by Will Park

Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone family just got a little bit bigger with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy R. Let’s take a quick hands-on look at this new Tegra 2-powered super phone.

Samsung has outfitted the Galaxy R with a 4.19-inch Super Clear LCD display (at 800×480 resolution), the latest version of Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” OS and, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. That means the Galaxy R also sports a GeForce GPU that handles HD video recording and playback and crunches out console-quality Android games.

With Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” OS on deck, the Galaxy R takes advantage of all the latest Android features right out of the box. That means you get access to Google Music beta, the new Android Market, snazzy 3D effects in Google Maps, and the subtle-yet-significant text selection tool (seriously, it makes a huge difference when fixing typos).

And, when you want to get your game on, the Tegra Zone app serves up a collection of Android games that NVIDIA has helped optimize for the Tegra 2 chip.

Watch the quick hands-on tour of the Galaxy R below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Mai/1373561919 Kevin Mai

    That’s one SEXY phone…
    *clears throat*
    The innovations of today’s technology never cease to amaze and change the world

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately the Exynos version is better on the whole. Naturally, the next iteration of Tegra will pass it, but at the moment, Exynos tops it.

  • Will Park

    Too true. The pace of technological development is exciting, to say the least.

  • Will Park

    Looking forward to Project Kal-El, lukem33p. These are exciting times for Tegra.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Ironically, that’s the one that doesn’t go into all of the typical Anandtech details. For instance, the NEON instructions made a big deal on other benchmarks. 


    It’s unfortunate that NVidia chose not to include NEON, but that’s the way it goes for this iteration. You are correct, though, that NVidia produced a superior GPU. That is not a question. Once they get deeper into the market (this is their 2nd ARM platform) the traditional NVidia performance skyrocket will ensue.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately in that regard, I will be looking a couple generations beyond, as I am locked into a nice Droid X2 and its Tegra2. Haven’t exactly regretted the phone itself though =D

  • http://twitter.com/compusmartfl CompuSmart

    This gadget is a must have,  the dual core gives it  an amazing advantage over the others cell phones out there!!!

  • http://www.otogaraj.net Otogaraj

    The phones are getting smarter day by day. Great developmnet and great phone.

  • Will Park

    Great phone, indeed. Thanks for your support!