Samsung Electronics will release the world’s first curved smartphone in the domestic market on October 10. It has been designed to be curved from left to right, maximizing grip.
Also, LG Electronics will be releasing the first all curved plastic OLED display smartphone next month. Heavy competition between the two electronics companies is anticipated, especially in terms of design.
According to the communications industry on October 8, Samsung Electronics will release its Galaxy Round in the domestic market exclusively with SK Telecom on October 10. Last month, Samsung completed patent registration for “Samsung Galaxy Round” with the USPTO.
A telecommunication associate said, “The curved smartphone from Samsung Electronics will be called Galaxy Round,” and added, “It will be released exclusively through SK Telecom.”
The Galaxy Round uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Application Processor (AP), becoming the third Long-Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) model following Galaxy S4 LTE-A and Galaxy Note 3.
This phone also uses the world’s first 14.5cm (5.7in) plastic OLED display, signifying the beginning of a flexible smartphone generation.
On the other hand, LG Electronics will release a 15.2cm (6in) plastic curved OLED display smartphone as early as the beginning of next month.
On October 7, LG Display officially announced it began mass producing 15.2cm curved OLED panels. There is talk in the industry that LG Electronics’ curved smartphone model will be called “G Flex,” combining the premium line G Series with the word Flex.