Galaxy Round claimed a prototype with limited release

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It has long been known that both Samsung and LG were hard at work developing curved displays for smartphone devices, after first being seen on big screen TVs. Now it is being claimed that the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Round is simply a prototype and will see a limited release.

Samsung officially announced its Galaxy Round smartphone earlier this month, which brought a number of specifications from the Galaxy Note 3 to a handset with a curved display. The handset won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it seems many of us won’t be able to get access to one anyway.

It is being claimed by SamMobile that an insider has told them that Samsung is only going to manufacture the device in small quantities, and even claimed that it is actually a prototype. This was to test out curved displays and will be similar to the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE and the SCH-W850.

These were produced by the company to test out AMOLED and HD AMOLED displays before they were used more widely, and this could explain the high asking price for the Samsung Galaxy Round. The device may not see the light of day outside of the company’s home country South Korea, but this rumour has to be taken with the usual pinch of salt.

Although it does remain to be seen how many people would actually purchase such a handset with many feeling the curved display is a little weird.

Do you like the look of the Samsung Galaxy Round?

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6 thoughts on “Galaxy Round claimed a prototype with limited release”

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    Waffler says:

    I haven’t much desire for this, particular, usage of “curved displays”. It’s an interesting concept, sure; but, on the same hand, it isn’t something that I’d consider “practical implementation of the technology”. If anything, that prototype that was shown at their press conference in January (where the sides extend down and out) seemed *slightly* more practical. In that sense, while it’s in a case – you’ll be able to receive notifications. This usage just seems to be a gimmick, rather than something you’d use on a day to day basis.

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        Waffler says:

        To be fair, most companies do exactly the same thing (including, but not limited to: Apple). Due to the fact that mobile hardware has reached its climax (to a degree), there’s not much there to entice customers with. Apple decided to put out a 64-bit mobile processor (manufactured by Samsung) – due to the lack of RAM in the 5s, this is a “gimmick”. The only positive side to it is that iOS will, soon, have mostly 64-bit applications. This means, once Apple *does* release a phone with enough RAM for 64-bit to be useful – it’ll be prepared. The 5S isn’t “futureproof” on its own, but it does pave the way for future iPhones/iDevices.

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