Samsung Formally Announces Galaxy R

Previously rumored as the Galaxy Z, Samsung has officially announced a lower-cost high-end alternative to its Android flagship Galaxy S II smartphone known as the Galaxy R. The Galaxy R will be powered by a dual-core chip, presumably the NVIDIA Tegra 2, instead of the Galaxy S II’s dual-core Exynos CPU, and will pack in a 4.2-inch Super Clear LCD display rather than the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus on the flagship. Both devices will feature 1 GB of RAM and room for expandable memory; the Galaxy R will also feature 8 GB internal memory.

Unlike the 8-megapixel camera that can record 1080p HD video on the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy R’s camera is more in line with last year’s Galaxy S as it features a 5-megapixel still camera that’s capable of 720p HD video capture. The Galaxy R, though, thanks to its more powerful dual-core chip than last year’s Galaxy S, can decode 1080p video.

The device will initially be deployed first in Europe and Samsung is hoping for a worldwide roll out later. It’s unclear if the Galaxy R will make it to the U.S.

The Galaxy R will feature Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

Via: GSM Arena

Comments

  1. Ryan Rampersad says

    Would this be eventually possible on a prepaid plan? If it’s low high end, it might be like what Virgin Mobile did with the Triumph.

  2. Anonymous says

    I just paid $22,87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38,76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62,81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

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