Samsung Galaxy R is Now Official

Samsung Galaxy R is now official after being renamed from Samsung Galaxy Z

Everybody meet Samsung Galaxy R, previously known as Samsung Galaxy Z before it became official. Samsung Galaxy R is Galaxy S II’s little brother. It looks like Galaxy S II but with lesser feature.


samsung galaxy r i9103 specifications and price

The Samsung Galaxy R is also known as I9103 is a “downgraded” version of Samsung Galaxy S 2 i9100. Galaxy R is expected to be cheaper and target consumers who wants a Galaxy S II but could not afford one.

What’s the difference between Galaxy R and Galaxy S II?

  • Galaxy R is slightly thicker, with a thickness of 9.55mm as compared to 8.49mm of Galaxy S II.
  • Camera is also downgraded from 8 megapixels to 5 megapixels.
  • Front-facing Camera is also downgraded to 1.3 megapixels instead of 2 megapixels.
  • Video capture in Galaxy R is down to 720p instead of 1080p in Galaxy S II.
  • It has also a slightly smaller display of 4.19″ as compared to Galaxy S II’s 4.3″ display.
  • Galaxy R uses WVGA Super Clear LCD screen while Galaxy S II has Super AMOLED display.
  • The Galaxy R comes with a new dual-core Tegra 2 processor which replaces Samsung’s 1.2GHz Exynos.
  • Galaxy R is made out of both metal and plastic giving it a more solid feeling compared to Galaxy S 2.
samsung galaxy r front view samsung galaxy r back view samsung galaxy r back open

Check out Galaxy R Specifications below:

  • Processor: Dual-Core 1GHz ARM Cortex A9
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce Tegra 2 chipset
  • Memory: 1GHz RAM, 2GB ROM
  • Built-in Storage: 8GB
  • Memory Expansion: microSD/microSDHC up to 32GB
  • OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Display: 4.19” WVGA Super Clear LCD (480×800 pixels)
  • Camera: 5 Megapixels Auto Focus w/ LED Flash
  • Front Facing Camera: 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Video Capture: 1280×720 (720p @ 30fps)
  • Video Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264/H263.Sorenson/Divx/Xvid/VC-1
  • Playback : Full HD 1080p@30fps(Divx, WMV, MP4, H.264 B/P only)
  • Audio Codec : MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, AAC(Mono)
  • Music Player with SoundAlive EQ, Music Recognition
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Network: HSPA + 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mb EDGE/GPRS Class 12
  • Network: EDGE, HSUPA 5.76Mb, HSDPA 21Mb, GSM 850 900 1800 1900
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth technology v 3.0 + HS; USB 2.0 HS; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; Wi-Fi directGPS with aGPS support
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope
  • Dimension: 125.7mm x 66.7mm x 9.55mm
  • Weight: 131g
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1650 mAh

Samsung Galaxy R has been released in Europe, that’s why some tech blogs in Europe have already reviews of the said smartphone. Galaxy R will soon arrive in the Philippines and is expected to be here by Q3 of 2011.

As for Samsung Galaxy R price here in the Philippines, no word or details yet. But it’s sure to be cheaper compared to Galaxy S II.

Watch this Samsung Galaxy R demo video:



2 responses to “Samsung Galaxy R is Now Official”

  1. pravakar das Avatar
    pravakar das

    Features and functions of Samsung Galaxy R is same Samsung Galaxy S II. Galaxy R designed in 5-megapixel camera. The important feature of Samsung Galaxy R is 7 side-scrollable panes, so that we can easily zoom in/out text and images.

    1.  Avatar

      If I can’t get a Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy R would definitely be an option. ^_^

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