Galaxy Round features a 5.7-inch 1080p horizontally curved screen

Samsung launches Galaxy Round, its first curved smartphone

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Round, which sports the same size screen as the recently launched Galaxy Note 3, but with a horizontal curve.

In September, Samsung announced that it would release a curved smartphone this month, but held back on any further details.

With the company showing off the ‘Youm’ prototype at this year’s CES, many were expecting that the new device would follow on from that and feature a screen that wraps around the outer edges of the device.

As it turns out, the Galaxy Round is actually more similar to what LG is expected to release next month. The G Flex is rumoured to have a vertically curved 6-inch screen.

The Galaxy Round come with a 5.7-inch 1080p screen, Android 4.3, 13MP rear camera and 2.3GHz quad-core processor.

Benefits of the curved screen are the ‘Roll Effect’, which causes the device to display information such as missed calls and notifications when tilted on a flat surface. Another feature is the ‘Gravity Effect’, which enables users to control music tracks and select certain options by tilting the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy Round will initially launch in South Korea. The firm has stated that there is currently no word on overseas launch dates.

Check out the Roll Effect in action below:

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