Samsung Galaxy R is the latest smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy family, which is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. Tegra 2-based smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S2, Motorola Atrix, and Droid 2 are known for their great capabilities of HD video playback and HD video recording. Similarly, on the Samsung Galaxy R, you can also expect the same capabilities of HD video recording and playback.
The Samsung Galaxy R smartphone is capable of full HD 1080p video playback, recording video at HD 720p quality and offers great gaming performance. The handset is said to be a cheaper version of the Samsung Galaxy S II and is equipped with a smaller 4.2-inch 800×480 Super LCD screen instead of Super AMOLED Plus.
It runs Android 2.3 as the OS. Other goodies are a 5-megapixel camera, an internal storage of 8GB that’s expandable via microSD card slot for up to 32GB, WiFi, GPS and FM radio etc. It weights 131 grams and comes in dimensions of 125.7 x 66.7 x 9.55 mm.
The Galaxy R has just been officially announced for the US market. A video is included below showing the handset in action.