After a flood of rumours, Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Round: the world’s first smartphone to eschew a flat display in favour of a horizontal concave curve.
Running Android 4.3 with its own proprietary Touch Wiz interface, the Galaxy Round comes powered by a 2.3GHz MSM 8974 quad-core processor – with 32GB of internal storage and 3MB of RAM – and sports a 5.7″ 1080p HD display and weighs in at just 5.4 ounces with a slim 0.3″ thick profile. Like the S4 and Note 3, the Galaxy round features a 13MP camera with autofocus and flash in addition to a 2MP forward-facing camera. Highlighted by the design are brand new “roll” and “gravity” effects that expand gesturing by allowing users to access glance and music-centric screens with a rock of the device. Samsung’s Galaxy Round is set to first launch in Korea before making its way to additional markets.
Samsung‘s latest commercial for the Galaxy Gear, which recently aired during week 5 of the NFL season, takes viewers on a nostalgic journey through the most iconic wrist-worn devices featured on the big-screen and television. With devices from The Jetsons, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Knight Rider, Predator and Star Trek to name but a few making an appearance, the promo concludes with a 360-degree look at Samsung’s latest innovation and a tagline that reads ”it’s finally real.” Check out the commercial below featuring scenes from films and TV series that inspired the Galaxy Gear “evolution.”