Samsung Galaxy R was in the news for past few days and it is said to be the brother of Samsung Galaxy s2 which has many similarities with Galaxy S II, but it is designed to be a cheaper version of the Samsung Galaxy S II.
Now Samsung officially announced Galaxy R which will be available for sale in Europe at the end of July and will be available globally after few months of its launch in Europe.
Although Galaxy R shares many similarities with Galaxy s2, but it differs from its big brother in some ways. It has a slightly smaller 4.2-inch screen with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, compared to the Galaxy S 2’s 4.3-inch display and it has Super LCD display rather than a Super AMOLED display.
Samsung Galaxy R powered with 1GHz Tegra dual core processor runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and has features like 5 megapixel camera on the back that shoots 720p video, while a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front handles video calling and much more.
Samsung Galaxy R Specifications :
- Display: 4.19” WVGA Super Clear LCD
- Processor: 1 Ghz Tegra 2 Dual Core Application Processor
- OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Network: HSPA ＋ 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mb EDGE/GPRS Class 12
- Connectivity: Bluetooth technology v 3.0 ＋ HS; USB 2.0 HS; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; Wi-Fi direct
- Sensor: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope
- Memory: 8GB Internal memory ＋ microSD (up to 32GB)
- Camera: Main(Rear): 5 MP, AF with LED Flash; Front: 1.3MP
- Video Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264/H263.Sorenson/Divx/Xvid/VC-1
- Playback : Full HD 1080p@30fps(Divx, WMV, MP4, H.264 B/P only)
- Recording : HD 720p@30fps
- Audio Codec : MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC＋, eAAC＋, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, AAC(Mono)
- Music Player with SoundAlive EQ, Music Recognition
- 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
- Value-added Features: Samsung Apps; Samsung Kies 2.0; Samsung Kies air; Samsung TouchWiz; Samsung L!ve Panel UX
- Social Hub: Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Unified Inbox; Basic: POP3/IMAP Email & Google Talk IM
- Readers Hub
- Music Hub
- Game Hub
- Voice Solution
- Find My Mobile
- Size: 66.7 x 125.7 x 9.55mm, 131g
- Standard battery: Li-Ion 1650 mAh
- Talk Time: 580 min(3G)
- Standby Time: 550 hours (3G).
Watch Galaxy R Video Demo :
“The year 2011 is turning out to be a great year for Samsung as the leader in smart mobile devices. I am very pleased that the GALAXY R will boost our leadership and add up to the industry’s most comprehensive Android smartphone portfolio that we already have.” said Hankil Yoon, Vice President of Smartphone Product Planning Group in Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. He added: “Consumers are looking for stylish, premium devices with high performance as well as long battery life, and the GALAXY R meets these requirements in every way.”
Price & availability :
The price of Samsung Galaxy R has not been announced and it will be available from end of July in Europe and then it will be rolled out globally including South East & West Asia, Middle East Asia and China.