Samsung and NVIDIA joined forces today to unveil the newest member of the Tegra 2 family, the Galaxy R. As Samsung's newest addition to the Galaxy line, The 'R' is sure to make its namesake proud, with some pretty powerful specs under the hood:

  • 4.19 inch WVGA Super Clear LCD display
  • 1GHz Tegra 2 processor
  • 5MP rear camera, 2MP front cam
  • 8GB built-in storage with microSD slot
  • Android 2.3 with TouchWiz

Of course, since it's packing the Tegra 2 processor, not only will it bring outstanding performance to the table, but access to exclusive games and other apps in The Tegra Zone. Have a look at NVIDIA's hands-on with the device to get a better idea of what it's capable of:

Unfortunately, this handset won't be hitting US soil, as it is currently only available in Sweden, with North and Eastern Europe, South East and West Asia, Middle East Asia, and China availability coming soon. Check out the press release below for more info.

NVIDIA and Samsung Expand GALAXY Smartphones with New GALAXY R Smartphone

World’s Largest Android Smartphone Maker Ships First Tegra-Powered

Super Phone

Santa Clara, Calif. ­— Aug. 10, 2011—NVIDIA and Samsung Electronics announced the latest GALAXY smartphone, the GALAXY R, which sports a 4.19-inch screen, features the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile super chip and the Android 2.3 (also known as Gingerbread) operating system.

Samsung’s GALAXY smartphones are among the world’s most popular handheld devices.

The GALAXY R gives more consumers the opportunity to enjoy the never-before-seen experiences enabled by Tegra, the world’s first mobile processor with a dual-core CPU. The GALAXY R also features a GeForce™ GPU for fast Web browsing with hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash Player support, full HD video and console-quality gaming.

Using the GALAXY R, consumers can multitask efficiently, surf the Web quickly with fast-loading pages and Flash-based content and enjoy HD movies. They can also access Tegra-optimized games through the Tegra Zone app on Android Market.

“Samsung’s newest super phone shows off Tegra’s multimedia power, and is a great example of what consumers expect from one of the world’s top phone makers,” said Michael Rayfield, general manager of NVIDIA’s mobile business.

The GALAXY R features:

· Tegra 2 super chip

· 4.19" WVGA Super Clear LCD touchscreen

· 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

The GALAXY R is available in Sweden, and is coming to other regions soon, including North & Eastern Europe, South East & West Asia, Middle East Asia, and China.