Over the past couple of weeks there was a lot of speculation about Samsung releasing a smartphone with a curved display. Earlier this week we saw a picture of said smartphone leak online, before the company officially announced it as the Samsung Galaxy Round. The company hasn’t said when this smartphone will make its way over to the U.S., we expected that it will first release it in its native South Korea, and that’s exactly what its going to do later this week. Samsung Galaxy Round goes on sale in South Korea this week for around 1,089,000 won, which translates into approximately US$1000.
It remains to be seen if Galaxy Round will carry this price over to the U.S., if and when it launches here. Given the fact that this smartphone has a 5.7 inch full HD curved Super Flexible AMOLED display, its not like Samsung would have priced it relative to the usual crop of smartphones. Apart from the curved display, which is without a doubt its selling point, the Galaxy Round has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a 2,800mAh battery, microSD card slot, Android 4.3 and a lot more. Galaxy Round will soon have a competitor in the curved display arena, LG is reportedly prepping its own smartphone with a flexible display, renders of which were leaked just yesterday.
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