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Samsung And Nvidia Announce Galaxy R For Europe And Asia

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Samsung and Nvidia have finally come together to announce the latest smartphone in the Galaxy range.

The Samsung Galaxy R is the first smartphone from Samsung to feature Nvidia’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor, which will be running at 1GHz. Also present is Nvidia's GeForce GPU, which combined with the Tegra 2 should ensure faster web browsing, better multi-tasking and smoother game play.

The phone is already available in Sweden, known as the Galaxy Z but Samsung today officially announced it would be coming to the rest of Europe and Asia very soon.

Samsung Galaxy R

The Galaxy R features a 4.2in WVGA(800x480) Super Clear LCD. It also features a 5 megapixel camera on the rear and a 2 megapixel up front. While the phone may be “only” able to capture 720p video, it can playback 1080p.

The handset will run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and features Wi-Fi, GPS, FM Radio, 8GB internal memory and support for microSD cards up to 32GB.

We are waiting to hear from networks regarding exact release date and pricing, but the Galaxy R will hopefully be considerably cheaper than the flagship Galaxy S II.

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