This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Samsung Galaxy Round throws a curve ball
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Samsung Galaxy Round throws a curve ball

2:11 /

A curved OLED display on a 5.7-inch smartphone: crazy, gimmicky, or brilliant? We take a first look at Samsung's latest phone design, available only in South Korea.

Hi. I'm Scott Stein with CNET and here's a phone that you won't see in the US right now. It's called the Samsung Galaxy Round. Now, it looks a lot like maybe the Note 3 or other large screens Samsung Android phones but it has a curve screen. You can see for yourself here, it's not tremendously curved but it's like a gentle horizontal curve here. Now the Galaxy Round has been talked about a lot and it's available in South Korea in this limited edition with black- stitched leather like finish on the back. It's a 1080p 5.7-inch OLED display that runs Android 4.3 and comes with Samsung's touch Whiz interface as you'd expect. In curve screen technology is kinda maybe the next big design wave because OLED can be bend but it's a matter of, does the rest of the chassis, where the glass, is it able to be bent in the same way? Well, this display is able to pull it off and have a gentle curved screen effect here and actually from using it a little bit does seem to reflect like a little bit differently and maybe reduce glare. It also potentially cups your cheek better or fits your leg better when you stuff it in your pants. The Galaxy Round has a 13-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front camera and 1080p HD video capture. And as far as processors go, it's got a 2.3 GHZ MSM 8974 Quad Core processor with 32 gigs of internal storage and the configuration currently being sold with 3 gigs of RAM and a 64-gigabyte micro SD card slot that's 64 gigs maximum. So it is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Does the curve glass make a big difference? We'll have to see and when it will be available in the US. We imagine at some point, we haven't heard anything yet. Stay tune. This is just the first look at this lightweight and curve phone that has some competition in the LG G-Flex which curves as well but it curves the other way from back to front. I'm Scott Stein and that's a little look at the Samsung Galaxy Round-- not yet available here. Question is, when you want one?

New releases

Brainwave tech could help ALS patients...
2:32 August 30, 2014
Patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease can become paralyzed, and technology is now being developed that could...
Play video
ALS patient more independent with...
3:12 August 30, 2014
Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology,...
Play video
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring...
22:01 August 29, 2014
25 years of Miata: Why it still works. How your commute is worse than just boring, read the secret information...
Play video
Google tests drone delivery, iPhone...
2:54 August 29, 2014
Look up in the sky for a special delivery from Google's Project Wing, keep waiting for that "iWatch," and...
Play video
Make your Chromebook more PC-l...
1:58 August 29, 2014
Do you wish your Chromebook could feel a little more like a regular PC? Here are some simple tips on how to...
Play video
Nvidia Shield Tablet: Best tablet...
2:49 August 29, 2014
The 8-inch Shield Tablet boasts Nvidia's latest powerful Tegra K1 processor and graphics, and plugs into a...
Play video
Indie Games of Summer
3:14 August 29, 2014
Five indie console games that you should check out right now.
Play video
The Lumo Lift is a fashionable...
1:34 August 29, 2014
Track your posture, step count, and calorie burn with this small magnetic fitness device.
Play video