Samsung Launches Galaxy Round NFC Smartphone

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Samsung has launched the Galaxy Round, a high-end NFC smartphone with a curved 5.7-inch Full HD display which will go on sale in Korea for KRW1,089,000 (US$1,000).

The curved design and Galaxy Note 3-like stitched leather back cover make it easier to grip. It also offers a new feature called Round Interaction, allowing users to see information such as missed calls and battery life while the handset is locked, by tilting it towards them when it is on a flat surface.

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quad-core processor, the Galaxy Round runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.

Both 13 megapixel rear and front-facing two megapixel cameras are included along with NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a USB 3.0 connection.

No international availability has been announced.