Samsung Galaxy R, an alternative to cheaper iPhone 5
July 21st, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy R

Samsung has officially unveiled its new handset the Galaxy R yesterday which seems to be similar to the Galaxy Z, revealed some time back. However, the company will not offer Galaxy Z in the UK.

The Samsung Galaxy R is a cheaper version of the Galaxy S2 which is set to be positioned as an alternative to more affordable version of the iPhone 5.

The Galaxy R comes with a screen bigger than the Galaxy S and smaller than the Galaxy S2. However, all the three handsets come with WVGA resolution. Also, the R is thicker and slightly heavier due to the metallic back.

It features a 5-megapixel rear camera coupled with HD video recording capabilities and a front facing camera of 1.3-megapixel for video conferencing. It is also anticipated that the Galaxy R will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC rather than the Samsung Exynos 4210.

The handset will also pack onboard storage of 8GB, Wi-Fi, a microSD card reader as well as Samsung’s own user interface alongside Android Gingerbread. Users can control the Galaxy R remotely using a new feature called Kies Air.

The Galaxy R is expected to be released by the end of July with a price tag ranging between the Galaxy S and the S2, probably around £350.

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