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A Tegra 2 dual-core chip by NVIDIA will power the Samsung Galaxy R, which will be the first on the Galaxy series to come packed with the said processor. Other smartphones under the Galaxy line came packed with a Hummingbird Cortex-A8 processor. The Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor Exynos chipset.
The Tegra 2 chip will deliver intense graphics, GeForce-style, enjoyed on the Galaxy R’s 4.2 inch SC-LCD capacitive touch screen, offering 480 x 800 pixels of resolution. This will make the phone ideal for playing hardcore games. The phone will come with pre-loaded games that will show off its prowess in game graphics. The smartphone will also come with 8 GB of onboard memory, which will be ideal for storing your media. It will come with a 5 MP camera that can record videos in HD and a 2 MP front-facing camera for video calls. It will run the Android version 2.3 Gingerbread (no surprise here).
The Samsung Galaxy R is now available in Sweden, but it is unknown when the smartphone will be coming to the UK. Samsung did say that the smartphone will be launched in Asia and Europe soon. Some said that the phone would be coming by the end of July. Since July has already passed, we’re hoping that we get to see the handset sometime this month.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Samsung’s current flagship the Galaxy S2, you might find it in the Galaxy R. The phone comes with a slightly smaller 4.2 inch display compared to the S2’s 4.3 inch touch screen. Although slightly smaller, it does not fall short on resolution. It also comes with a slightly weaker dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz per core.
When it comes to the phone’s built-in camera, it comes with a 5 MP camera compared to the S2’s 8 MP. One thing we can say about the R is that it does not look anything like Apple’s iPhone 4 or any other smartphone by the Cupertino firm.
Now let’s take a look at the newly discovered features. The Galaxy R comes with a games hub, a social hub, a music hub, and a reader hub. This will make gaming, social networking, music downloads, eBook reading, and magazine purchasing more convenient and entertaining.
Sadly, the Korean tech giant Samsung has not made it official if the smartphone will ever make it to the UK. This is disappointing, but not surprising, since it would take away the focus from the Galaxy S2. Nonetheless, we’re still hoping the Galaxy R lands in the UK. It’s a great alternative if you don’t want to pay too much for the Samsung Flagship.
Samsung has just released the official pictures of the Samsung Galaxy R. Upon first glance, you will notice that the handset looks strikingly similar to Samsung’s current flagship the Galaxy S2. However, if you take a closer look you will be able to spot a few differences.
First of all, the up and coming smartphone sports a 4.2 inch touch screen compared to the 4.3 display on the S2. However, despite the slightly smaller display, it does offer the same 480 x 800 pixels of resolution. Although a bit heavier and thicker, it is still light and slim. It is 9.5 mm thick and weighs in at 135 grams.
Another difference is the 5 megapixel camera compared to the S2’s 8 MP camera. This offers HD video quality in 720p. The S2 offers 1080p. The R also comes with a 1.3 front-facing camera.
The R comes with s slightly less powerful dual-core processor. It is powered by a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H dual-core processor. The S2 is powered by a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor Exynos chipset with a Mali-400MP GPU.
The phone comes with Kies Air, a web-based application that allows you to remotely control the Galaxy R. It gives you remote control over the smartphone via your PC’s browsers. Via Wi-Fi you can edit photos, send SMS, and so much more without having to have the phone at hand.
The Samsung Galaxy R is expected to hit stores towards July’s end. We’ll keep you posted once we know more.