Samsung Announces Galaxy Round, Available in Korea Starting October 10th

The Samsung Galaxy Round that was leaked hours ago by @evleaks on Twitter has been announced by the company officially and we now have a full rundown of its specs. The Galaxy Round will be first available in Korea starting October 10, however there is no information about its availability in other parts of the world.

The Samsung Galaxy Round is world’s first smartphone with curved display. You may not mistake it for a flexible display (unless you take the screen out), it is only curved – concave on the screen side. The curved display does provide some comfort for the users who have been facing difficulties in holding Samsung’s beasts in their hands. Also, it adds to the functionality of the smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy Round is quipped with 5.7” Full HD Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels that is 386 ppi. It is 7.9mm thick and weighs 154g. The device is powered with a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2300 MHz with Adreno 330 onboard running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box and a 3 GB RAM. It offers a built-in storage of 32 GB that can be expanded via a 64 GB microSD slot. The rear camera is a 13 MP shooter and the front one being 2 MP.

The curved nature of the phone adds to its functionality. For instance, while the phone is lying on a surface playing music with its screen off , you touch the phone on either the left or right to switch to the previous track and next track respectively. As a result of its unique curved design, users can take advantage of round integration experiences like the Roll Effect that enables the user to check information such as the date, time, missed calls and battery easily when home screen is off, and the Gravity Effect for creating visual interaction with the screen by tilting the device.For pictures and videos, the Side Mirror feature enables users to gain access to list of the album content with a left and right tilt.

The back of the device  leather-and-stitch-inspired design just like the Galaxy Note 3.

As of now, there is no information about the price of the device either in Korea or internationally but we can expect that soon. A hands on video demonstrates all features of the device.