Samsung Galaxy S2 hasn’t been launched in United States yet sells are like hot cakes all over the world. The sale of the handset has reached 5 million units which is a remarkable peak. However if you go with its price in the market you would get it for $ 620 which I thing is a bit high price. The Samsung has recently launched a cheap variant of S2 in the form of Galaxy R.
The Samsung Galaxy R is a mid-range model featuring a 4.2 inches Super LCD display screen with capacitive touchscreen capable of displaying 16 million colours. The screen size is 480 x 800 pixels with multi-touch, accelerometer and proximity sensor. The TouchWiz User Interface provides Samsung live Panel with 7 home screen for easy navigation straight from the home with few clicks.
Thanks to Android, Samsung Galaxy success continuous. It has Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the latest dual core 1 Ghz ARM Cortex A9 processor with Tegra 2 AP20H chipset. The hardware is good to provide you with unmatched experience.
Samsung Galaxy R includes a 5 mega pixel camera with autofocus and you would be happy to see LED flash in this handset. It also includes a secondary VGA camera on the front side which can be used for video calls and as a webcam.
The handset is 3G HSDPA compatible and it has various data connectivity options through Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It includes Wi-Fi hotspot by which you can tether the incoming data stream over a network up to 5 connections allowed. Moreover it gets the latest version of Bluetooth V3.0 + HS providing data transfer speed of up to 24 Mbit per second. It includes A GPS support which can be pretty helpful for navigation.
From the entertainment point of view, you would be happy to see the playback of Mp4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.263, H.264 video codec playback and Mp3, Wav, eAAC+ audio playback. It includes document editor with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF editing. It includes a Stereo FM radio with RDS. When Android is a Google property you get preloaded apps like Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration. The inclusion of Adobe Flash support will provide smoother streaming of videos in YouTube. With Social Hub you can streamline your email, SMS, IM and SNS information into a unified inbox and interact faster.
With 1650 mAh Lithium ion based rechargeable standard battery you which provides a standby time of 620 hours and 9 hours as talk time is good enough to ensure that your battery doesn’t dry up for a day.
The handset weights 135 grams and holds in your hand perfectly. Only techies can make out the difference between Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy R because the handset looks identical.
There is no word said on Samsung Galaxy R on its availability worldwide and on the price details too. If Samsung is serious about the new sibling of S2 then it has to be priced moderately keeping in mind the other handset. We can expect this handset to be available by the end of August 2011 and expected to be priced at less than $ 350.