Galaxy Round

Curved smartphones are now officially a thing, and the Samsung Galaxy Round is one of the first devices of this kind to emerge. While there's no word on any Western launch for the device, it's on sale now in Korea, and we've had the chance to get our hands on one for a quick demo.

With a 5.7-inch display the Galaxy Round is one of the larger handsets out there, but the subtle curve to the display makes it slightly narrower and more hand-friendly than that device. Similarly, the curved back makes for a comfortable fit in the palm.

The Note 3 similarities continue under the hood, with a Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM, backed up by 32GB of storage. On the software side, you're looking at a familiar TouchWiz UI with all the apps and features we've come to expect, in addition to some new tricks linked to the curvaceous chassis. Tilt the phone when it's off to view notifications, missed calls and battery levels, tilt in the Gallery app to view albums, and tilt at the lock screen for an animated water effect.

We've got a quick hands-on demo after the break, along with more photos.