Samsung is reportedly set to announce a curved display smartphone known as the Galaxy Round.
The new phone could be unveiled later this week, Korean news site Asiae reported Sunday. A Google translation of the story mentions October 10, but it's unclear whether that's the date forecast for the expected unveiling.
The phone would use a plastic display rather than one made of glass. The Asiae report follows a comment made by a Samsung executive in September confirming such a phone.
"Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, Reuters reported at the time.," D.J. Lee, Samsung's mobile business head of strategic marketing, said at an event launching the
Samsung has already filed for a trademark for the Galaxy Round name itself. The filing doesn't reveal anything about the device, but recent reports claim the phone would offer specs similar to those found in Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. A is rumored to be in the works as well.
LG is also gearing up a, CNET recently learned, though that phone may not surface until November.
What exactly is a flexible display smartphone? Those of you who envision bending and flexing such smartphones may be disappointed. The phone's body itself is rigid. Rather, the. The curve allows the phone to fit more snugly around the contours of your face.
(Via Know Your Mobile)