Nvidia, Samsung release new Galaxy phone

Galaxy R runs on Nvidia Tegra 2 super chip, Android Gingerbread

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Nvidia, Samsung release new Galaxy phone Samsung and Nvidia have released the Samsung galaxy R, which runs on the Nvidia Tegra 2 chip.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  August 17, 2011

Nvidia and Samsung have released the latest Galaxy smartphone, the Galaxy R, which features a 4.19-inch screen, the Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile super chip and the Android Gingerbread operating system.

The Nvidia Tegra 2 chip is the first mobile processor with a dual-core CPU and the Galaxy R also features a GeForce GPU for fast web browsing. It also has hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash Player support, full HD video and console-quality gaming.

Users can access Tegra-optimised games through the Tegra Zone app on the 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 phone ahs 720p HD video capture and 1080p Full HD playback, a built-in memory of 8GB and support for 32GB Micro SD.

The Galaxy R is available in Sweden, and is coming to other regions including the Middle East soon.

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