First hands-on video with the Galaxy Round, shown next to Note 3

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 9, 2013

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Samsung’s latest round (I had to do it) in the smartphone wars is the world’s first device with a flexible display, the Galaxy Round.

Sharing most of the specifications of the Galaxy Note 3, the Round shocks through it’s unusual concave profile, a daring, yet potentially misguided attempt to challenge the canon that says touchscreens should be flat.

It remains to be seen whether the Round will turn out a road opener like the first Note or just a novelty that critics will pan and buyers will ignore. The device is going on sale this week in its native South Korea, but Samsung hasn’t revealed if the curvaceous phone will ever make it to international markets. That means it may be a while until we get to try the Galaxy Round hands-on. The next best thing is a good hands-on video, and this is the first we’ve come across.

Check out this post for more details on the crazy Galaxy Round, and stay tuned as we dig out more info.

  • mike

    Samsung. Because we can…

  • Michael Muyunda

    dafaq was the ending part.

    • Impheatus

      The battery.

  • dleyland

    Looks like it was left in a car on a very hot day.

  • Jaun Lombard

    Now this video explains a lot…the phone wont wobble when on its back because most of it is flat. I actually think it will give a very good viewing angle when looking straight at it…PLUS is the OLED on this phone better than the AMOLED on the Note 3?

    I actually thing that this is a good phone…Just look at the spec!

    • jaun’s dad

      wow, it’s like you’ve actually seen this phone in person. you think its a good phone bcuz u know the specs? you think it has a better screen than the note3? this thing will wobble. how can the viewing angle be better if it’s longitudinally curved.

      • MasterMuffin

        What? He ASKED if the screen is better and said that he THINKS that the viewing angle is better WHEN looking straight at it. And the specs are also great, so what’s your problem?

      • Abdel Aziz Farhi

        Well he thinks, he didn’t say he knows .. On the specs side this phone is a beast, has more than enough power under the hood to run anything out there on the play store atm.

  • Northern Dude

    Curved display, the new 3D.

  • Reezo

    How to make a new smartphone according to Samsung: Use S4 as a template, change specs, add flexible display, give it a stupid name like “Round”.

    • MasterMuffin

      *note 3 :)

  • EvenInTheDarkestHour

    And…there you go.

  • DMario

    This phone is their test-bed and learning curve. It’s purpose is probably to test the market and get their manufacturing division up to speed on making curved phones. They know they won’t sell a whole lot, but they have to learn these new manufacturing techniques and solve the problems before introducing a flagship device.

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  • Abdel Aziz Farhi

    Doesn’t make much sens. A curved display is noticeable on big screens such as TV and Computer monitors since it gives this round effect and prevents the screen from causing occlusion effects. On a smart phone it doesn’t make much difference. the curved back will make the device move constantly on a flat surface.