Samsung Galaxy R announced for “North and Eastern Europe”

Samsung’s Tegra 2 powered reworking of the Galaxy S II phone IS getting a wider launch across Europe, with Samsung and Nvidia announcing the dual-core Galaxy R phone’s existence today after a rather clumsy and poorly-handled series of internet leaks.

There’s still a bit of vague wording concerning which precise countries will receive the hardware, though, with the manufacturers saying the Galaxy R will arrive in “North & Eastern Europe, South East & West Asia, Middle East Asia, and China”.

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The UK is fairly north. We might get it. Here’s the press release:

NVIDIA and Samsung Expand GALAXY Smartphones with New GALAXY R Smartphone

World’s Largest Android Smartphone Maker Ships First Tegra-Powered Super Phone

Santa Clara, Calif. ­- Aug. 10, 2011-NVIDIA and Samsung Electronics announced the latest GALAXY smartphone, the GALAXY R, which sports a 4.19-inch screen, features the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile super chip and the Android 2.3 (also known as Gingerbread) operating system.


Samsung’s GALAXY smartphones are among the world’s most popular handheld devices.

The GALAXY R gives more consumers the opportunity to enjoy the never-before-seen experiences enabled by Tegra, the world’s first mobile processor with a dual-core CPU. The GALAXY R also features a GeForce™ GPU for fast Web browsing with hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash Player support, full HD video and console-quality gaming.

Using the GALAXY R, consumers can multitask efficiently, surf the Web quickly with fast-loading pages and Flash-based content and enjoy HD movies. They can also access Tegra-optimized games through the Tegra Zone app on Android Market.
“Samsung’s newest super phone shows off Tegra’s multimedia power, and is a great example of what consumers expect from one of the world’s top phone makers,” said Michael Rayfield, general manager of NVIDIA’s mobile business.

The 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 available in Sweden, and is coming to other regions soon, including North & Eastern Europe, South East & West Asia, Middle East Asia, and China.

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  1. Andy C

     /  August 10, 2011

    What an odd announcement? But it looks ok for a Samsung phone I guess.

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  2. I really just want the Galaxy SII I have seen reviewed on multiple tech sites, I don’t want anything changed on it, give me the same Exynos processor, same body design, and the same 3g speeds. If they want to sell a a phone with different specs then sell it as a different phone. I love what I have read about this phone thus far and have been waiting for almost a year to replace my original droid, I don’t want to make extra for LTE, speed I would rarely take advantage of. Just sell what you have already advertised Samsung.

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