By Stephen Schenck | October 8, 2013 4:53 PM
Samsung’s supposed to announce its smartphone with a curved display sometime this week – or at least, that’s what we’ve been told. Unsurprisingly, a pending launch means that leaks are becoming easier to come by, and this afternoon the first render of this smartphone has arrived… and it’s totally not what we were expecting.
As you can plainly see above, if this render is to be trusted (and with @evleak’s record, there’s a very good chance that it can be), the phone won’t curve along its long edge, but its short one.
After all, we’ve already seen models like the Nexus S curve along their long edge, even if they were “cheating” of sorts by using curved glass, rather than an actual curved display panel. The difference in this render totally changes our perception of the feature – it no longer looks like a design optimized for talking on the handset, but maybe one that will make the phone fit more comfortably in your pants pocket.
Does this alter anyone’s opinions about the utility of a curved screen?
Source: @evleaks (Twitter)