Samsung Announces Its First Tegra 2 Powered Smartphone – The Galaxy R

Samsung has added a new phone in its Galaxy line up. The new phone, called the Galaxy R, is Samsung’s first smartphone powered by the Tegra 2 processor.

Samsung announced that the Galaxy R will be available in Europe and Asia. There is no mention of a North America release yet. The phone is already available in Sweden under the name Galaxy Z.

Although a very powerful smartphone, the Galaxy R is not as powerful as Samsung’s flagship device – the Galaxy S 2. Here are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy R:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread with TouchWhiz 4
  • Tegra 2 dual core processor (1GHz)
  • 4.2-inch SuperClear LCD screen
  • Screen resolution of 480×800 pixels
  • 5 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera
  • 720p video recording and 1080p video playback

Here is a hands on video of the Samsung Galaxy R:

[via Engadget]

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