Samsung and Nvida have confirmed the newest addition to the Galaxy handset range: the Android Galaxy R which includes 4.19-inch screen and Tegra 2 dual-core chip.
Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the Galaxy R marks the first time Samsung has included a Tegra 2 dual-core processor on any of its handsets (the Galaxy S has a dual-core Samsung chip) enabling users to access optimised games via the Tegra Zone app. The processor has been paired with a GeForce GPU for fast web browsing, 720p HD video capture, 1080p video playback and native Flash support
Michael Rayfield from NVIDIA comments:“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,”
Despite the addition of the Tegra chip, the use of VGA Super Clear LCD instead of Super AMOLED technology makes it out as a cheaper handset than the Galaxy S II. Unsurprisingly it’s slightly bigger, measuring 125.7 x 66.7 x 9.55 mm, compared 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm and weighs 131g to the Galaxy S2’s 116g. Elsewhere, built-in memory of 8GB can be expanded via a microSD slot
The Samsung Galaxy R UK launch date has yet to be confirmed, although it’s available in Sweden now and coming to other regions soon.