The first smartphone that features a curved display, the Galaxy Round, was announced on the 8th of October in Korea and is of today, available in stores in luxury brown and will be available in more colors soon.
The Galaxy Round is sleek, thin and its equipped with a 5.7” Full HD Super AMOLED flexible screen, at only 7.9mm thick and weighing at about 154g it offers a comfortable feel to the user as well as exclusive experiences provided by the curved display.
Given the exclusive curved design, users can now take advantage of certain experiences like the Roll Effect, which you can see in the video below, that enables the user to check several useful informations such as missed calls and battery status when the screen is off, or like the Gravity Effect, which creates visual interaction with the screen by tilting the device.
In order to interact with your music, Bounce UX enables users to control the music, when the screen is off, a short press on the left of the device will play the previous track while a shorta press on the right will play the next track.
Regarding pictures and videos the Side Mirror feature will allow users to gain access to a list of the album content with left and right tilt.
Since the Galaxy Round has a 5.7” inch screen One-Hand Operation features were provided in order to bring the user’s most desired controls closer to a preferred side of the screen, which has also been seen in the Note 3. The same multitasking capabilities of the Note 3 can also be used in the Galaxy Round, allowing users to run simultaneous instances of the same application or easily share content between applications.
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