“Whereas Apple sticks to a core device design and ideal, Samsung creates as many different device designs as possible, from flip phones named after Irish alcohol, to phablets that are only fractions of an inch smaller than a traditional seven-inch tablet,” James Plafke reports for ExtremeTech. “Now, Samsung has unveiled the first smartphone with a curved screen, the Galaxy Round, confirming that there’s no reason to put a slight curve in a smartphone display.”

“While a too-long-to-invoke lock screen and changing between music tracks on your phone instead of with your headphone controls certainly aren’t the world-shattering curved display features we’ve been waiting for, the Round could perhaps act as a stepping stone toward actually useful mobile devices with curved displays,” Plafke reports. “It could also one day lead toward truly flexible mobile displays. The current naming of the Round, though, is a little misleading, as the curvature is so shallow that it’d take about 300 of the devices to arrange a circle. We hope if Samsung figures it all out, it continues with the grocery store meat naming conventions, and we’ll soon be writing about the Galaxy Ground Round, then the budget friendly Galaxy Ground Chuck.”

Samsung Galaxy Round phone in "Luxury Brown" (US$1015)

Samsung Galaxy Round phone in “Luxury Brown” (SRP: US$1015)

 
Plafke reports, “The Galaxy Round will be releasing in the ‘Luxury Brown’ color on October 10 in South Korea, for the ludicrous price of [US]$1,015.”

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MacDailyNews Take: “Luxury Brown?” Zunetastic!

At Samsung, if you throw enough shit against a wall, you end up with a shitty wall.