Samsung has announced its first smartphone with a curved display, called the Galaxy Round. The device has a slightly rounded 5.7-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED screen in a 7.9mm-thick case, with the weight being 154 grams. Samsung claims the curved design of the phone offers a very comfortable grip, plus some unique features. One is the Roll Effect, which lets users check info such as data, time, missed calls and battery status when the home screen is off. Another is the Gravity Effect, which creates a visual interaction with the screen when the device is tilted.
Other specs include a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage memory, a 13-megapixel rear camera (plus a 2-megapixel shooter on the front) and a 2,800mAh battery.
The device will become available in Korea in Luxury Brown color; Samsung has not revealed the launch date or pricing for other markets, but it did say more colors will be available soon.