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

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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
MARK STATEMENTThe mark consists of standard characters, without claim to any particular font, style, size, or color.
*STREET129, Samsung-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si
*COUNTRYKorea, South

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

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posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:10 7

1. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)

Now this is Innovation
Camera is not Enough :D

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:17

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:21 1

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:56 2

9. Lauticol (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

I read in the article 5.7" AMOLED.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 06:33 2

6. sks1969 (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Mar 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.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:45 2

8. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 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

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:12 7

7. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

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

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:08

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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