“Galaxy Round” to be how Samsung’s curved display smartphone arrives?


Samsung’s put together a phone using flexible display technology to give it a curved screen, and we know that the company intends to launch the handset this week. That puts us only days away from finally seeing this next-gen display make it into a commercial phone, but just how will it arrive? Some rumors have talked about a device taking its cues from the Note 3, while others have looked to a smaller handset. As we wait to get to the bottom of that hardware question, we’ve begun to hear talk about a possible name for the model, which could launch as the Galaxy Round.

It’s an odd name, sure, and we’ve already heard suggestions that it might just be a code name. And one of our first thoughts was that this could be a translation issue, like that bigger iPhone Math/+ confusion from earlier this year, with “round” supposed to be something more like “curved.”

Nevertheless, a trademark application just over one week old clearly confirms that Samsung’s interested in using the name Galaxy Round for a product. If it really is this model, we can’t say, but it could easily be corroboration that those rumors were on the right track.

Source: Asia Economic (Google Translate), USPTO
Via: SamMobile, Blog of Mobile!!

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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