There has been much talk about LG releasing its flexible display, the LG Flex, but Samsung might be beating their Korean brethren to the curve. Korean site Asiae is reporting that Samsung could be announcing the Galaxy Round as soon as later this week.
The device would come similarly-specced to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, meaning this could be that special edition device Note 3 we heard about last month. The device would come with a plastic-based panel (instead of glass), making it much more durable. This also makes producing the panels more affordable, but you wouldn’t imagine that is the case.
The phone is estimated to cost about 1 million won, which estimates to over $900 US dollars. That is a hefty price for any smartphone, but chances are that price tag will be lowered if the Galaxy Round hits the USA. This is said to be built in limited quantities, though, so a higher price might be justified.
If this rumor is true, we should see the Samsung Galaxy Round announced real soon. Let’s stay tuned. Let the flexible display come!
Thanks for the tip, James!