It’s becoming a very common occurrence that prominent revealer of tech goodies Evleaks keeps coming up with legit shots of new devices before they’re launched, and with the blogosphere abuzz pertaining Samsung’s curved “Galaxy Round” device, that same Twitter handle has come through with the first renders of the elusive device. Set to become the first smartphone with a flexible panel, it will not only be more comfortable when held beside the face for calls, but gaming and watching video clips should also be enhanced. More details, as well as those renders, can be seen after the jump.
From what we’ve gathered so far, the handset will carry a virtually identical range of hardware specs to the Galaxy Note 3, and as you’ll see from the Evleaks shots below, it’s of very similar aesthetic. If anything, it’s almost as if the Galaxy Note 3 has simply been heated up and reshaped, but since the fanbase of Samsung’s phablet range has continued to grow in recent years, this tweaked form factor may also pique the interest of smartphone shoppers this fall.
The curvaceous nature of the display suggests it could be made of a plastic composition as opposed to Gorilla Glass, but for those partial to a flagship Samsung device, plastic finishes are nothing new. Despite the pleas of many to build a decent smartphone laden in the kind of aluminum body seen with the likes of the HTC One or iPhone 5s, Samsung has stuck religiously with the plastic form factor, and as such, finishing the display in a similarly unspectacular material shouldn’t affect its overall appeal.
As for when this device will become available, it’s currently anyone’s guess. We’ve been hearing that it might be set for announcement at some point this week, and although it looks set, at least initially, to debut in Korea, one would hope that Samsung has plans to distribute this intriguing creation across the globe.
As for pricing, again, we’d hazard a ballpark figure around the current cost of the Note 3, given that it probably costs around the same to make. None of this is confirmed, mind, and in fact, up until this Evleaks revelation, many had doubted whether the device was even legitimate. But Evleaks is scarcely ever wrong nowadays, so expect to see an official unveiling in the coming days or weeks.
(Source: Evleaks [Twitter])