Tegra-Infused Samsung Galaxy R Announced for Asia and Europe


You have heard the rumors. You have seen the videos. You have known it as the Samsung Galaxy Z in Sweden. Now, the handset is coming to Europe and Asia. The Samsung Galaxy R and its NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor are official. The phone’s spec sheet reads like a watered down Galaxy S II with a 4.2-inch Super Clear LCD display, 5MP rear and 2MP front camera, and Android 2.3 draped in Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. Exact release details and pricing have been saved for a later date, but the Galaxy R will be hitting numerous regions in the coming weeks including the UK, China, and almost everywhere in between.

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. I’m really so happy that the rest of the world now has two SGSII variants and the US has none. Here we are near mid August and no SGSII in the US. Not even a hint of a release date. Nothing, nada, zip. It really is unbelievable.

    As far as I’m concerned, sammy has 20 days to release it. If its not here, i’m going HTC.

    1. I find responses like yours funny, Samsung has sold over 5 mil of these phones without availability in the U.S..You really think they care if take Mr.dcyamaha from the Phandroid forums takes his business somewhere else? They don’t even know you exist, your not hurting them. Samsung will continue to do their numbers regardless.

      1. I was about to say the same thing, it’s really no big deal to Samsung. If you want a good device be patient and wait for it, or you can complain and settle for something that’s not as good.

  2. I don’t know Samsung has some kind of problems…First it was with updates for the US…Now they just cant release a phone…The sgs2 has been out for over 4 Months!!! Its sad really…And don’t blame it all on the carriers it is both their faults… Unbelievable

    1. It has nothing to do with Samsung. Heck, if AT&T wanted the SGSII they could have gotten it without making ANY modifications. It is COMPLETELY the carrier’s fault.

  3. its a HUGE problem for samsung because if you’ve been reading, posts like mine are becoming the dominant theme.

    1. Yeah right the second this phone is released the in the states same people whining and crying will be the same peolpe flocking to get it. I heard the same crap last year when everyone was proclaiming to never buy a Samsung phone again because of the slow updates.Fast foward a year later and the same folks got their pantys in bunch because the Galaxy S2 can’t get to the U.S. fast enough.

  4. Galaxy S3 will be released by the time the U.S even starts promoting the damn Galaxy S2. Its sad to see how fast the rest of the world advances in mobile technology yet we’re stuck here in the states with nothing but stripped down, bloatware having versions of what once was a great device. One thing Apple did right from the beginning was not allowing asshole carriers to ruin their device, one thing Google and Android should have learned from Apple.

  5. hell, im waiting for the next nexus. screw the sgsII. i am in canada and could get it but from what i hear with how much better the nexus prime with be it should be worth the wait!

  6. Ill just get the Sammy GS2 to hold me over til the rumored Nexus Prime specs and info are released. Us waiting for the SGS2 is no different than those waiting for th Bionic. Problem is…the Bionic has been known about since Feb and its release date pushed back substantially!

  7. Really hope this won’t be the USA version…maybe that beefed up version rumored for T-mobile will be the USA GSII version for the other carriers (plus a Verizon 4G LTE radio for us on Big Red).

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