Samsung Announce The New Samsung Galaxy R Android Phone

Samsung have announced the new Samsung Galaxy R android phone, coming to Sweden, North & Eastern Europe, South East & West Asia, Middle East Asia, and China.

The phone will be running the Tegra2 CPU with a 4.2" SLCD screen. It's not quite as powerful as the Galaxy SII, but it still packs a punch, and should be available at a cheaper price as well. Definitely something to consider, especially if you fancy playing some of the great Nvidia games being released.

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.