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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Galaxy Round: Samsung unveils world's first curved screen smartphone

The handset is called Galaxy Round and features a flexible 5.7-inch high definition display.
By curving from side to side the device will be more comfortable to hold, according to Samsung.
It will also allow users to check the information such as the date, time, battery life and missed calls more easily while the home screen is off.
In beating rivals to launch the first curved screen phone, Samsung – the world's bestselling smartphone maker – will hope to establish a foothold in a market that is set to boom over the coming years.
Earlier this week LG announced it will start mass producing flexible screens and expects to unveil a curved smartphone early next year.
Both LG and Samsung have already released televisions featuring the curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, which can bend because they are made of plastic rather than glass.
The global flexible display industry is predicted to grow rapidly in the next few years. Research firm IHS Display estimates the market will be worth $1.5 billion (£900 million) by 2016 and more than $10 billion by 2019.
Bendable displays could revolutionise the high-end smartphone market by making foldable designs possible as well as helping create an "unbreakable" screen thanks to its plastic base.
This year one billion smartphones are expected to be made according to analysis by CCC Insight, with that becoming close to two billion in 2017.

The Galaxy Round will launch in Samsung's home country of South Korea and there are no plans yet for a global rollout.
 “We are disappointed by the decision to allow the exclusion order issued by the US ITC,” Samsung said. “It will serve only to reduce competition and limit choice for the American consumer.”
The Samsung ban was declared in August after the ITC agreed with Apple that Samsung’s products infringed on patents for its “multitouch” touchscreen, which recognises more than one finger at once, and for the sensor in the iPhone’s headphone socket.

 Source: Telegraph
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