Samsung takes the wraps off the Galaxy R smartphone

30 July, 2011

Samsung has finally officially announced the Galaxy R smartphone. The phone had leaked a while back, known as the Galaxy Z back then and we even managed to do a hands-on with it but itís only now that Samsung has come clean with it.



The specifications are same as before. It will have a 4.2-inch Super Clear LCD, unlike the Super AMOLED Plus on the Galaxy S II. It will also be running on a dual-core processor. Although Samsung does not specifically mention which processor it is we know for a fact that it is the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, which may not be as good as the Exynos but still packs a punch. It retains the 1GB RAM from the Galaxy S II and will have 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB using micro SD cards.

The camera has also been downgraded and can now capture 5 megapixel still images and 720p videos but the Galaxy R can still play 1080p videos. Connectivity includes HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 support. The Samsung Galaxy R runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1650mAh Li-Ion battery.

No exact date has been mentioned regarding the launch but Samsung says the Galaxy R will be released in Europe by the end of July and will eventually be rolled out globally.

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  • AnonD-73881

The phone is available in malaysia?? I want to buy this phone..and how about the price in malaysia??

  • AnonD-18975

Gosh! can u guys stop arguing over nokia and galaxy.... Dont u guys see the nokia guy is just pulling a fast one to make every1 hyper... n hell yeah it worked.. rofl... all r fighting now... :D

  • karl

FYI: u can play TEGRA games with SGS2. I have all the TEGRA games in my SGS2. Just a few tweaks will do the trick.