Jul, 18 2011

Looks like our Android brothers overseas are getting another great Samsung phone. What you are looking at is essentially the Galaxy Z we showed you guys a few weeks back, only according to Cnet, it’s being dubbed the Galaxy R. The phone is about as close as you can get to a Galaxy S II just — more like a Galaxy S 1.9.

Screen size on the device is 4.2-inches (just .1-inches shy of the GS2), an SLCD display (as opposed to GS2’s SAMOLED Plus) and a dual-core processor that’s rumored to be an Nvidia Tegra 2 (GS2 is using Samsung’s Exynos). Oh- and on the back you have a 5MP camera capable of shooting at up to 720p (GS2 is packing 8MP with 1080p video recording). The phone is also said to be a smidgen thicker than the Galaxy S II.

It looks like Samsung neatly shaved off the highest specs on their Galaxy S II and I’m assuming it will translate in the phone’s pricing. I definitely wouldn’t call this device a mid-level phone as it clearly shares many of the specs as some of our high-end phones here in the U.S.

Carrier and pricing has yet to be announced so we’ll have to wait and see if the Galaxy R will be significantly cheaper than the Galaxy S II or just a smidgen. Word on the street is you can look forward to this device launching by the end of this month so we might not have to wait very long to find out.

[Via Cnet]

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