Samsung Galaxy R set to spread the S2-lite love (video)

Samsung Galaxy R set to spread the S2-lite love (video)

Samsung’s more affordable version of their hugely successful Galaxy S II smartphone looks to be getting closer to a release date.

Known as the Galaxy R, the slightly mini-me version of the S2 eschews some of the high end features of its bigger brother but still makes up a fairly formidable package.

Samsung Galaxy R set to spread the S2-lite love (video)

Galaxy R specs

The Galaxy R  looks almost identical to the S2, but packs a slightly smaller 4.2-inch screen but with the same 480×800-pixel resolution, while the CPU shifts down a gear from the S2’s 1.2 GHz dual-core processor to a 1GHz dual-core number.

We’re not really sure you’d notice the difference in everyday use, but a slightly slower CPU will certainly help bring the price down.

Camera downgrade

A more noticeable downgrade is the camera, which drops down from 8 megapixels to a more modest 5MP (still with 720p HD video recording), while the onboard memory is reduced to a still-generous 8GB built in, with up to 32GB additional storage being offered via the microSD memory card slot.

There’s support for Samsung’s Social/Readers/Music/Game Hub gizmos, and there’s also Wi-Fi, GPS, and a FM Radio onboard.

The Galaxy R weighs in at 131g and measures up at a slender 67 x 126 x 9.6mm, and should be hitting the streets any time soon.

Check out the video below for a tour of what’s in store.

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