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News Samsung Galaxy Round curved screen phone announced

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 9 Oct 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Dave Lister

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    I think curved screens will be like marmite.
     
  3. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    It's designed to reflect and focus sunlight back at you to allow for proper retina burn-in.

    "My God—it's full of stars!" :eeek:
     
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  4. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    will probably make a big screen phone more comfortable in the pocket.
     
  5. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    "Luxury Brown"? You mean S**T coloured?
     
  6. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Meh, this is just a place holder gimmick until they can manufacture flexible screens which fit a real and useful purpose. Like a screen which can be unfurled from a device.
     
  7. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    Hasn't this already happened? The Galaxy Nexus had a curved screen two years ago.
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    The glass covering the display was curved; the actual display was not.
     
  9. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    Perfectly curved to give you a perfectly aligned screen for watching portrait shot videos of faceplanting skateboarders.

    But you don't shoot video like that? You watch widescreen videos in landscape format? Probably not for you then... unless you're really REALLY into temple run.
     
  10. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    +1 I'm thinking an iPhone 4-size screen for normal use and maybe Galaxy note size that unfurls out for watching films or prolonged web browsing. Can't be long now surely :lol:
     
  11. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Well, this addition to the galaxy line up certainly rounds out the stable.
     
  12. AiA

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    nokia 8110 was also curved :)
     
  13. bulldogjeff

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    Gonna be a real pain getting a hard case for that thing
     
  14. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    Ah, I understand. What's the benefit to having the screen itself curve? Lower weight/thickness?
     
  15. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    Let me get back to you on that one...
     
  16. Nexxo

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    We have buildings like that. :p

    Naah, novelty show-off factor. :)
     
  17. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    In my roughly two years of ownership... there is none. :hehe: It's perhaps subtly easier to reach the bottom of the screen with your thumb.

    The curvature on the Nexus is nowhere near as pronounced as the Round, and as Nexxo says it's just the glass so it's more that the phone slightly bulges at the bottom, rather than truly curving the whole design.
     
  18. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    As if the Galaxy line wasn't already silly and complex enough...
     
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