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Samsung Galaxy R Style Unveiled in South Korea

It’s another addition to Samsung’s already huge arsenal of Android powered phones, and it’s headed to South Korea. Galaxy R Style has just been revealed, and it joins the elite club of devices running on Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung chose to release the phone at an unusual juncture, having recently revealed the Galaxy SIII, which definitely has more firepower than Galaxy R. The Galaxy R Style is quite similar to SII, with a few additions here and there.

The phone is powered by a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has a 4.3 inch AMOLED display. The most advertised feature of the phone is definitely the 4G LTE connectivity, which is also its most exciting feature. Otherwise the phone is a regular Samsung device with nothing in particular to look forward to. The device borrows the design factor of the Galaxy R released in 2011, and is being released in white color. The body is 9.78 mm thick and 128 x 64.5 in size, and houses a reasonably large 2000 mAh battery which is quite welcome because of the battery drain expected due to 4G connectivity. The phone is up to date in terms of other hardware specifications such as Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC connectivity.

One of the biggest disappointments of this phone is its camera, which is a mere 5 megapixel, which is below par considering the competing handsets from other manufacturer. The phone has 16 GB of internal onboard storage available to the user.

Galaxy R Style will be available in South Korea from next month. Samsung has not revealed any plans of releasing it elsewhere so far. In Korea, the phone will be priced at $594 and will be available on three carriers.