Samsung Galaxy Round is only a prototype
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Samsung released the Galaxy Round last week, thus becoming the first to release a curved display smartphone and winning the race against LG. SK Telecom launched the handset in South Korea and its price tag of over $1,000 was not a surprise, but according to latest rumors the Samsung Galaxy Round is more than just a premium smartphone.
SamMobile reports that "Samsung is looking to produce only limited quantities of the device, even in South Korea" and this information comes directly from an inside source. Unfortunately, it is not known how many Samsung Galaxy Round units will be produced/sold, but the source says this handset is a prototype for testing curved OLED displays similar to SCH-W850 (AMOLED display) and Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE (also known as SHV-E120S, made to test a new HD AMOLED screen), both produced in limited quantities.
If the feedback obtained thanks to this first batch of prototypes is positive, the next natural step would be to release a cheaper phone using the same or a very similar display.
Until now most of the Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors were focused on its processor, release date and pricing, or the availability of a fingerprint sensor. The inclusion of a curved OLED display in its design looks now like the move that would help Samsung gain a competitive edge over its rivals, but this remains to be seen.