NVIDIA And Samsung Announce The GALAXY R Tegra-Powered Super Phone

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News Posted: Wed, Aug 10 2011 3:26 PM

NVIDIA and Samsung announced the latest GALAXY smartphone known as the GALAXY R. This smartphone will feature a 4.19-inch WVGA Super Clear LCD and will utilize the NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile super chip. The GALAXY R will run on Android 2.3. In addition to a dual-core CPU, the GALAXY R will also have a GeForce GPU. Although the GALAXY R is only available in Sweden at this time, we're hopeful it will come to our shores soon. NVIDIA and Samsung have said the phone will come to other regions, most notably to parts of Europe, parts of Asia, and China.

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, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/10/2011 -- 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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LauRoman replied on Wed, Aug 10 2011 5:45 PM

It's available in sweden at what price?

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Hummm................... This could change the way I feel about the Galaxy S 2.

I'll be looking for a review on this unit.

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Dave_HH replied on Wed, Aug 10 2011 11:59 PM

Going to try and get one in ASAP for review! :)

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Thanks Dave I'll be interested in the battery life and seeing what Tegra 2 has to offer.

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