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Nvidia and Samsung have announced the Samsung Galaxy R, now available in Sweden but coming soon to more of Europe and Asia. It's a bit of a departure from what we're used to here in the states when we hear the words
Samsung Galaxy


, as the R packs Tegra 2 innards, a Super Clear LCD, and
Gingerbread


out of the gate. We don't yet have the full specs, but here's what has been announced:
  • Tegra 2 CPU
  • 4.19-inch WVGA Super Clear LCD touchscreen @ 800x480
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system
  • 720p HD video capture and 1080p Full HD playback (Divx, WMV, MP4, H.264 B/P only)
  • Built-in memory of 8GB and support for 32GB Micro SD
  • Size: 125.7 x 66.7 x 9.55 mm
  • Weight: 131 grams
Along with that Tegra 2 chip comes access to NVIDIA's experience in gaming, evident with any of the games from the
Tegra Zone


app. And while many folks love Samsung's AMOLED screens, there are a lot of people who prefer a nicely done LCD. Of course we have to wait until we get to play with a Galaxy R, but from the video above it looks like another winner. I can totally see hours of Galaxy on Fire 2 HD in quite a few futures. Check the video above, and the press release is after the break.

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