Today we talk not about the immanent launch of the Galaxy S III—personally I’d give it a week of media all to itself, but I’m not calling the shots at Samsung—but instead we present a second awesome new device from Sammy. The Samsung Galaxy R—for “Royal”—was announced this morning, destined for Samsung’s home country of South Korea.
Rather than try to directly compete with the mainstream Galaxy S III, the Galaxy R is aimed at the high-end smartphone crowd. It features a more sophisticated design—and size, appearing with a modest 4.2-inch screen, instead of a 4.8-inch behemoth—and very respectable specifications. Notice the classic white body and polished accents.
The screen has a 960 x 540 pixel count, and the camera is decent at 5MP. The goods are powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU and a 2000mAh battery—you should be good to Twitter, Instagram, and play your choice of high-tasking games all day, and in style no less. And of course Samsung has included the obligatory Ice Cream Sandwich variant of TouchWiz.
All this power and style will set you back about $600, assuming you can get your hands on one. Right now the Galaxy R Style has only been announced as a South Korean LTE phone, but I’m sure it will find its way elsewhere before too long.