Coming soon: Samsung Galaxy R, not quite the Samsung Galaxy S II

Coming soon: Samsung Galaxy R, not quite the Samsung Galaxy S IICorpus Christi. A few weeks ago Nokia was sticking its beak in every second news story, and now we’ve got the third item of the day concerning Samuel “Sammie” Samsung.

Our transatlantic cousins are still awaiting the Samsung Galaxy S II, but according to CNET, us lucky devils in the UK are about to receive yet another high-end Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

Somewhat confusingly, the prolific South Korean manufacturer has gone with the name Samsung Galaxy R, but let's be clear - it’s technically superior to the Samsung Galaxy S. In fact, for all intents and purposes, it’s really a Samsung Galaxy S 1.9.

The Samsung Galaxy R has a 4.2in display (a whole 0.1in smaller than the Galaxy S II), with the same 480x800 resolution. There’s a 5MP shooter on the rear (compared to 8MP on the S II), and 1.3MP on the front for video calls.

It’s not clear what clock speed we’re looking at, though the Samsung Galaxy R will definitely be dual-core. For the record, the Samsung Galaxy S II boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

Despite those marginally-more-modest specs, the Samsung Galaxy R is in fact heavier and thicker. However, if – as CNET suggests – that’s down to the metallic back, subsequently lending to a more solid-feeling device, that’s fine by us.

The Samsung Galaxy R is expected before the end of the month. Yowser.

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JohnnyUtah  Jul. 19, 2011 at 18:03

Maybe it will finally have the NFC Samsung have been teasing us with regarding the Galaxy S2 for so long.

shuwaz  Jul. 20, 2011 at 12:43

ordered my SGS2 yesterday anyway! :p

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