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Samsung officially announce the Galaxy R smartphone

Samsung has taken thew wraps off another one of the company’s new Android powered smartphones, this time it’s the Galaxy R.

The phone had made an unofficial appearance a while back and went by the name of the Galaxy Z, although now Samsung have decided to formally announce the device which is a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy SII.

The Galaxy R will feature a 4.2-inch Super Clear LCD, and like the Galaxy SII it will also be running on a dual-core processor along with Android 2.3, you will also get 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, with the option of expanding it up to 32GB using a microSD card. The camera has been downgraded to 5MP for still images and 720p when recording videos, although the Galaxy R will still be able to play 1080p video. When it comes to connectivity, the Galaxy R features Bluetooth 3.0, HSPA+ and also Wi-fi 802.11n.

Samsung have not mentioned anything about when the device is expected to launch, although as soon as we have more info, you can be assured that we’ll let you know.

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