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Samsung Launches World’s First Smartphone With Curved Screen

by Caroline Vutagwa
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The wait is now over, Samsung electronics has today unveiled its Galaxy Round, the world’s  first smartphone with a curved screen,.

This smartphone comes with a 5.7 inch, Full Super AMOLED display and is slightly below 8mm in thickness and weighs 154 grams. It has a more comfortable grip and at the back of the phone it shows that it is LTE-A compatible.

The Galaxy Round, the company says, is Samsung’s attempt to gauge consumer appetite for curved phones.

The effect of the curve on the phone’s functionality is yet to be established because all the company says that it is just different, however, they say it has the ‘roll effect’. In that when the phone is on stand-by the user can tap th edge of the curved phone and the device is activated with that slight roll.

“It’s a step forward for having unbreakable gadgets and flexible devices eventually. But for now, the new phone is more of a symbolic product,” said Hana Daetoo Securities analyst Nam Dae-jong.

He also said that Samsung did not yet have capacity for large-scale production of curved touch-screens for the new Galaxy Round.

“I don’t think it’ll be massively compelling enough for gadget buyers as the curved display doesn’t come with many unique features,” he added.

The price is not yet confirmed but as of now it is only available in South Korea

Well, we are yet to find out if people would like the phone or if its just a disappointment, however, how a person can buy this phone just because of the slight curve or the ‘roll effect’ would be a bothering question.

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