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Samsung Galaxy Round vs Galaxy Note 3 size comparison: those curves come thin

Samsung Galaxy Round vs Galaxy Note 3 size comparison: those curves come thin
"Real women have curves," says one Dove commercial, and Samsung seems to transition that slogan to the phone industry with the newly announced Galaxy Round. That's precisely what the uninitiated will see in it - a handset that for some reason comes curved. Besides the Roll and Gravity effect shenanigans, Samsung hasn't given much thought how to utilize best the curved aspect of the display, but it's the screen tech itself that is groundbreaking here, and more uses for it are bound to come down the road.

The Galaxy Round uses Samsung's freshly announced 5.7" flexible AMOLED display, which is the thinnest and lightest panel ever to grace a handset, at just 0.12mm and 5.4 grams. This is one of the huge advantages of those OLED screens with plastic substrates, and we hope that the shaved-off weight and thickness will bring more compact handsets, or more place for added components in today's dimensions, which are already rather thin anyway.

That seems to be the case with the Galaxy Round, as the first phone with flexible OLED. Despite sharing almost identical size and specs with the Galaxy Note 3, it is sub-8mm thin and much lighter than the third Note edition - those 5.43 oz (154 g) are a remarkable achievement for a 5.7" handset no matter how you slice it. As for the promised higher durability of the plastic substrate screen, we'd have to see some drop tests first. We are currently probing Samsung to check whether the protective layer is plastic, like the substrate, Gorilla, or maybe even flexible Willow Glass, and will get back if any further comes our way.

Samsung Galaxy Round vs Galaxy Note 3 size comparison: those curves come thin

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posted on 09 Oct 2013, 05:28 11

1. Finest (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


Expectations "Flexible"
Reality "Curved"
*Epic Face Palm*

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 05:36 26

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2123; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Educated expectations: flexible display on non-flexible device making it much sturdier, thinner, lighter, more efficient and less reflective over normal heavy, thick and fragile glass-covered screen
Reality: 0.12mm, 5.4g

Uneducated Expectations: flexible device!!!
Reality: epic face palm you absolute tool

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 06:31 6

3. Volcra (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Well done to you sir +1
we need more educated people like you around!

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 06:33 6

4. vincelongman (Posts: 1127; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yea, people are excepting too much.
There will be flexible devices, but that's after they figure how to make the rest flexible.

For now the main benefit in my opinions is:
Cost of fixing G Round/G Flex after drop: $5-20
Cost of fixing other smartphone after drop: ~$100-200

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 07:13 5

7. shuaibhere (Posts: 1361; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


you nailed it..

if there is a option to give infinite likes...i'll give 10000 likes atleast...

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 09:15

10. syedej123 (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Exactly u said it :)

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 13:16 1

13. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


More like setting the bar low to begin with.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 06:35 9

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2579; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


For me curved Note is nicer & cuter than original Note III.

Some people are so dumb to think that flexible displays means flexible devices. God save me.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 06:46

6. papss (unregistered)


They need a new name other than flexible displays.
I just purchased the note 3 and kind of partial to it now. The curved one looks silly and I'd prefer a straight screen to look at. Right now.... flexible is not going to be used in a way that I care about

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 08:57 2

8. tedkord (Posts: 4632; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I can think of one possible benefit to this phone shape - it will better confirm to the shape of your leg in a pants pocket. Of course, unless you put it in screen facing out.

Other than that, I just don't understand the design.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 09:04 1

9. AustinPaul (Posts: 29; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Yep - the in-the-pocket aspect is appealing to me. I had already expected to get a Note 3 after my S3, but would go with this if all else is equal or better.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 09:51 1

11. Diego! (Posts: 504; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I'd rather get the NOTE 3 instead of the Galaxy Round. It brings the S-pen :D

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 09:54 1

12. shaheer7 (Posts: 22; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I think note 3 is far better than galaxy round.. note 3 comes with a stylus. :)

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 00:07

14. verty (Posts: 105; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Presently I so much prefer the curved note 2 myself. May not upgrade till a curvy 4 comes out (just kidding)

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