Monday, 1 August 2011

Samsung Launches Galaxy R smartphones

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy R smartphone. The phone had leaked a while back, known as the Galaxy Z back then  but it’s only now that Samsung has come clean with it.

The specifications are a 4.2-inch Super Clear LCD, unlike the Super AMOLED Plus on the Galaxy S II. It will also be running on a dual-core processor. Although Samsung does not specifically mention which processor it is we know for a fact that it is the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, which may not be as good as the Exynos but still packs a punch. It retains the 1GB RAM from the Galaxy S II and will have 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB using micro SD cards.
The camera has also been downgraded and can now capture 5 megapixel still images and 720p videos but the Galaxy R can still play 1080p videos. Connectivity includes HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 support. The Samsung Galaxy R runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1650mAh Li-Ion battery.
No exact date has been mentioned regarding the launch but Samsung says the Galaxy R will be released in Europe by the end of July and will eventually be rolled out globally.
The Typical Specs  are: -
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA
Announced 2011, June
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, Q3
Size Dimensions 125 x 66 x 9.5 mm
Weight 135 g
Display Type SC-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.2 inches

- TouchWiz UI
– Multi-touch input method
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Touch-sensitive controls
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Gyroscope sensor
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 8 GB storage
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
Data GPRS Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 + HS
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Video-calling, geo-tagging
Video Yes, 720p
Secondary Yes
Features OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 AP20H chipset
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes
Colors Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

- SNS integration
– Digital compass
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Adobe Flash support
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh
 Stand-by Up to 620 h
Talk time Up to 9 h