Samsung curved smartphone allegedly leaks in new image
An image from @evleaks of the supposed Galaxy Round flexible display phone shows a device similar to the Galaxy S4 but with a dip in the middle.
The account, Galaxy S4, but it has slight dip in the middle that causes the phone to curve along a vertical axis (think of it curving sort of like a hot dog bun or curving a piece of paper that's situated in portrait mode).posted an image that's believed to be the Samsung Galaxy Round. The device resembles the
Samsung declined to comment.
The product release comes as Samsung faces a slowdown in its core smartphone market. Consumers are still buying mobile devices but not at the rapid clip of past quarters. That means companies like Samsung must find other ways to wow buyers and get them to fork over the money for new devices. A curved display, could be one factor that attracts consumers to the company's phones.
Samsung could announce the supposed Galaxy Round
Since that time, speculation has ramped up about what the device will look like and what it will do. The phone is expected to feature a plastic display rather than one made of glass, something that would make it more durable and would allow it to curve slightly to fit the shape of a user's face. However, the device is unlikely to be a true flexible display that can bend back and forth.
LG, meanwhile, also has been prepping a smartphone with curved display, dubbed the G Flex. The company likely will introduce its phone in November,although that date could shift.
Update, 1:50 p.m. PT: Adds background information.