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BATTLE OF THE CURVES

Samsung’s latest phone sports a completely fresh design. And it’s not about the metallic frame or the thickness of the gadget. This time, Samsung has experimented on the vertical axis with a curve on its new OLED display. Galaxy Round, currently launched only in South Korea, is the same 5.7 inch screen as Galaxy Note 3 but the screen technology is completely different.

Not to be left behind, another South Korean electronics major, LG, announced that it was going to launch a curved Android phone, Glex, also featuring an OLED display. Both Samsung and LG manufacture televisions that feature OLED displays. But, according to media reports, there is a difference: LG curves from top to bottom, while Samsung curves from side to side.

Neither company has really managed to convince us, till date, what the benefits of a curved surface would be. Samsung says that the new shape will make switching between home screens a smoother experience and offers some tilt-based interactive interfaces. Tech experts have said that such an interface is restrictive and does not add value to computing experiences.

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