With the depreciation of the Rupee and its widening difference with respect to the Dollar and the Euro, we saw the prices of the Xperia Active go up considerably. We also mentioned how the Samsung Galaxy R arrived online for a disappointingly high price. Now, however there’s some extremely good news for people wanting to buy that smartphone. Online portal, Flipkart is selling the Galaxy R at Rs. 20,999, which is around 20 percent of its original price, Rs.26,990.

The Galaxy R

The Galaxy R

Here are some of the highlights for the Samsung Galaxy R once more –

  • 4.19-inch SC-LCD, capacitive touchscreen
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS with A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 720p video recording with Full HD video playback
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Secondary front facing camera
  • 8GB Internal storage
  • Memory expandable to 32GB via MicroSD card
  • 3.5 mm audio jack

The Galaxy R is a stripped down version of the Galaxy S II. The screen is a Super Clear LCD, instead of the Super AMOLED Plus and the size is 4.19 inches. It’s heavier as well at 135g. Other changes include 8GB of storage (16GB on the S II), no Wi-Fi Direct, 5MP shooter with 720p video recording and a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, instead of the Exynos. At Rs. 20,999, the Galaxy R looks like a much more affordable phone, now.

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