Samsung Galaxy R to Forward Galaxy Lineage in UK First

July 19, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Another member of the Galaxy family arrives from the house of Samsung. The company is holding onto a new smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy R.

Like its siblings, this handset features the same squarish body and flat central home button flanked by a menu and back button. But the similarity ends there.

The new boy’s got a slightly smaller screen at 4.2-inch when compared to the S II’s 4.3 – inch display. But the resolution is same at 480×800-pixels, and because of the smaller screen, the Galaxy R might get a sharper image.

The device is slightly stockier than the S II but it’s surprisingly thin and light to handle. It weighs 131g and the dimensions scale to 67 x 126 x 9.6mm.

The metallic back cover might contribute to the extra weight but that shouldn’t be so bad, as the cover adds a solid touch to the otherwise plastic feeling of the Galaxys.

The company hasn’t divulged the processor speed, only hinting that it will be dual core. It will pack a 5 Megapixel rear shooter with 720p video recording and a 1.3 Megapixel front cam for video chats.

Memory shouldn’t be a problem as the Galaxy R is generous with 8GB of built-in memory and a 32 GB expandable microSD memory card slot. Samsung has also bundled the device with a web based tool called Kies Air.

This allows the phone to be controlled remotely. Users can connect their phone through a web browser on a computer of the same WiFi network.

Using this, you can send text messages, edit your photos and do other stuff. There are also softwares for voice control and an online “find my mobile” service that lets you track, ring, lock or wipe your phone remotely.

Such cool specs and we don’t get to lay our hands on them. This boy will first touchdown in UK soil by July end.

Samsung hasn’t given word on a US release yet, but we hope it’ll be in soon.

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