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Samsung Galaxy R Announced

Submitted by on July 29, 2011 – 5:32 pm 4 Comments

Samsung has finally announced the much-awaited Galaxy R smartphone. This handset is the stripped down version of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. This handset was earlier known as the Samsung Galaxy Z. The Galaxy R runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a 4.19 inch WVGA Super Clear LCD display, 1 GHz Tegra 2 processor, 5 megapixel camera and much more. This handset also features the Samsung’s “Find My Mobile” functionality, which allows you to track, ring or remotely lock the device, when the smartphone has been misplaced, lost or stolen.

“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.”

Samsung Galaxy R Specifications:

  • 4.19 inch WVGA Super Clear LCD
  • 1 Ghz Tegra 2 Dual Core Application Processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • Samsung TouchWiz 4.0 UI
  • 5 megaixel camera with AF and LED Flash
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • Full HD (1080p) video playback
  • Music Player with SoundAlive EQ
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Samsung Kies air
  • Social Hub
  • Music Hub
  • Game Hub
  • Find My Mobile
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Up to 580 min talk-time
  • Up to 550 hours standby time
  • 1650 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy R comes with the Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub and Game Hub. You can access more than 14 million tracks from the Music hub. This handset also allows you to read more than 2.3 million books, 2,000 newspapers and 3,000 magazines, thanks to the Readers Hub. The price of this handset has not been announced yet. Samsung Galaxy R 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.

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Omkar Dutta is a 19yrs old Technology Blogger from Mumbai, India. He is currently studying Bachelor of Management Studies. He loves to check out latest software, mobile phones and web services. Currently he writes for Fone Arena,Techie Buzz and Tech PP. You can follow him on Twitter @0mkarr

  • http://twitter.com/raghupro Raghu Prodduturi

    And this is a cut down version? It still seems like a powerhouse!! If at all its priced in 20k range then it will capture the market like anything!

  • Suresh KUmar

    when this mobile launch in India  pls tell and what will be the cost of it?

  • Varun M4all

    i agree it can be a really good buy any idea on price range though?

  • Guest

    Hope its priced within 15K to 20K in India. Then it will definitely be a blockbuster…!!