Samsung flexible display smartphone (Galaxy Round?)

Samsung’s first flexible display smartphone will soon be made official, but a first purported image showing the handset has been already leaked.

The press render above comes from well-known leaker @evleaks, a trusted source whose past mobile-related leaks have proven to be accurate.

Not many details are offered with the image above, but, if the image is indeed real, we finally have an idea of what Samsung’s flexible display smartphone will look like – and we’ll note that the phone in the picture above is nothing like the Youm concepts we’ve seen at CES 2013 (see image below)

Design-wise, it looks like this Galaxy handset will have the same Home button found in other flagship devices but also an USB 3.0 port, just like the Galaxy Note 3.

That said, we’ll remind you that just yesterday Samsung announced plans to unveil its first flexible display smartphone, with Galaxy Round being a rumored name for the device – a trademark for Galaxy Round has already been discovered. We’ll note that @evleaks doesn’t mention the name of the device, as you can see in the short tweet embedded above.

The flexible display of this smartphone is expected to be made of plastic, to measure 5.7 inches diagonally and to be just 0.12mm thick. As for its curvature, the display will apparently bend around a circle with a radius of 400mm.

A South Korean publication said yesterday that the phone will sell for around 1 million won in the country – or around $930 – referring to it as Galaxy Round.

Samsung Youm

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