Galaxy R comes equipped with a 4.19-inch Super Clear LCD screen and a dual-core processor, which offers the ability to record 720p HD video and to play 1080p Full HD (Divx, WMV, MP4, H.264 B/P) at 30fps.
New Samsung device is equipped with a 5MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP on the front. It has an internal memory of 8GB, which can be extended to 32GB by using a microSD memory card.
On the connectivity, the handset comes with Bluetooth 3.0 HS and USB 2.0 support. The Dual Channel Wi-Fi connection is also included as standard.
Besides using the intuitive Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform, Galaxy R also includes Samsung Hubs, which provides access to content anytime, anywhere and provides continuing connectivity with users’ social circles.
Hubs included are:
• Social Hub – combines contacts, calendar and user’s e-mail with instant messaging and social networking connections, all within an easy to use interface that gives you control of social life everywhere.
• Music Hub – provides access to over 14 million tracks, new and old, which transforms Galaxy R in your own jukebox.
• Readers Hub – allows users to access whenever and wherever a large library, consisting of over 2.3 million books, 2,000 newspapers and 3,000 magazines in a variety of languages.
• Game Hub – offers a great experience for both fans of gaming and mobile gaming enthusiasts.
Samsung has improved the functionality of their new smartphone by including a number of other functions like Samsung Voice Command, an intuitive voice recognition service that allows hands-free control.
Voice recognition feature gives users the ability to listen to their offline written messages and to respond with voice, while the calls, the e-books and other functions, can be started by a voice command.
The Koreans have also included the L! ve Panel function, providing the ability to customize the main screen and improve the visual experience with 3D effects.
The “Find My Mobile” function allows users to locate, call, remotely block the device and to activate the call history when the smartphone is lost or stolen. This function removes the worries about losing the device or some confidential data.
The phone comes with a battery of 1650 mAh, which provides autonomy of 580 minutes of conversation and 550 hours in standby.
Galaxy R will be available from July in Europe and will be included successively in global markets, including Asia.