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.
The Galaxy R features a 4.2in WVGA(800×480) 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
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
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.