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Curvy Samsung Galaxy Round can now be bought in the US, for a price

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Curvy Samsung Galaxy Round can now be bought in the US, for a price

People sure had high hopes for the curvy Samsung Galaxy Round, though Sammy's new boy made it obvious that a truly flexible experience (straight out of a sci-fi flick) is out of the scope of possibilities it brought to the table. In fact, it would appear that we're still a few years away from that.


Nevertheless, it's a novel concept, and it sure is interesting, despite the simple fact that it appears to be more for show than anything else, at least for now. It's therefore not too surprising to see e-tailers like Negri Electronics banking on its novel curvature in order to draw interest for a phone that wasn't meant to be had outside of South Korea. The folks over at Negri seem to disagree with that limitation, or actually envision that people will be willing fork out a whopping and that's for a backorder. This could indicate one of two things – either Negri managed to sell their batch of Galaxy Rounds rather quickly since their October 31 pre-order, or they never got them at all. Either way, while the price tag alone is an instant turn-off for most people, there are the rare individuals who like owning the newest, most hot tech on the market.


Speaking of options, Australian MobiCity has also apparently managed to kidnap some Galaxy Round units from their homeland, and are offering the device for but again – it's on backorder, though it also held a pre-sale, just like Negri Electronics.


Those are some not-nice-looking price tags, yet it's definitely better to have the option than not, right?


source: Negri Electronics, MobiCity via TheDroidGuy

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posted on 07 Nov 2013, 06:33

1. darthinvader (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Please correct "Bought" :I

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 11:25

14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4003; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I love the title of this article. "Curvy Samsung Galaxy Round can now be bought in the US, for a price"... Really?!? I am used to barter system & the term "price" is foreign to me.

Why buys things for a "price"? Money? Bananas? Trident Gum? lol

PhoneArena.com sometimes has the BEST titles to their articles. I really find them amusing.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 06:42 1

2. Miracles (Posts: 487; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Still a few years away. LOL

I say we are decades away still. Samsung been creating hype for nothin...its an idea at this point for "truly flexible" screens. Why put out ads...cuz when it actually comes out..they want to be first to say...."we thought of that first..decades ago...remember duh dah duha da". :D

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 12:03 1

18. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


This is not flexible. This is curved. Samsung makes flexinble too. And yes, they are best on display tecnology(the other korean company LG , too)
Your lovely Apple have nothing to do with displays. Apple will buy if the real tech companies are ready to sell them.
Round is not gimmick. Here I'll give you some of the advantages, that iMedia will never write about:
1- The arch of the phone fits to the arch of the palm, so the big phone curved feels smaller in the hand, than the same size flat one.
2-Easier to rich the corners of the screen, that come closer to the thumb.
3- Easyer for the pocket, than same same size big phones, because the edges don't pull out the pockets like the big flat phones. Much more pocketable , compare with same size (big)flat device..
4-Dropping "on screen" on the floor or ground , doesn't hit flat screen, but only the edges of the frame.- So, more unbreakable display.
5-Falling from high level, the aerodynamics forse the phone to fall mostly on the back.
6-According to Display Mate, Round has less reflective screen.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 14:16

19. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


7. Cooks your dinner because it's round.
8. The plastic looks like metal because it's round.
9. Touchwiz looks less crap because it's round and you can't actually see the display.
10. It can actually give you an erection...because it's round.
11. It makes Long1 look like a sammy plastic paid troll, because although it's by far the most gimmicky product ever, he comes with 6 total bull5ht!y reasons to buy this crap.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 14:48 1

21. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


WTF?
You iboy better give some arguments , why the 6 advantages are "bull5ht"??? Only with cheap, dumb sailor-"humor", you make fool of yourself.
Read again:
1- The arch of the phone fits to the arch of the palm, so the big phone curved feels smaller in the hand, than the same size flat one.
2-Easier to rich the corners of the screen, that come closer to the thumb.
3- Easyer for the pocket, than same same size big phones, because the edges don't pull out the pockets like the big flat phones. Curve follows the body curve. Much more pocketable , compare with same size (big)flat device..
4-Dropping "on screen" on the floor or ground , doesn't hit flat screen, but only the edges of the frame.- So, more unbreakable display.
5-Falling from high level, the aerodynamics force the phone to fall mostly on the back.
6-According to Display Mate, curved Round has less reflective screen. (check it out)

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 06:43 3

3. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


The 64 GB iPhone 5S is available here in India at almost the same price.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 08:06

9. sarb009 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Then what ? What iphone has to do with this phone ? both are very different

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 23:10

22. remtothemax (Posts: 233; Member since: 02 May 2012)


my guess would be they are pointing out the exorbitant price of the iphone in india, maybe. i'm just making a shot in the dark here.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 07:18 1

4. mr.techdude (Posts: 543; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Sammy is gonna become the next HTC cause if they make too many smart phones in one year then expect a loss like HTC, not saying its going to happen anytime soon but in the coming years or so it might.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 07:36 4

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I remember ppl. said this a few years back when Samsung TVs didn't sell that good. Look at where they are now! You ppl. seem to forget or not know that Samsung is almost a 100yo company so they know just well how to react tothe market. It's all about mid-range, wearables and foldables in the next few years, and they spend the most R&D on it of any company on the planet. They are only speeding up brah.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 08:36

10. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


though i hate you. but youre exactly right.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 11:49

17. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


HTC is dead for different reason. They try to make Apple-ish crap, without to have the army of zombies like Apple, to buy it.
The others OEM do the same, that's why Samsung will swallow them all .

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 14:20

20. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


What's more pathetic...the army of zombies of the rotten fruit...or the army of plastic trolls (aka "sammy" trolls) ?!

Now that is THE QUESTION.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 07:28 1

5. noler (Posts: 166; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


How much it costs to fix this crooked S4?

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 11:43

16. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


It's crooked Note 3(without s-pen) , you ignorant iboy.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 07:53

7. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


over a thousand dollars for this phone NO THANKS

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 08:04

8. Android4Ever (Posts: 86; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Fully flexible/bendable screens will be available by 2015...Sammy already announced that...

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 09:31 1

11. MEeee (Posts: 232; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Soon others will follow just like with phablets.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 09:34 2

12. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 202; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Where in there did it mention a price?

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 09:36 1

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6422; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Think I'll wait for their bendable phones.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 11:36

15. cripton805 (Posts: 920; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


This looks easier to break.

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