Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Oct 2013 16:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Samsung has taken the wrapper off its rumored smartphone with a curved OLED display. The Galaxy Round, which will launch on SK Telecom in South Korea, has a 5.7-inch 1080p screen the same size as seen on the company's Galaxy Note 3, but there's a difference - it curves on the vertical axis in a similar fashion to some of Samsung's OLED TVs.

Technologically interesting, but otherwise, I fail to see the point. The screen itself is probably more resilient than traditional ones, but since I'm assuming it has a glass cover, that aspect becomes moot. Also, it just looks weird.

Then again, everyone doubted the Note - now it's a legitimate category and the Note series alone sold more than 40 million devices, so what do I know.

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I like it.
by themwagency on Wed 9th Oct 2013 16:46 UTC
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2013-03-06

Thus far I haven't found many android devices that bring something unique to the table from a hardware perspective other than a larger screen but when I saw this, I thought... "ok, here we go... this is unique. It is both more stylish and seems to be more ergonomic... though hard to say for sure without trying it. Regardless, I was genuinely interested in this.

What's most interesting is how my opinions seem to so consistently run counter to those of Thom's. It's really getting uncanny.

Edited 2013-10-09 16:47 UTC

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RE: I like it.
by dindin on Wed 9th Oct 2013 16:58 in reply to "I like it."
dindin Member since:
2006-03-29

I am pretty sure they copied this! Steve had this written down on some napkin sometime ago that Sammy go hold off.

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RE[2]: I like it.
by majipoor on Wed 9th Oct 2013 19:11 in reply to "RE: I like it."
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

No: this is the kind of idea Samsung is able to have when they do not copy Apple. Amazingly innovative!

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