Rumor: Samsung’s flexible phone, codename Galaxy Round, reportedly coming soon

samsung galaxy note 3 rear camera angle macro

Another report has appeared in the Korean media regarding a Samsung smartphone with a flexible screen, this time indicating the announcement may come later this week, followed by a release in Korea next week. It was at the end of September we last heard about Samsung’s flexible phone plans, and at the time we were told to expect a device based on the Galaxy Note 3 only with a scratchproof screen. The new report also states the phone will be similar to the Note 3, although no exact specifications are mentioned, but there seems to be a question mark over the inclusion of a stylus.

What is talked about is one of the potential names, and either something has been lost in translation, or Samsung has a very unusual design planned for the phone, as it’s being called the Galaxy Round. No, we don’t think it’s likely to make it onto the final product, in the same way we doubt the actual phone will be round, but we’re still intrigued by Samsung’s use of the word.

We’re also not quite sure when the phone is expected to be announced, as the Google translation garbles the original text to the point where it resembles more of a math problem than anything else, but what we can gather is the phone will probably make its debut in six to ten days time. As has been mentioned in the past, initially the phone will go on sale in South Korea. Sadly, there’s no indication of when, or even if, it’ll come out internationally.

If Samsung can announce and release the Galaxy Round before mid-October, it stands a good chance of beating arch-rival LG to the flag. Reports that LG may be gearing up to announce its own flexy phone, named the LG Z or LG Flex, gathered last week, and the potential date was also likely to be before the end of October.

Who’s going to win the battle to be the first, and aside from bragging rights, does it really make any difference? We should find out very soon.


The Tacs Nato-Lens is a watch for those who live life through a camera lens

Not all watches have to be round, or connect to your phone. The Tacs Nato-Lens is a stylish piece of wristwear with a design inspired by classic SLR cameras, making it a geeky timepiece for the camera and watch fan.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G might be a few short weeks away from launch

Samsung has announced a whopping four new Galaxy S10 devices, from the low-cost S10e to the triple-camera S10 and S10 Plus. But it's the Galaxy S10 5G that steals the show as it's among the first 5G-ready smartphones to hit the market.

Fibaro smart devices are now compatible with the Samsung SmartThings hub

Samsung SmartThings now supports even more devices with the integration of Fibaro, a company known for its smart home sensors. Several Fibaro devices are already compatible, with more on the way.

Grab 1 terabyte of SSD storage for just $100 with this sale on Amazon

If you're looking for an excellent opportunity to pick up a 1TB SSD at a low price, Amazon has you covered with Samsung's 860 QVO 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD. It is an excellent offering for both multimedia enthusiasts and gamers.

Latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone will pop up on April 10

Samsung will show at least one new Galaxy phone off on April 10, it has confirmed in a teaser tweet. The Galaxy A90 may make its first appearance, and it's rumored to have a pop-up camera and a notch-less screen.

This is the easiest way to save your iPhone data to your computer

Living in fear of losing your contacts, photos, messages, and notes on your iPhone? Fear no more -- in this guide, we'll break down exactly how to back up your iPhone to your computer using Apple's iTunes or to the cloud with iCloud.
Product Review

The new iPad Mini isn’t a beauty, but it performs like a beast

Apple’s new iPad Mini has beastly performance, fluid iOS 12 software, and good battery life. It also looks like it came straight out of 2015, because the design hasn’t been changed. Here's our review of Apple’s 7.9-inch tablet.

HMD Global admits Nokia 7 Plus handsets sent user data to China

Nokia could be in some hot water. According to recent reports, Nokia 7 models may be secretly sending data to China without the user knowing about it. Nokia says that the issue was a software bug and that it has been fixed.

Here are the best iPad Pro keyboard cases to pick up with your new tablet

The iPad Pro range can double as laptops, but they do need proper keyboards to fill in effectively. Thankfully, there are loads to choose from and we rounded up the best iPad Pro keyboard cases right here.

24 must-have apps for rooted Android phones and tablets

Rooting your Android device opens up a world of possibilities, along with a few apps. Here are 24 of our favorites, so you can make the most of your rooted device and unleash the true power of Android.

Wring the most out of iOS with the best commands for Siri

You may not know all the things you can say to Siri -- after all, Apple never released an official list of commands for its virtual assistant. Thankfully, we've compiled a list of the best Siri commands to help you out.

Breeze through security with these checkpoint-friendly laptop bags

Getting through airport security is a drag, but your laptop bag shouldn’t be. Thankfully, these checkpoint-friendly laptop bags will get you and your gear to your destination with ease.

Flex your thumbs (and your brain) with these fun texting games

Gaming consoles keep getting more advanced, but you can still have fun with the good old Latin alphabet. Here are our picks for the best texting games, so you can make the most fun out of that limited data plan or basic cell phone.

Alpina makes its AlpinerX smartwatch even more attractive with new colors

Alpina has introduced four new colors to its AlpinerX smartwatch range, breaking the usually sporty watch out into a more everyday casual design, and given the tech a slight makeover too.