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The Samsung Galaxy Round, often touted as Industry's first "curved display "smartphone, is a mere prototype device. Yes, you heard it right! The device recently went on sale in South Korea, and should be not seen as finalized flexible display phone from the house of Samsung. The device is expensive at $1000(Rs.61,575), and will be sold in limited numbers in that country only.
Sources close to Sam Mobile, citing an inside source, claims that the device is a working prototype model aimed at testing flexible OLED displays. This is not the first time Samsung has come up with a working prototype model to test the market demand. Last week, when Samsung launched the Galaxy Round in South Korea, the device got mediocre responses from critics.
The phone simply turned out to be a curved variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It is also believed that Samsung was not ready to unveil the Galaxy Round immediately. The company has no plans to release Galaxy Round in any other territory expect South Korea.
Similar to the Galaxy Round, LG is also planning to unveil the supposed G Flex next month. The said device will be similar to Galaxy Round, and would have a 6-inch flexible display alongside curved body.
The Galaxy Round has a curved 5.7-inch Full HD display having 1080p resolution. Basically, it is similar to the recently launched Galaxy Note 3, but its 7.9mm thick and weighs 154grams. Further, the Galaxy Round has a 13-mega pixel rear facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash and a 2-mega pixel front facing camera.
Under the hood, as expected, the Galaxy Round has a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot). The makers have added a 2,880mAh Li Ion battery enough to run for long hours. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Click here to know more about Samsung Galaxy Round.
Want to know more about LG G Flex - an upcoming flexible handset? Read here to know more LGG Flex.
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