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Gadget: Samsung Galaxy Round


The Samsung Galaxy Round is essentially a curved version of the Galaxy Note 3, just without the S-Pen. Like the Note, it features a 5.7-inch 1080p display, micro-USB 3.0, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera with UHD video recording capability, microSD and removable battery. It even features a similar leather-like back cover, complete with faux stitching.

Not only are most of the specs the same, but the TouchWiz UI and Android 4.3 operating system are identical as well. In fact, there are only two real differences: the Round’s smaller battery and the now-famous “roll effect”, which is basically Samsung’s quick glance feature. It lets you peek at notifications and battery life without turning on the display, but it’s activated when you roll the device to one side or the other.

The best thing about the Round is how comfortable it is to use. Do not expect to get your hands on one without $1,000 (about Shs2.5m).

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