First image of the Samsung Galaxy Round curved smartphone leaks

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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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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45 Comments

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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?

15. HansGoneInsane unregistered

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.

34. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

23. tacarat

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 22, 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! >.>

3. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

True gimmick.

9. KParks23

Posts: 719; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

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

4. AnukulVcool unregistered

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

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

ha lg went other way with curve screen.

6. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 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

11. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

27. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

8. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I see no use of bending a phone this way

12. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 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.

10. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Like what the hell is this supposed to be?

13. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 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......

17. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

14. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

I hope this image is fake....

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same, it looks very very rushed

43. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

it is official..i read it on gsmarena

16. HASHTAG unregistered

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

18. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 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!

42. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

it s the final product! its official

19. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 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.

22. mafflambo

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

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,

29. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

31. Vireak unregistered

I don't like it.

32. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

33. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

LMAO.

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