Samsung Galaxy R On Way: Shrouded By Galaxy S II

Back at the end of July, rumored news had it that a cheaper smartphone, that is, an alternative to the hugely popular Galaxy S II from Samsung, was in the pipeline. This we reported on with its possible specifications and a name of the Galaxy “R,” only to hear that the chances of this handset turning up were very slim.

But in a roundabout turn, the Galaxy R has yet again been spotted with the news this time appearing more hopeful. Samsung’s range of phones particularly that of the current Galaxy S II, has released to a mass of interested consumers and with sales figures rocketing and the US release due to hit any day now, does the Galaxy R really stand any chance?

Ok so its unfair to say that it will equal that of its sister the Galaxy S II because the specs are different but if the price is right as they say, then surely its worth considering?

According to Brad Molen over at Engadget it appears that the Galaxy R may land in just a handful of countries such as Asia and Europe, with Sweden already reaping its benefits. As to whether North America will see the new addition is still unclear.

So what features can you expect to see? Including a 4.2-inch WVGA Super Clear LCD display, it will be powered by a 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU, fast web browsing thanks to a GeForce GPU, dual 5 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front cameras, Adobe Flash Player support, 8GB memory with expansion to 32GB with microSD, Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS, TouchWiz UI which of course the Galaxy S II has and so on.

One point that we made in our last article is that the Galaxy R is rumored to be slightly more robust than that of its partner in crime the Galaxy S II. Some consumers have questioned the fragile and light feel of the new S II, so perhaps a chunkier and heavier design may appeal to many.

As to when it will arrive is something that we will have to keep you updated with, currently the Galaxy R or Z as its known is available in the country of Sweden.

What are your initial thoughts on a cheaper Galaxy R? If it does come to your country would you be tempted or will you stick with say the Galaxy S II?