It wasn’t too long ago that Samsung announced the Galaxy Round, making it the first smartphone with a curved display for 2013. The handset is based around the hardware specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, although the key difference would be its design (which is curved, obviously), and its battery size with is set at 2,800mAh versus the Galaxy Note 3’s 3,200mAh. We’re not sure what’s with the different battery size, but presumably the design of the Galaxy Round had something to do with it. In any case this also pales in comparison to LG’s own curved smartphone offering, the LG G Flex which features a rather respectable 3,500mAh battery, along with some pretty cool self-healing abilities.
Apparently this is possible thanks to a curved battery design used by LG that allowed them to fit in a larger battery, versus the Galaxy Round that apparently still uses a flat battery design, to that end there are reports suggesting that Samsung is currently gearing up to mass produce curved batteries which we can only assume will aid in batteries with larger capacities that could find its way into future curved devices by Samsung. At the moment the Galaxy Round is expected to see limited production, although it has since been released in the South Korean market. What do you guys think? Are curved devices the way of the future, or is it merely a gimmick?
|Key Specs||Galaxy Round|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 800, 4-core, 2.3 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $807|
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|Max. Total Storage Capacity||96 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy Round Full specs and details|