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.