After a spate of rumors made the rounds on the internet, Samsung confirmed its creation of the world’s first smartphone with a curved screen. The Galaxy Round, as it is called, is similar in design to the other Galaxies on the market at the moment – bar, of course, the horizontal curve that looks like a smile.
The purpose behind this newfangled architecture is Samsung’s new feature, called “Round Interaction”. The scope behind Round Interaction is that users can view information like the date, time, battery life and missed calls by tilting the phone on a flat surface – all without switching the actual home screen on. Aside from the novelty screen shape the Galaxy Round includes the same features as the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 – a 13megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM and a 2.3GHz processor, to name a few. Whilst the Galaxy Round will be launched in South Korea today, there are no details of an international launch yet – so watch this space.