Samsung Galaxy Round is a prototype, will have limited production
posted by Michael H. / Oct 16, 2013, 9:55 AM
Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE, which was produced in limited quantities in order to test HD AMOLED.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
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.
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Are you serious SAMSUNG??
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 9:58 AM 5
Read the whole article before posting useless comments.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 10:04 AM 25
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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.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 10:04 AM 1
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Google released the glass prototype not to claim that it had first released but to test the actual use and potential of the device.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 10:50 AM 10
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Smart move. I don't think any one would want the round other than the hardcore show-offs.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 10:11 AM 0
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Don't be suprised about Koreans. People there love weird stuffs. My ex was one of them...
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 10:32 AM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 10:45 AM 1
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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.....
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 10:23 AM 2
Call me crazy, but I bet this phone will sell out quickly & the people will demand more. Seriously.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 11:02 AM 2
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.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 11:24 AM 3
To further my point, look at this list. http://www.phonearena.com/news
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.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 11:51 AM 3
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