August 10, 2011 | by Charles West
Today, Samsung officially announced its latest smartphone line with the Galaxy R, a slightly smaller version of the company’s top selling handset, the Galaxy S II. This announcement shouldn’t really come to anyone’s surprise, in fact, we covered news about this device a few weeks ago, known as the Samsung Galaxy Z.
Judging by its specifications, the phone appears to have high-end components with mid-range features, suggesting that it will be priced less than the Galaxy S 2, check details as indicated below:
- 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor with GeForce GPU
- 4.19 Super Clear LCD touchscreen, 800×480 resolution
- Google Android 2.3 with Samsung TouchWiz UI
- 5 megapixel rear camera with 720p HD capture, LED flash; 2 megapixel front camera
- 1080p Full HD playback (Divx, WMV, MP4, H.264 B/P only)
- 8 GB Internal memory; support for 32GB Micro SD card
- Size: 125.7 x 66.7 x 9.55 mm
- Weight: 131 grams
There are a couple of less impressive features on this Galaxy R. One huge difference is the lack of Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen, the colors will not pop off the screen. In addition, the new R’s video capture is also limited to 720p resolution. But there are some good things, like that snappy Tegra 2 processor on board for all your gaming pleasures.
There should be no debate as to the roll Samsung has been on. The Korean electronics company has seemingly owned the summer, grabbing all the headlines with its Galaxy line. With the Galaxy R, targeting a more price conscious consumer is a smart move on the part Sammy.