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Samsung Galaxy R coming to the UK

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Samsung Galaxy R coming to the UK
Samsung officially announced the Galaxy R which features a 4.2-inch Super LCD display, a dual-core processor and a surprisingly metal backing rather than the usual plastic found on other Samsung devices.

Samsung puts out some great handsets but we can all agree that their build quality doesn’t always ooze high-end like HTC’s does. The plastics they use allow their phones to be thin and light but don’t give you that sense of sturdiness. Seeing Samsung use a brushed-metal backing on a device is nice little surprise, despite the fact that it will cause the Galaxy R to be slightly thicker and heavier than its other Galaxy family members.

We know that the Samsung Galaxy R has a dual-core processor running the show behind the scenes, but we do not know if it is the Exynos processor like the Galaxy SII or the Tegra 2 like so many other handsets use. On the back of the smartphone is a 5 megapixel camera while a 1.3 megapixel shooter perches itself on the front.

The Samsung Galaxy R will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on-board. Samsung has also layered it with their latest version of the TouchWiz user interface. The phone should be available in late July, although pricing is yet to be announced. We've already got the Samsung Galaxy R for a preview which will be coming very soon, but in the meantime feel free to tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Electronista

Samsung Galaxy R coming to the UK
Samsung Galaxy R coming to the UK


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posted on 19 Jul 2011, 08:55 1

1. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 400; Member since: 24 May 2011)


even with the reduced features its still better dan most phones..

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 09:12 1

2. droid.rv (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


awesomeness..!! :)

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 10:46

3. Andry (unregistered)


sounds like Samsung Galaxy Z...

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 04:51

9. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


It is the Galaxy Z, they just silently renamed it to R
I wonder why though

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 11:03 3

4. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Come on Samsung! Why only a 5MP camera and why didn't you use that AMOLED that you're so proud of??

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 04:53

10. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


*sigh* it's SUPPOSED to be a CHEAPER variant of the SGS II
If they used an 8 mp camera and AMOLED screen it would be the SGS II
please, do a LITTLE research before posting

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 11:15 4

5. userious (unregistered)


because if they'd put in a 8mp camera and amoled screen i't be a GALAXY S 2 and there wouldnt be any point to release this one you dumbass

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 11:48 3

6. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


I agree with what you said but there's no need to call him a dumbass...

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 12:03

7. WM6.5Sucks (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


ROFL!!!

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:54 1

8. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


The build quality of the GS2 leaves much to be desired. I have mentioned it several times before and it's implied in this article. But instead of making a sturdier phone with the same great features, they made a half baked one!

You'll understand what I mean when you get to touch a GS2 in real life and not just read about it! :-p

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