I think that most people can agree that the Samsung Galaxy Round was a confusing device at best. Essentially a more expensive, slightly melted Galaxy Note 3 without a stylus, it failed to capture as much attention as its curved smartphone competitor, the LG G Flex, and its fancy self-healing material. Further evidence of this is the fact the G Flex’s reach is now spreading around the globe including carrier support, whereas the Galaxy Round appears to only be available through specific retailers. But was Samsung looking at the wrong form factor? Korean news site MovePlayer seems to believe that Samsung is actually now working on a curved display tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab Round.
Part of MovePlayer’s argument for the existence of such a device is a patent filed by Samsung which includes the above diagram; the diagram depicts a tablet-sized device with a very slight curvature. It’s hard to guess which display size Samsung would try this design on seeing as they have Galaxy Tab devices with display sizes of 7, 8, 8.4, 10 and 12.2-inches, but we’ll have to see if this rumour holds any water first. Personally, I think the curved display design could work on a smaller tablet, like a 7 or 8-inch display, since this could still be held in one hand.
What do you think about this rumour of a Samsung Galaxy Tab Round? Is there any chance that Samsung is actually making one of these devices after the less-than-ideal launch of the Galaxy Round smartphone? Let us know what you think.
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