Samsung has formally announced the much rumored Galaxy Round smartphone with a flexible HD Super AMOLED display panel. The smartphone will launch in Korea on October 10, with no word on its availability elsewhere. As rumors have indicated in the past, this might remain an exclusive to the region as Samsung has only recently begun mass production of its flexible display panels. The Galaxy Round features a gargantuan specs sheet, bearing close resemblance to the Galaxy Note 3 hardware.
The smartphone comes with a 5.7 inch flexible 1080p display panel, a 13MP camera on the back, 2MP front camera, a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage accompanied by a microSD card slot, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a 2,800 mAh battery. The smartphone will be available in a Luxury Brown color variant.
Given the design of the smartphone, Samsung has decided to bundle in a couple of handy gesture features like Roll Effect, Gravity Effect and the Bounce UX. Roll effect basically allows users to get a quick glance at the battery percentage or the time, date etc by simply tilting the handset to either sides, as shown in the video below. Gravity Effect functions similarly and lets users control UI elements with similar gestures. Bounce UX gives users the ability to switch between music tracks with a left tilt or right tilt. It would be a shame to see the Galaxy Round remain a Korean exclusive as it would do wonders in global markets. Let’s hope Samsung makes an announcement soon.
Source: Samsung Tomorrow
Via: Android Community