SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it will release the Galaxy Round smartphone with a curved 5.7-inch (14.5 cm) screen using advanced display technology called organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, technology.
The Korean company said such a curved screen smartphone is the first in the world.
The Galaxy Round will be released only in South Korea for now. SK Telecom, the country’s largest mobile operator, will start selling the handset Thursday for 1.1 million won (US$1,003) without a service contract, making it one of the priciest smartphones on the market.
In the next 18 months or so, we could see Samsung launching foldable display devices. That is going to be a game changer
Samsung said the curve will make it easier to grip. The high-end gizmo has some features that make use of the display’s curve, such as playing the next song in a music playlist by tilting…
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