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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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Wed 9th Oct 2013 16:50 UTC
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

That looks like it'd fit in my front pocket quite comfortably.

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Round humans
by ericxjo on Wed 9th Oct 2013 17:48 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
ericxjo Member since:
2012-02-10

Yes, exactly. I am writing this on my Note 3, and is pretty wide. It's still comfortable, but I think it would fit better in the hand and pocket if it were curved. Basically, humans are round and phones are square, this is the first step towards big phones that are curved in such a way that they are comfortable in both hands and pocket.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 9th Oct 2013 18:04 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Maybe. What if the radius of your leg differs considerably from the phone's radius?

If your leg is flatter than it, you might feel the two sides digging into your leg as you walk.

If your leg is more curved than it, it would be an improvement, I think.

Somehow I doubt my phone store will let me put it in my pocket for a test run.

You could also probably find a good spot on your arm to attach it for exercise.

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