- POSTED: 25 Sep 2013 15:04
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A new smartphone with a curved display will be unveiled in October, said Samsung.
SEOUL: A new smartphone with a curved display will be unveiled in October, said Samsung.
Samsung -- the world's top maker of smartphones and TVs -- had unveiled prototype products with a flexible screen in January.
The displays are supposed to offer a more immersive viewing experience but are more expensive than standard screens.
However, it still faces a major challenge in making other handset components such as batteries that can be bend with the rest of the unit.
In another attempt to break new ground, Samsung unveiled earlier this month a smartwatch called Galaxy Gear, which can take photos and videos, make or take phone calls, or check e-mails.
The watch received scathing reviews, along with complaints that it only worked in conjunction with Samsung's latest oversized smartphone, the Galaxy Note III.
The Gear and the Galaxy Note III will hit stores in some 140 nations by the end of October, and Samsung executives said they were confident the critics could be won over.
"We received so much criticism when we first unveiled the Galaxy Note series... but it has created a whole new market segment for oversized smartphones," said Lee Young-Hee, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile unit.
D.J. Lee said the watch would be made connectable with other Samsung devices such as the flagship Galaxy S3 and S4 smartphones by the end of December.