Samsung unveils phone with curved screen

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Samsung (SSNLF.PK) has launched the Galaxy Round, the world's first mobile phone with a curved display.

The handset is more of a "symbolic product," says analyst Nam Dae-jong, as it doesn't have many new unique features, other than its shape. However, he does see the phone as a "step forward for having unbreakable gadgets and flexible devices eventually."

The Round's display is 5.7", and it will enable users to more easily check information such as missed calls when the screen is off.

Samsung intends to initially launch the Round in South Korea, although there's no word of its plans for other countries.