Posts tagged with: Galaxy Round
  • by | November 15, 2013 7:02 AM

    Smartphones are finally getting weird again, and I love it. Just a couple years ago, the landscape was a lot different than it is today, with a lot more variety in the sort of models that were coming out – for better or worse. We had that brief fling with autostereoscopic 3D phones, saw a number of models with multiple screens, and had manufacturers experimenting with some pretty elaborate form factors – heck, sometimes even doing more than one of those at a time, like the Kyocera Echo with dual screens and a crazy convertible tablet mode. But now: slate, slate, slate, slate. Even the ...

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  • by | October 28, 2013 8:41 AM

    Two smartphones with curved displays have been unleashed upon us recently and, while they both have the curved attribute in common for their displays, they are very different in execution and overall philosophy. First there was the Samsung Galaxy Round, a powerful smartphone with a curved screen, from side to side, horizontally. Samsung implemented some software bits that take advantage of the phone "rocking" to the sides, but we won't go into specific software and hardware specs details. On the other hand, we have the newcomer, the LG G Flex, which also has a curved screen, but this time, ...

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  • by | October 20, 2013 9:00 PM

    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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  • by | October 17, 2013 1:01 PM

    Remember way back when we first started hearing about flexible displays? We saw all kinds of cool displays at trade shows demonstrating how screens could curve and bend and flex. We were all wowed! Then a few of us started reeling the conversation back towards reality. Batteries, we said, were still fairly large and bulky, and didn't bend at all. Chips and circuit boards are also pretty rigid. Then that all changed when we started seeing demos for, you guessed it, flexible batteries. This renewed the public's desire to have a flexible, perhaps even a "roll-up" smartphone or tablet. Though ...

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  • by | October 16, 2013 8:51 AM

    Remember the Samsung Galaxy Round, that (almost "what the...") phone that has a curved display ... from side to side? It is indeed an industry first, but your chances of getting one are very thin, if a recent report is to be believed. Not sure of why you would want one, but apparently, they are limited in numbers. Samsung, according to unnamed sources, is producing a small batch of these curved display phones -- even in its home country -- and treats the model like a prototype, according to the same report. The report says that the high price of the device now makes sense, considering this ...

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  • by | October 9, 2013 9:05 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talked about the Samsung Galaxy Round and what we should expect from it. We then go through HTC's new 18K Gold One, and the fact that we'll never buy one. Apple is next as we have some leaked high-quality photos of the iPad 5 and what to expect. We then go through Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1, and the design limitations that Microsoft is imposing on OEMs. We end today's show by talking about how Microsoft is now encouraging OEMs to offer options to dual-boot Android in their Windows Phone and Windows RT products. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | October 9, 2013 2:27 PM

    As Joe Levi always says: "This is a great time to be alive." The reason why is because this is definitely the era of experimentation. For those of you that remember pagers, two-way pagers, PDAs and even regular cellphones, you'll notice just how incredibly things have evolved in a little more than a decade. Most of these devices were held-back by either technology or imagination, but even though these products don't exist any more, their legacy continues in features like text-messaging, PIM data on our smartphones, and obviously regular phone calls. On the other hand, there are products or ...

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  • by | October 9, 2013 12:16 PM

    Rumors of curved and flexible displays have flooded the Internet for well over a year now. Samsung announced its flexible YOUM OLED displays at CES 2013. Concepts and word of such flexible smartphones reach back even further, like the Galaxy Skin concept from late 2011. It has long been understood that flexible displays would not initially bring flexible smartphones. Battery technology breakthroughs have introduced flexible cells. In smartphones, most other components, internally, are still quite rigid. That's not to say a flexible smartphone isn't possible. Nokia made a kinetic phone ...

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  • by | October 9, 2013 12:57 AM

    The leak was just posted a couple of hours ago and it looks like it took the shortest leak-to-annoucement time: Samsung Galaxy Round has been announced, the phone which has a curved display from side-to-side. Apparently, for the moment, this is for Samsung's home turf, and will be available on October 10 (tomorrow) in South Korea. We've got a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, curved, with a Full HD 1080p resolution -- same as on the Note 3. Other specs are also common with the Note 3 (both inside, as well as stitched leather back on the outside), as the Galaxy Round packs a 2.3GHz quad-core ...

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  • by | October 8, 2013 9:09 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Windows Phone YouTube app, and how it ended-up, aside from things to expect in GDR3. HTC is next as the company is now teasing their HTC Max event to happen next week, aside from some leaked screenshots of HTC Sense 5.5. The Google Nexus 5 is next as we get a very interesting pricing scheme that is sure to make a lot of users happy. Apple's iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 are next as we have a possible event date that is matching some other important dates, and we're sure there's an intended coincidence. We end today's show talking about the ...

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  • by | 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 ...

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  • by | October 7, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the dates for the Android 4.3 software update for HTC One customers on AT&T. Then we talk about the Nokia Lumia tablet photos, and the fact that it's being dubbed the Lumia 2520. Samsung is next as we talk about their trademarked "Galaxy Round" name, along with details on their future camera technology. LG follows the news as production of their flexible OLED displays for smartphones are in full effect. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 5, and all the leaks found in a service manual. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | October 7, 2013 12:01 PM

    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, ...

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