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No, that’s not a Samsung Galaxy series phone left in the sun too long and gone ‘funny’ it’s apparently the Samsung SM-G910S a device that is being aimed at the Korean market only at this stage only device that’s due to be announced soon.

Noted leaker @evleaks, this morning posted two pictures of the device, which appears to be the first in the line of curved displays that both LG and Samsung are rumoured to be launching in the coming weeks.

The direction of the curve is a strange one, with most people thinking the curve would come in the horizontal rather than the vertical to better conform to the face, instead Samsung have thrown this against the wall and will see what sticks. But, Samsung have won in the past by offering slightly out there designs, so this could be a winner for them, it could actually be quite comfortable to hold.

It’s important to note that curved is not the same as flexible, so we’re still waiting on something that may offer a little more durability. If Samsung can deliver this style of cruved screen, which seems very reminiscent of recent curved screen LED TVs appearing on the markte, what other form factors could the availability of curved screens offer?

Samsung has officially announced this phone as the Galaxy Round. The phone will be available on SK Telecom only at this stage, confirming the report that it’s a Korean only release for now.

With dimensions of 151×79.6×7.9mm and weighing just 154g, the Galaxy Round will come with a 5.7″ curved Super AMOLED 1920×1080 display, is powered by a 2.3GHz Quad-Core CPU and 3GB of RAM. The camera is a 13MP shooter and comes with a 2800mAh battery.

With the same faux-leather(Pleather) style with fake stitching on the back the phone is very similar in spec and style to the Galaxy Note 3 but with a curved screen. It’s available in Korea only in Luxury Brown, but with more colors becoming available soon.

Samsung have put together a demonstration of the phone sitting on the desk to show the curvature of the phone, it also shows that when titled on the curve, it wakes the phone up to display information.

Would you purchase a phone with this curve in the screen?

Source: EVLeaks 1, EVLeaks 2, and Samsung Tomorrow.
Companies: Samsung
Devices: Galaxy