Galaxy Round trademark granted by USPTO, indicating a new Samsung line of flexible display gear

Galaxy Round trademark granted by USPTO, indicating a new Samsung line of flexible display gear
We told you earlier about Korean media chatter that Samsung's first phone with flexible display might be called Galaxy Round, and be announced as soon as this week. Well, it seems to indeed be the case, as observant folks have spotted how Samsung just called dibs on the Galaxy Round title with our own United States Patent and Trademark Office last week.

Dated September 30th, the trademark grant includes the usual laundry list of software and hardware it might be applied to that such broad claims do, with "Tablet Computers; Telephones" mentioned at the end of that list, so Round might indeed be the name of a new Galaxy line that uses display substrates made of plastic instead of glass, making them way more durable, and allowing some interesting shape-shifting shenanigans.

Rumored specs for the Galaxy Round handset are a 5.7" AMOLED display, quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 MP camera and Android 4.3, plus eventually an S Pen stylus. Moreover, will LG's 6" flexible display phone will be curved top to bottom, sources confirmed for Reuters that Samsung Galaxy Round would be curved side to side, like the YOUM prototype we saw back at CES this year.
 
Input Field
Entered
SERIAL NUMBER86078164
MARK INFORMATION
*MARKSAMSUNG GALAXY ROUND
STANDARD CHARACTERSYES
USPTO-GENERATED IMAGEYES
LITERAL ELEMENTSAMSUNG GALAXY ROUND
MARK STATEMENTThe mark consists of standard characters, without claim to any particular font, style, size, or color.
REGISTERPrincipal
APPLICANT INFORMATION
*OWNER OF MARKSAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
*STREET129, Samsung-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si
*CITYGyeonggi-do
*COUNTRYKorea, South

source: USPTO via Galaxyclub.nlJasonCox (Weibo) & Reuters

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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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10 Comments

1. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Now this is Innovation Camera is not Enough :D

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

If it is the new version of Note3, then im in :D P.S: I don't like the name! Round?!

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Specs are also cool with the name. Why stylus is needed for 4.7"?

9. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I read in the article 5.7" AMOLED.

6. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

this is not innovation. This is just plain insanity, you have turn you phone to the side to touch the icons on the side. The UI does not complement this design at all. That's what you get with kissing google's ar*# too much. Wake up samsung and do something with this design.

8. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

whats with all this design bollox, 98% keep their in a case so who care. Lets improve the technology, leave the fashion whores to the iphone

7. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

and 5 years from now when apple has a flexible display apple will claim they invented it before samsung

10. steedsofwar unregistered

I see next to no significant benefit for curved displays. Curved being different to flexible/foldable. Smooth, durable and scratchproof plastic displays are great though. Glass is boring me. I hope there's one with a matt finish to touch but clear as glass.

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