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Samsung unveils Galaxy R phone

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced the new Samsung Galaxy R mobile, which is their first Nvidia Tegra powered handset with a cut-down set of features from those found in the flagship Galaxy S II – all whilst still running from Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3.

Nvidia’s dual-core 1GHz Tegra processor has been adopted by Samsung for their ‘Tab’ tablet devices, where now the company has included the CPU inside of a mobile phone.

This chipset also includes the GeForce graphics processor, for fast web browsing and hardware-accelerated Adobe flash support with full HD video and console gaming quality.

Samsung’s Galaxy R arrives with a 4.2-inch Super Clear LCD screen, whereas the Galaxy S II sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with tough gorilla glass.

The dimensions between the two handsets aren’t all that different nor are their appearances, with the Galaxy S II coming in at 125.3mm in height, 66.1mm wide and 8.5 mm thin where the new Samsung Galaxy R is 125mm in height, 66mm wide and 9.5 mm thick.

The Galaxy R only arrives with a 5 megapixel camera that's capable of 720p video recording, with 8GB of internal storage, although the Samsung Galaxy S II shipped with an 8MP variant and full 1080p HD video capture with 16GB on-board.

Samsung hasn’t made public any prices as yet for the Galaxy R, but One Mobile Ring believes the phone will undercut the cost of the Galaxy S II, when it arrives later on this year in North & Eastern Europe, South East & West Asia, Middle East Asia and China.

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