Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said the cost of Galaxy Note smartphone (Galaxy Round) with a curved display will be $1,000 on SK Telecom network.
Samsung’s new phone is now available through South Korea’s biggest mobile carrier SK Telecom, Reuters reported.
The company is yet to announce release date for other markets.
The Korean smartphone major, which is competing with Apple to increase market share further, launched the variant of the popular Galaxy Note smartphone with a curved display, moving a step closer to introducing wearable devices with flexible screens, in Korea.
Galaxy Round’s 5.7-inch (14.4-centimetre) display has a slight horizontal curve and weighs less than the Galaxy Note 3, allowing a more comfortable grip than other flat-screen models on the market, mobile carrier SK Telecom Co said in a statement.
Curved displays open up possibilities for bendable designs that could eventually transform the high-end smartphone market by allowing mobile and wearable gadgets to take new forms.
LG Electronics plans to introduce a smartphone with a vertically curved display in November.
Specs of Samsung Galaxy Round
- 5.7-inch 1080p display
- 2.3GHz quad-core processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB storage
- 2800mAh battery
- 13MP camera
- Android 4.3 OS
- 151 x 79 x 7.9mm