Samsung GALAXY Round

LG G Flex announced, claims self-healing properties

LG G Flex announced, claims self-healing properties

LG has officially released specs for G Flex, the company's long-rumored curved-screen smartphone. The phone is curved along the horizontal axis, features an unusual lockscreen with direct-to-app pinching, and in an homage to X-Men's Wolverine "self-heals" scratches in its outer casing. The phone joins Samsung's Galaxy Round among the first curved-screen smartphones that will reach consumers.

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Samsung Galaxy Round curved smartphone just a prototype

Samsung Galaxy Round curved smartphone just a prototype

It would seem that the folks at Samsung making with the push for the first curved smartphone on the market - the first flexible display, if you please - aren't aiming to push the Galaxy Round to the mass market. Instead, it's been tipped, there will be a limited release of the device in South Korea, and the smartphone may not reach beyond the country's borders at all. And this is not the first time Samsung has produced a prototype with small, if any, release internationally.

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LG G Flex renders show curve in Galaxy Round opposition

LG G Flex renders show curve in Galaxy Round opposition

If Samsung wasn't the first to bring a flexible piece of display technology to market, you'd better believe it was going to be LG. Today several renders of the LG G Flex have appeared via an anonymous source speaking with Engadget this evening with little information other than a suggestion of its specifications. It's quite likely this machine will be coming with abilities similar to that of the LG G2.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Round is gimmicky not geekery

Samsung’s Galaxy Round is gimmicky not geekery

I love odd gadgets and weird technology. I like manufacturers that think at right-angles when it comes to designs and functionality. Yet Samsung's newly announced Galaxy Round, the Android smartphone with a curved AMOLED display like a techie taco, for all its new screen technology, leaves me cold. "Samsung's Galaxy Round is the epitome of in-fighting with LG" I tweeted last night. ""We got there first" and never mind if "there" is pointless." That prompted a discussion on how I could be enthusiastic about Samsung's Galaxy Gear, also derided by many in recent weeks, but not about the South Korean company's other more unusual designs. For me, it comes down to innovation versus excess.

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Samsung GALAXY Round unveiled with curved Full HD display

Samsung GALAXY Round unveiled with curved Full HD display

On September 24, Samsung let loose news that it would be unveiling a smartphone with a curved display some time this month, though precious few details were provided at the time. Yesterday it was tipped that the phone would be called the Samsung GALAXY Round, and that it would be surfacing this week. Fast-forward a day, and the Korean company has officially taken the wraps off the handset, publishing a video of its round effect and a slew of images.

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