Oct 08 AT 5:08 PM Dustin Earley 20 Comments

Samsung’s WTF-worthy curved smartphone in full rendered glory


Both the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus could be considered curved Samsung smartphones, but they’ve both got nothing on the curved smartphone evleaks is saying is the real deal.

Making its first appearance with nothing but the words “do not adjust your display” attached, evleaks’ has provided the world with a render rumored to be Samsung’s upcoming curved smartphone. Going by the model number SM-G910S, evleaks is calling the device “strictly a Korean curiosity, for now.” And you can probably see why.

Where the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus were curved for enhanced usability, to better rest against the natural curves of your face, the SM-G910S is a monster among freaks. The device is curved vertically, with the left and right edges folding up to form the smartphone equivalent of a half-pipe, taco shell, rolling paper, luge track. After looking at the renders, you have to wonder how Samsung plans to sell this thing. Perhaps in their home-country of Korea, simply being first to market with a curved smartphone will be enough, but we can’t imagine this thing catching on worldwide.

Other than the curved display, it appears to feature LTE-Advanced, and borrows heavily from the design of the Note 3. Fake stitching and all.

Just yesterday, PhoneArea cited asiae.co.kr as saying Samsung would release a device similar in specs to the Galaxy Note 3, in limited quanities in Korea, called the Galaxy Round. It’s starting to look like that report is spot on. We’ll keeping digging for more info on the SM-G910S, or the Galaxy Round, but until then, we’re dying to know what you think.


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Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • scubabum

    Rocking phone!!!

    • tom6

      WTF worthy

  • mkstvns

    I wonder how well this would fare in the pocket… conform to the contours of your leg, or stick out like a swollen thigh?

    I’m mostly interested in the leather (?) back, to be honest, haha. Is that common for Samsung’s Korean offerings, or is it a new thing for them? It’d be great to see that on future models here in the west.

    I know a lot of folks don’t mind, but I personally can’t stand the back of the Galaxy S3/4 phones!

    • vforvortex

      the Note 3 has the same leather back. Guess we will see if they continue that trend with the galaxy S5 and their flagship phones or atleasts sell it as an add on or accessory.

  • aranea

    I can’t imagine how it’s going to be more ergonomic. Just a novelty factor maybe?

  • TheBeeNet

    This is nice but was not what I was expecting as pertaining to bendable glass. During a Samsung presentation they displayed three different prototype phones. This was not one of them. Samsung needs to come with and quit playing around. They know they have it within them but the don’t and I don’t understand why.

  • julian king

    Why would I want this? Aside from it fitting in my pocket better why would I want this? Get me a smart watch with a curved display that is compatible with a wider range of phones then we can talk

  • Fiasko

    I really can not see the benefit of this and want to chalk it up to a random rendition that holds no substance. You never really know through…

  • skugern

    I always envisioned curved screens being on new-age newspapers, not phones.

  • http://no stokis

    if the back is curved, than the phone lays exactly on the camera. It means, that camera will be scratched easily.

  • Kikkerman

    For phone calls the curve should be turned 90 degrees. Not that I use my phone for phone calls…

  • Troik

    Holding this to your ear might not be the best scenario for this, but to the people who ask why one would want this. The way I see it, the curve means it lays easier in your hand and if you ever tried to use a 5inch mobile with just your thumb, you could see how this might become useful.

  • Paul Atreides

    I wouldn’t be so quick to kill this idea. I envision this making it easier to handle a device with a huge screen.

  • thymeless

    it’s not doing it for me. And I think you just amplified your glare problem. It also increases the bulk of the device.

  • Diabsoud

    Never really impressed by first gen products…BUT I guess we will see what happens 5 or 6 years later… Human ingenuity never fails…I’m already having ideas about it!!

  • smeghead68

    Interesting idea at the least. Don’t think it was executed very well though. But they get to say they first to have it.

  • hmmm

    I won’t give this the benefit of the doubt yet after seeing how well the note series did we’ll just have to see

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  • donger

    No. Stop.

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