The Samsung Galaxy R may not have a US release just yet but its already popping up across Europe and is due to hit Asian stores soon too. This 4.19-incher offers a dual-core Tegra 2 Cortex-A9 processor from the folks at Nvidia and runs at 1GHz clock speed. This Geforce accelerator will provide super fast web page rendering and enhanced graphics performance for gaming. RAM comes in at 1GB and internal storage starts at 8GB but can be increased by an additional 32GB thanks to a microSD expansions slot.

Display resolution provides a crystal clear 800×480 pixels. The candybar handset also offers a 5MP camera with auto focus and 720P video capture. Theres also one in the front for video calling. At present the phone sports Android 2.3 Gingerbread as it’s OS of choice and makes use of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. The built-in media player will provide support for such codecs and formats as MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MPEG4, H.263 and DivX. The phone is currently available in Sweden and will be known in most territories as the Galaxy Z. Check out the press release below for more details on the Samsung Galaxy R.

NVIDIA and Samsung Expand GALAXY Smartphones with New GALAXY R Smartphone

World’s Largest Android Smartphone Maker Ships First Tegra-Powered
Super Phone

Santa Clara, Calif. ­- Aug. 10, 2011-NVIDIA and Samsung Electronics announced the latest GALAXY smartphone, the GALAXY R, which sports a 4.19-inch screen, features the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile super chip and the Android 2.3 (also known as Gingerbread) operating system.

Samsung’s GALAXY smartphones are among the world’s most popular handheld devices.

The GALAXY R gives more consumers the opportunity to enjoy the never-before-seen experiences enabled by Tegra, the world’s first mobile processor with a dual-core CPU. The GALAXY R also features a GeForce™ GPU for fast Web browsing with hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash Player support, full HD video and console-quality gaming.

Using the GALAXY R, consumers can multitask efficiently, surf the Web quickly with fast-loading pages and Flash-based content and enjoy HD movies. They can also access Tegra-optimized games through the Tegra Zone app on Android Market.

“Samsung’s newest super phone shows off Tegra’s multimedia power, and is a great example of what consumers expect from one of the world’s top phone makers,” said Michael Rayfield, general manager of NVIDIA’s mobile business.

The GALAXY R features:
· Tegra 2 super chip
· 4.19″ WVGA Super Clear LCD touchscreen
· Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system
· 720p HD video capture and 1080p Full HD playback (Divx, WMV, MP4, H.264 B/P only)
· Built-in memory of 8GB and support for 32GB Micro SD
· Size: 125.7 x 66.7 x 9.55 mm
· Weight: 131 grams

The GALAXY R is available in Sweden, and is coming to other regions soon, including North & Eastern Europe, South East & West Asia, Middle East Asia, and China.


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