Samsung launches Galaxy variant with curved screen
SEOUL (REUTERS) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday launched a variant of the popular Galaxy Note smartphone with a curved display, moving a step closer to introducing wearable devices with flexible screens.
The Galaxy Round's 14.4cm display has a slight horizontal curve and weighs less than the Galaxy Note 3, allowing a more comfortable grip than other flat-screen models on the market, mobile carrier SK Telecom Co Ltd said in a statement.
Curved displays open up possibilities for bendable designs that could eventually transform the high-end smartphone market by allowing mobile and wearable gadgets to take new forms.
LG Electronics Inc plans to introduce a smartphone with a vertically curved display in November, a source familiar with the matter said this week.