Samsung’s Galaxy Round is just a prototype, not a mass market device

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Perhaps you are still in shock over the Galaxy Round’s $1000 price. You need not be. The Galaxy Round, Samsung’s curved smartphone and the first of its kind, is not meant to be a mass market device. It is simply a prototype. Samsung is testing its curved OLED displays using this device for a possible mass rollout in the near future.

The device being a prototype explains much about the hefty price tag since you get to test the latest off the pan technology while still helping it get better. That obviously means that the Galaxy Round will remain a strictly home (Korean) affair and we won’t see the device elsewhere.


It is not the first time that Samsung announced a device that is not meant for the masses but just for testing purposes since we previously had the likes of the Galaxy S II HD LTE and several other models that were being used to test the AMOLED and full HD AMOLED displays that we currently enjoy on high end Samsung devices.


 

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  1. […] A more recent device from Samsung, released in October 2013, only in South Korea. The Galaxy Round is a smart phone that had a curved body and display (not curved in the way that the recent S6/S7 Edge devices are curved, but in a more bizarre way). Specs include a 5.7″ curved 1080P AMOLED display, Snapdragon 800 soc, 13MP Camera, 3GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (expandable) and a 2800mAh battery. The Galaxy Round ran on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and despite having such an impressive spec-sheet (for that time), we never saw it sell in other markets. […]

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