Last month, a down-spec’d version of the Galaxy S II – Galaxy Z – was announced by Three Sweden. The phone was only intended for the Sweden operator 3.
Today, Samsung has announced another variant of the Galaxy Z, aimed for the markets of Europe and Asia dubbed as the Galaxy R, which is similar to the Z.
The Galaxy R is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, and packs 8GB of internal memory. The R also sports a 4.19-inch S-LCD screen, with WVGA (800×480) resolution.
The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera with an LED flash, which is also capable of recording videos at 720p HD resolution. The phone is also capable of playing back 1080p HD videos.
Other key features of the phone include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0+HS, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi direct, 3.5mm audio jack and a bunch of sensors. The R is powered by a 1650mAh battery, which is capable of powering the phone for nearly 550hours in 3G on standby mode.
The Galaxy R runs on the latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI running on top of it. The phone is expected to hit the retail stores of Europe by mid-August. Sammy did not mention anything about the pricing of the R.