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Keeping track of the Galaxy R and S II Doppelgangers

Images of the Samsung Galaxy R have now started to appear on the Internet, along with one or two videos as well. This has now started to cause some confusion, as it is a Galaxy S II doppelganger. If you were to see these phones on their own, then it would be hard to tell them apart. However, it is only when you have the two side-by-side that you can keep track of both of them.

The two are very similar, hence why we have called these handsets doppelgangers. We recently reported that the Galaxy R has a 4.2-inch LCD display, whereas the S II has that 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen. The difference in quality will be noticeable when you have the two in front of each other, for the average user the R will be more than up to the task for playing videos, games or viewing photos.

Taking photos will be a huge difference, as the R will have a 5-megapixel shooter and the S II or S2 an 8-megapixel. It will be the CPU where things will be a little different; one will have the NVIDIA Tegra 2, while the other will come packing Samsung’s Exynos 4210 processor. If you thought the gap between the two was big with hardware now, then wait until a little later in the year, as there will be a new version of the SII, which will come with NFC and a much faster processor.

You may already know some of this, but it is the two videos below that we are now interested in, as we have not seen the R and S II in video next to each other before. We could see Samsung coming under fire with the Galaxy R, as it looks very much like the iPhone 4 — just look at those curved edges. The R is a little thicker, so will come as a relief to some, as they felt that the S II was a little too thin and fragile.

The first video looks over all the differences between the R and S II, whereas the second video offers a demo of the cheaper Galaxy handset. There is no talking in this video, but you will get to see the new Android phone in action. Talking of Android, IntoMobile believes that you should hold off buying a new Android phone, as Ice Cream Sandwich will be out soon, so new handsets will come pre-installed with this.

Now we are not certain why they say this, as we have seen in the past how long it takes to rollout a new version of Android to not only old handsets but new ones as well.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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