November 21, 2014

New Curved Phone Over $1,000 Announced by Samsung

new samsung galaxy round

Samsung has thrown the smartphone buying public a curve. Cost conscious entrepreneurs won’t be picking this phone, costing over $1,000 and not available outside South Korea. But perhaps it will teach us all something about innovation. The aptly named new Samsung Galaxy Round has a 5.7-inch display with 1080 pixel resolution, the same as the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note.

But there are two very big differences that set it apart. The phone’s defining design feature is a curve along the screen’s vertical axis.

It’s purpose is to allow users to check things like time, date, missed calls and battery life when the screen is off simply by gently tipping the phone when it is sitting on a flat surface. The video below demonstrates:





Then there’s the other defining feature: The price. Did we mention it costs about $1,000?

Other aspects of the Samsung Galaxy Round seem similar to other recent Samsung products. There’s a 13 megapixel camera on the back. There’s also a two megapixel camera on the front for video chat.

The camera will be available in a 32 GB and 64 GB version, TechCrunch reports and will come in “Luxury Brown” with other colors on the way.

With a huge price tag and limited availability, this will probably not be the choice for a mobile small business owner trying to trim the budget. But competitors are already gearing up to take their own stab at a curved phone.

The design may be the wave of the future and also a great lesson in marketing for entrepreneurs of all sizes.

No matter how many Samsung Galaxy Round phones are sold, who will ever forget a $1,000 curved smartphone — or the company that made it?

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Shawn Hessinger - Editor


Shawn Hessinger Shawn Hessinger is the Editor for Small Business Trends. He is a journalist and social media networker with more than a decade of experience in the traditional newspaper business before moving to the digital world. He was the former community manager of BizSugar and the former community editor at AllAnalytics, a site dedicated to professionals in the business intelligence and analytics community.

11 Reactions

  1. That’s just way too expensive for a phone that is not really that far from their other phones. If you have tried buying some Samsung galaxy phones, you’ll know that they are good enough for their prices. The question now remains: Why the hefty price tag?

  2. This is really great news!! What is the expectied prices and when it will launch in India?

  3. I had read about this phone that it is not offering any thing new apart from look i.e curved. so, why to invest 1000+ USD for the same.

  4. This is why Samsung is and always will be my favorite phone. They are the innovators of the cell phone industry and are always coming up with something that I have to have.

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