Samsung Galaxy R official – NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 4.2 inch display, & 5 megapixel camera goodness

Samsung and NVIDIA have just officially announced the Galaxy R, the latest handset in the Galaxy family. Sporting a 4.2 inch Super Clear LCD display, NVIDIA’s blazing fast Tegra 2 dual-core processor, and 5 megapixel camera, the Galaxy R is a slightly modified variant of the Galaxy S 2 that will likely ship with a lower price tag when it debuts.

Known as the Galaxy Z in Sweden, where it’s currently available now, the Galaxy R only slightly differs from the Galaxy S 2. While it’s basically impossible to call anything with the Tegra 2 CPU low-end, the Galaxy R is slightly thicker, swaps out the Super AMOLED Plus display for the Super Clear LCD, and a couple of other tweaks that keep the handset as powerful as possible, all while bringing the price down. Of course, we have no official pricing to speak of, so nothing is set in stone.

The Samsung GALAXY R features:

  • Tegra 2 super chip
  • 4.19″ WVGA Super Clear LCD touchscreen
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system
  • 720p HD video capture and 1080p Full HD playback (Divx, WMV, MP4, H.264 B/P only)
  • Built-in memory of 8GB and support for 32GB Micro SD
  • Size: 125.7 x 66.7 x 9.55 mm
  • Weight: 131 grams

The Galaxy R is expected to land in North & Eastern Europe, South East & West Asia, Middle East Asia, and China in the near future, with no word on US availability at the moment.

Check out the quick hands-on video and press release after the break!

  • With a dual core Tegra 2, it’s can the handheld gaming systems like 3DS and PSV?

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