Samsung Galaxy Round is a prototype, will have limited production

Samsung Galaxy Round is a prototype, will have limited production
When it was first unveiled, there were those who said that the Samsung Galaxy Round curved smartphone was nothing more than a prototype, a proof-of-concept, rather than a device that would be aimed at the general public. That theory always struck us as a reasonable one (and one that we tend to apply to the Samsung Galaxy Gear as well).

A new report is saying that the Galaxy Round is indeed a prototype device, and it will have limited availability even in Samsung's home of South Korea. According to SamMobile, Samsung is following the same path it did with the SCH-W850, which was used to test the first AMOLED displays, and the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE, which was produced in limited quantities in order to test HD AMOLED. 

Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy Round is a product designed to test out the new flexible OLED displays, which are still something of a novelty. Even the first two flexible display devices from Samsung and LG can't agree on which direction the display should be curved, so there is clearly work to do in figuring out how to best use this new technology. 

source: SamMobile

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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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26 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Are you serious SAMSUNG??

2. SleepingOz unregistered

Read the whole article before posting useless comments.

17. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Kid you are a helluva fanboy..

18. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

and you're a helluva fa*g*t boy..

19. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

i don't see how that term is applicable to anything here or anywhere really

25. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

now you see it..

20. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

LOL another kid.. NVM

3. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Well, this is nothing new. Google sells its google glass with high price tage as a prototype too. This also allows them to claim first to release.

8. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Google released the glass prototype not to claim that it had first released but to test the actual use and potential of the device.

16. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The prototype is mainly for developers. Its like the occulous rift. It works but its not ready for your average consumer.

22. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Which is exactly what... samsung... is.. doing. Or did you not read the article?

4. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Smart move. I don't think any one would want the round other than the hardcore show-offs.

6. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Don't be suprised about Koreans. People there love weird stuffs. My ex was one of them...

7. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Maybe Galaxy Round should be more weird just like its name says. Make it round like a soda can with 360 degree screen. It's gimmicky, but they will be able to claim the first to have 360 round screen too. Who knows? maybe people will like talking to a soda can phone.

21. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

yeah, because all Koreans are exactly like your weird ex... /s wtf? where's the dislike button when you really need it

5. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Glad to hear that, it is a good news for the consumers that Samsung is not planning to sell this "curved display" as useless grimmicks to consumers but for testing purpose. Hope the real one doesn't dissappoint us.....

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

Call me crazy, but I bet this phone will sell out quickly & the people will demand more. Seriously.

10. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

crazy

11. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Yeah you’re crazy, because “Curve phone with non flexible body” like galaxy round is one of the most useless gimmick in mobile phone history.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's perfectly fine. I said call me crazy because it does sound crazy. Just realize that whether or not this is a gimmick, this phone will sell. Three reasons: 1) It's Samsung & it's only being released in their home country where they eat up anything Samsung. 2) Others around the world will want to get their hands on it. 3) It's a limited run, so people will see it selling out quickly & think it's the hottest thing around. This is why Samsung sells the most phones worldwide. I assure you this will not end up being the only phone of this type they end up making. You'll see.

15. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

you're still crazy, or maybe a mindless fanboy :P

24. g2a5b0e unregistered

Definitely not a mindless fanboy. Crazy? Sure.

23. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! AND WRONG AGAIN!

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

To further my point, look at this list. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S4-sales-slumped-to-5-million-units-in-August-still-topped-the-ranks_id48345 The S3 is the 7th highest selling device in the world 15 months after it was released. Where are this year's Sony flagships on this list? HTC's? Motorola's? LG's? Samsung has multiple devices from last year on this list & other top OEMs don't even have their flagship devices from this year on there. Samsung devices have legs. This phone will sell. Guaranteed.

12. JS132

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

I don't know why everyone seems to hate this phone, I would love to get my hands on one. The curved display on the Galaxy Nexus made it one of my favorite phones, this one looks just as good.

26. Champion

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

A prototype with a beast specification?

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