We've all long known that curved smartphones were coming, it was just a matter of when. Yet once Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Round, the hot dog shaped device still managed to catch us off guard. Quite frankly, the handset from Samsung's South Korean competitor, the LG G Flex, which is curved from top-to-bottom (rather than left-to-right) looks more like what we had in mind when we thought of curved screens. The first set of images we shared were credible, but they didn't reveal much. Now Argentinian broadcaster Telefe has thrown up a hands-on video of the device, and journalist Federico Ini has shared with the Verge far more detailed photos of the device.

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The G Flex, with its 6-inch display, has a slightly larger screen than that offered on the Galaxy Round. If the latter has much in common with the Galaxy Note 3, the former borrows heavily from the G2. Like that device, the G Flex comes with a 13MP camera, and it relegates the power button and volume controls to the back.


I'll admit, we were hard on the Samsung Galaxy Round when it was revealed earlier this month. Ryan called the thing a taco, and as Jeremiah put it, "it looks like someone took a regular phone and left it in the microwave for about 20 seconds too long." But we're willing to keep an open mind. What do you think - do you prefer the curvature found on the Samsung Galaxy Round or the LG G Flex? Since neither device is scheduled for release anywhere outside of South Korea, we've provided a poll below. Most of you may never get to vote with your wallet, but you can still share your thoughts.

Which type of curved smartphone would you prefer?

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Source: The Verge