Samsung Galaxy Round

Just in case you wanted a phone that was shaped like a Pringles chip

A mere handful of hours after press images of a purported curved device from Samsung leaked out, the manufacturer has released initial details on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Round. The device packs a 5.7-inch 1080p display just like the Galaxy Note 3, but this one has a not-so-subtle curve to the entire device that distinguishes it from other "flat" phones.

Samsung says that it has also developed new software experiences to take advantage of the curved design such as tilting the phone while it's sitting on a table to check notifications, battery life and the time. Throughout the interface Samsung is working to make the software feel more at home on a curved display, offering tilt-based interfaces for some apps. Hit the break for more pictures and video of the new device from Samsung's official blog.

Beyond that wacky curved form factor, the Galaxy Round is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 2800mAh battery. We're also looking at a 13MP camera and the same Android 4.3 software experience you know from other Samsung devices. The overall dimensions of the Galaxy Round come in at 151 x 79 x 7.9mm, which is nearly identical to the Galaxy Note 3.

The device is exclusive to SK Telecom in Korea at the moment starting Oct. 10 in "Luxury Brown" with pricing set at 1.09 million won (about $1,015), with no details on a broader release at this point.

Samsung Galaxy Round

Samsung Galaxy Round

Samsung Galaxy Round

Samsung Galaxy Round

Source: Samsung Tomorrow; (2)Samsung (Translated);