First unboxing video of Galaxy Round shows elongated battery

October 15, 2013
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After many rumors, the Galaxy Round launched with great fanfare, but the public’s reaction to the world’s first curved screen phone hasn’t been that enthusiastic. Regardless of how you feel about it though, the Round is just a first step down the road that will eventually take us to the wonderful world of flexible displays.

But to achieve mode radical designs, manufacturers need to rethink other crucial components besides the displays, including batteries. LG already showed us the curved battery that will power the upcoming G Flex curved phone, but how did Samsung fit the battery in the slightly curved Galaxy Round? It turns out Samsung took the easy way out and simply used an elongated battery that fits inside the Galaxy Round without having to be curved, as you can see in this unboxing video from UnderKG.

The Galaxy Round is now available in South Korea from SK Telecom, selling for a pricey 1.09 million won ($1,015), slightly more than the  1 million won ($940) price tag of the Galaxy Note 3. No news yet on when, if ever, the Round will be available outside its home market.

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