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

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

People sure had high hopes for thecurvy SamsungGalaxy Round, though Sammy's new boy made it obvious that a trulyflexible experience (straight out of a sci-fi flick) is out of thescope of possibilities it brought to the table. In fact, it wouldappear 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 appearsto be more for show than anything else, at least for now. It'stherefore not too surprising to see e-tailers like Negri Electronicsbanking on its novel curvature in order to draw interest for aphone that wasn't meant to be had outside of South Korea. Thefolks over at Negri seem to disagree with that limitation, oractually envision that people will be willing fork out a whopping and that's for a backorder. This could indicate one of twothings – either Negri managed to sell their batch of Galaxy Roundsrather quickly since their October 31 pre-order, or they never gotthem at all. Either way, while the price tag alone is an instantturn-off for most people, there are the rare individuals who likeowning the newest, most hot tech on the market.



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



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



source: Negri Electronics, MobiCityvia TheDroidGuy

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Galaxy Round
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(16h talk time)

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22 Comments

1. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Please correct "Bought" :I

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

2. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 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

18. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 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.

19. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

21. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 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)

3. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

9. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

22. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 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.

4. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

10. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

though i hate you. but youre exactly right.

17. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 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 .

20. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

5. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

How much it costs to fix this crooked S4?

16. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

7. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

over a thousand dollars for this phone NO THANKS

8. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

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

11. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Soon others will follow just like with phablets.

12. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Where in there did it mention a price?

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Think I'll wait for their bendable phones.

15. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

This looks easier to break.

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