The Galaxy Round looks like a slightly bent version of the Galaxy Note 3 and both externally and internally they look alike, apart from the front curve. The Galaxy Round has a 5.7-inch OLED display, with Samsung’s new flexible design and a faux leather back.
Inside the Galaxy Round is a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 2800mAh battery, 13MP camera, storage options ranging from 16 to 64GB and Android Jelly Bean 4.3 with a slightly modified version of TouchWiz UI.
Samsung has added a few different features to TouchWiz, taking advantage of the new display, one of the first from Samsung to not be AMOLED. TouchWiz UI has never been a favorite of ours, simply because of the fact Samsung likes to add too much onto the system.
The claim to first spot may be a little overshadowed if something better comes from LG, set to announce their flexible smartphone sometime in the next month. We are not sure about the Galaxy Round, it feels like a device that serves no purpose.
When going to buy the device, which is only on SK Telecom in South Korea at the moment for $1,071 off contract, you really need to question is this worth the extra money or is the Galaxy Note 3 with the same specs and non-curved display a better investment.
We still have yet to test or check out the flexible display, it may be more comfortable, but from an early view it looks weird and irregular, making us wonder if there really is a use for flexible smartphones.