and features for the Samsung Galaxy Round include a 7.9mm profile, 154g weight and a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen featuring full HD 1080p playback. Other tech specs and features include LTE-A and a 2800 mAh battery with pricing around $1000 (RM3200). The phone apparently turns on when you press and roll it and turns off when you release it and it rolls back, but you can see this for yourself in the video in this article.
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2013
Samsung have also confirmed a 5.7-inch flexible screen that is also heading to a smartphone or similar device in October 2013. More specifically, Samsung have said to expect such a smartphone this week, which jives with earlier rumours saying that a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a flexible display would be coming soon. Samsung is already mass producing these 5.7-inch displays with tech specs and features that include a lightness of just 5.2 grams and 0.12mm thinness. Other tech specs include support for full 1080 x 1920 pixel resolutions. Other rumours indicate that a flexible display enabled Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to be mostly the same as current versions which would include Snapdragon 800 chipsets and other features.Samsung's flexible displays also have a curvature radius of 400mm, again beating out that of competitor LG. Samsung say that they can make about 1 million flexible screens per month.