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First image of the Samsung Galaxy Round curved smartphone leaks

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First image of the Samsung Galaxy Round curved smartphone leaks
The last couple days has been a buzz about flexible displays, because after an incredibly long time where all we heard was "the flexible displays are coming", the message has finally shifted to "they're almost here!" We learned that LG has been working on flexible components, like batteries, to go along with new curved displays, and the rumor put Samsung announcing its new curved glass smartphone this week.

An FCC filing has put the name of Samsung's new line of flexible glass devices as the Galaxy Round, and now @evleaks has released what look like the first two images of the upcoming curved display device from Samsung. The images show a device that looks like it is bound for the South Korean market, based not only on the Korean text, but the LTE-Advanced branding on the back. It also includes the same fake stitching that we saw on the new Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 (2014 edition). 

Of course, the big news here is the curved display. It looks to have a fairly pronounced curve, and unlike some concepts we've seen which used the curve to wrap the screen around the side, this first one looks like it is just aiming for ergonomics during the rare times that you're actually using your smartphone as a phone. The curve should make it more comfortable against your face. This is just the first flexible display device, so the more innovative designs are likely still in the works. 


source: @evleaks via The Verge

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posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:05 12

2. clevername (Posts: 1427; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I cant imagine how a vertical curve would hug your face comfortably. also... what's the point of a flexible display if its fixed in a curved non-flexible shell? isn't that just the same as curved, but fixed glass (a la galaxy nexus)? and will the display be as scratch resistant and durable as todays gorilla glass, while providing just as vivid of an experience?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 18:03 5

15. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 338; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


I don't see a real advantage in having a curved display yet. It might fit better into your pockets if you placed it with the display towards your legs but thats it. But one big advantage of using flexible displays is that they are really sturdy and much thinner than ordinary displays. Therefore, these displays could lead to thinner and sturdier devices even if not used in a curved shape.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 21:04

34. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


'Rocking' phone maybe?
Place a baby on the phone facing up and you can rock it all the way.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 18:25

20. vincelongman (Posts: 936; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Right now, the only real benefit of flexible screens is that they won't shatter.
They still need something to protect them from scratches, e.g. gorilla glass...
The benefit is if you drop it, only the gorilla glass could shatter. Meaning it would only cost you $5-20 to repair (gorilla glass only costs OEM about $3, but consumers will obviously have to pay more).

Other than that its as gimmicky those curved TVs.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 18:30 1

23. tacarat (Posts: 115; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


I possibly see glare reduction as a perk (or focusing a laser on your brain). Other than that, the shape would help prevent a full face first landing. If they reversed it, then we could have nice forearm phones. Name a generic sci-fi movie! >.>

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:14 9

3. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


True gimmick.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:19 2

9. KParks23 (Posts: 443; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Can u imagine trying to watch videos on this pos! I just dont get it!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:15 3

4. AnukulVcool (Posts: 116; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


what a senseless and useless show-off of a bendable dispaly. I would laugh on anyone having it

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:17 6

5. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 884; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


ha lg went other way with curve screen.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:18 6

6. rawbow (Posts: 406; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


this is the worst possible way to make use of flex screens...i mean first gear now this. Samsung is good with hardware...gotta give it to them, but when it comes to end product....i mean lol

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:28 4

11. rd_nest (Posts: 683; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Exactly the reason they are the only corporate in Android making close to 10b profit, largest smartphone manufacturer by a huge margin and making more than they could possibly count.
They definitely don't know how to make a end product.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 19:21 3

27. rawbow (Posts: 406; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


nice sales pitch, but my money's gonna go where its worth it...dont be part of a herd buddy ;)

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:19 10

8. uchihakurtz (Posts: 208; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I see no use of bending a phone this way

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:30 3

12. remtothemax (Posts: 209; Member since: 02 May 2012)


that is the point of samsung, generally. just like the mega. why would anyone want a 6.3" phone? i mean, that is how we ended up with the phablet. samsung released the note and everyone was like wtf? and then it turns out everyone loved it. this looks crazy, but maybe it will work. or maybe it will just be a samsung galaxy mega and they won't make another one.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:22 1

10. MistB (Posts: 550; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Like what the hell is this supposed to be?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:50 3

13. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Samsung must love throwing money away......
Honestly Samsung made this phone just cause they want to be the first OEM to release a curved screen...
I understand that this could be better for putting it on your pocket or touching all corners but Watching videos would be a terrible experience imo......

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 18:11

17. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Samsung could sit and do nothing or release product like crazy. Ultimately Samsung could torch billions of dollars. What business is it mine or yours? As a consumer you have the choice to support them or not support them. I decided not to choose them because they make new hardware first and upgrade later. Your loyal customers should be attended to first.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 18:01 4

14. Malki (Posts: 43; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


I hope this image is fake....

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 18:27 2

21. vincelongman (Posts: 936; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Same, it looks very very rushed

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 23:06

43. amats69 (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


it is official..i read it on gsmarena

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 18:08 3

16. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Well I guess it's a bad thing for me to say that I actually like this design...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 18:14 3

18. Diego! (Posts: 500; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


WTF??? The prototype they showed earlier in the year was way better than this. I hope this is not the final product. It's really ugly!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 23:04

42. amats69 (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


it s the final product! its official

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 18:18

19. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Samsung has been successful capturing the market as a whole by diving into niche areas, but this really serves no practical advantage whatsoever for any corner of the market. Why would they spend the time and resources to come up with this? It might have been complicated to engineer, but won't pass as engineering marvel to anyone outside the industry. Utility factor-nil, cool factor-nil, pointless endeavor-absolutely.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 18:27

22. mafflambo (Posts: 17; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


If I can't fold the phone and make it fit in my pocket,
then it doesn't make sense to me !!!!!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 19:03

26. techaman (unregistered)


its ok its not like there gonna release it in america. but what a waste of tech and money its not even that curved,

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 19:34

29. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


So it's like the Nexus S, but the bend is in the other direction. Not really how I imagined flexible screens being used.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 20:15 1

31. Vireak (unregistered)


I don't like it.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 20:22

32. AfterShock (Posts: 2073; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That may work for some however it does nadda for me.
I hated early curved back iphones as they were as stable as a over turned turtle, as were others with curved backs.

This would drive me straight into therapy.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 20:54

33. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)


LMAO.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 21:17

35. kanagadeepan (Posts: 634; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


So NO gorilla glass protection now... Right

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 22:14

37. amats69 (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Is this a joke Samsung?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 22:16

39. R-vjn (Posts: 161; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


seriously, this is what they wanted to do with the curved flexible display???
Gosh, whats the point then. Fixed curve spoils the fun in at all there are any.
If these are the kinf od phones coming then, gosh... ''NOT INTERESTED''

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 22:20

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


Give it a chance haters!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 22:34

41. makio9 (Posts: 47; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


I knew it was going to be this crap.

New flexible displays...bend and fold your phone pictures were shown.

Um, wait a minute, what about the rest of the phone? Oh yeah, it doesn't move still!

So we'll just put a slight curve in the screen and act like this is amazing? OK!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 23:08

44. amats69 (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


this ugly curved phone price at approximately $1,014??da fuq!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 23:13

45. MEeee (Posts: 213; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Typical comments from iDiots when Samsung announced their first phablets.

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