Samsung Galaxy R now available in India, but price is INR 27438

In line with our previous reports, Samsung seems to have started selling Galaxy R in the Indian market. Although the official launch announcement hasn’t come, we have reports from normal stores as well as online retailers like Flipkart that Galaxy R is finally in India.

But you will be disappointed to hear the pricing; it is being sold for INR 27,438, despite previous assumptions that company might price it aggressively.  With this pricing, Samsung India is not giving consumers any reason for opt for Galaxy R over Galaxy S II, which can easily bought for fewer than 30K now.

Samsung Galaxy R differs from S2 in display quality, display size(not much), primary camera, video recording quality, thickness, internal memory and processor, but still the price difference between two devices is only 1.5K at max, if you can try you get Galaxy S II even cheaper.

Any takers for Samsung Galaxy R?

Thanks for the tip Kulbhushan.

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21 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy R now available in India, but price is INR 27438


    (February 20, 2012 - 3:21 pm)

    The price of this phone has come down like anything. It was 19100 rupees, but isn’t available anywhere.. 🙁 its a good phone..


    (February 13, 2012 - 12:14 am)

    The price has come down to 21000 rupees now, but its not available in most of the palaces. Went to Samsung Smart Phone Cafe and they told me that this is not in production anymore… 🙁 Any issues ?


    (October 12, 2011 - 5:20 pm)

    I suppose almost everyone’s failed to notice that this is the MRP and not the RP.


    (October 12, 2011 - 1:34 pm)

    If i can spend 27,500 rupees I can definitely afford 2 more Thousands for a better handset. galaxy r will be a disaster with this sad that i waited for 3 months for this handset…


    (October 12, 2011 - 11:14 am)

    is it safe and secure to buy gadgets from ebayindia?


    (October 11, 2011 - 8:12 pm)

    Why would anyone buy Galaxy R when LG Optimus 2X is available for much less?


    (October 11, 2011 - 7:24 pm)


    By providing all good features fr Samsung galxay S2, n removing thm fr Galaxy R.. indirectly they r targeting to reduce Nvidia market in Chip buisness

    if u go through th specs, u will gt to knw tht though Nvidia chip is capable of 1080p, they r reducing th video recording capabiylty to 720p..


    (October 11, 2011 - 12:46 pm)

    What the dirty price is this, it will working in market if it is available below 22k


    (October 11, 2011 - 1:22 am)

    well what attracts me to this mobile is the tegra2 processor which is supposed to be a superior GPU compared to the mali400 on s2. tegra2 has a lot of support in the android market. I have been waiting for this mobile for a while now! But the price is a killer, no ty i will go for s2, no tegra but the s2 is much much better than R, better screen, better CPU, better camera.

    Sa Boy

    (October 10, 2011 - 11:49 pm)

    I had plans for this phone. At this price, no way! no way!


    (October 10, 2011 - 11:29 pm)

    Epic Phail. Other than uninformed buyers no one would buy this one over the SII,


    (October 10, 2011 - 11:06 pm)

    The price is on higher side bcoz its just launched otherwise if price doesn’t go down, this device is going to be a big failure. Obviously, People will go for SII for better specs.
    Good Morning Samsung!


    (October 10, 2011 - 8:41 pm)

    the price should fall within a month just like the nexus s


    (October 10, 2011 - 8:26 pm)

    Sorry Samsung !!! S-II was for around 24k in for one particular day, past week. Noone will be interested for this.


    (October 10, 2011 - 8:25 pm)

    Just like what LG did with it’s optimus black(overpriced).


    (October 10, 2011 - 8:25 pm)

    Just like what LG did with it’s optimus black(overprised).

    kartik nadar

    (October 10, 2011 - 6:55 pm)

    the price will fall very soon because of market pressure


    (October 10, 2011 - 6:37 pm)

    This is ridiculous man !! how can they price galaxy r at such a huge price…and someone here pls help me if this is the mobile which has nvidia tegra2 chip….


    (October 10, 2011 - 5:18 pm)

    lol.. Samsung is pricin mobiles like HTC..


    (October 10, 2011 - 4:50 pm)

    WTF! SII on ebay for 27,850 + (Gifts on festive season) who would buy this yaar 🙁


    (October 10, 2011 - 4:40 pm)

    No way, if samsung are pricing it that high,, there is no point in buying it.. as u get a lot with samsung SII and it available for around 27,000 on in the deals of the week section.. so samsung should lower the price to around 20,000 range if they want to sell it in serious numbers !

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