Samsung may be working on its first tablet with a curved screen. The company launched a phone with a curved glass display called the Galaxy Round in October, and now MovePlayer reports that Samsung is considering releasing a larger device with a curved 7 or 8 inch display that may be called the Samsung Galaxy Tab Round.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Round

Some folks consider curved displays on smartphones to be a gimmick, while others seem to accept the claims that they’re contoured to fit the curves of your face when making calls and your posterior when they’re sitting in a pocket. I’m not really sure why you’d want a tablet with a curved display unless you really want something that looks different from the competition.

It’s possible that a Galaxy Tab Round might be a bit more damage-resistant than a typical tablet. Curved glass displays are actually made of flexible glass, so they can be bent a bit without breaking. But that’s about the only benefit I can think of.

Curved display tech has been pretty popular at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show — but primarily in big screen televisions, where the curve gives you a bit of the 3D effect you get at an IMAX movie theater. Or at least that’s the promise… but unless you have a really big TV, you’re unlikely to notice.

via Notebook Italia

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8 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Tab Round could be a well-rounded tablet (literally)”

  1. The ultimate product should be the whole tablet body can be bended / flexible. But too bad the motherboard,.etc are not possible yet to do that. So vendor desperate measure is to make it curve to justified the high price tag that they sell. Then they can put into their advertising “See i use the latest flexible glass !” LOL.

    Btw once the technology reach that state where the body of Mobile phone or tablet can be fully bended then the durability become so good that the demand of new phone will decrease. Then their business will drop. I think they also not stupid to make a very durable product that totally cannot break.

    I just changed my iphone 4s LCD glass and power button yesterday. And i saw literally piling of broken LCD glass ,casing ,..etc there, Mostly are iphone and samsung. So i guess the more our devices broken, the better money those greedy vendor will earn as majority of us don’t want to fix our electronic equipment and just buy a new one.

  2. Could a curved screen help reduce glare on a glossy screen? (I don’t know — just throwing this question out there.)

  3. i think this technology is going to turn out to be a gimmick,,,not to mention it will be a lot more moola…but people have to make up their own minds

  4. The only other advantage I can come up with is that they may be slightly easier to pick up from the table…

    1. And if you keep it in your front pocket it will conform to your leg.

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