Samsung Unveils The Galaxy Player 5.8; For People Who Thought The Galaxy Note Was Too Mainstream

Samsung may have lost the battle to Apple in the court and have to shell out more then a bullion $ for patent¬†infringement, but this has not stopped the company from releasing senseless, new Galaxy products. Today, the Samsung factory has churned out the Galaxy Player 5.8 sporting a 5.8-inch (duh!) LCD with a paltry qHD (960×540) resolution for a 16:9 aspect ratio, ideal for watching movies.

While the company did not mention anything about the processor or RAM of the media player, it did mention the Android 4.0 and TouchWIZ skin running on the device along with some other specs such as the 16/32GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth 4.0, and a beefy 2500mAh battery.

Like all the recent tablets from Samsung that don’t look like the iPad, the Galaxy Player 5.8 also has its speakers in the front making them so much more useful.

The press release from Samsung does not mention anything about the pricing or the release date of the device, which should be available at IFA later this week.

Samsung Galaxy Player 5 Priced at $269.99

Samsung had launched the Samsung Galaxy S Player 4.0 and 5.0 in the beginning of May, but they hadn’t announced any pricing details.

Today, the price of the 8 GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy Player 5 was revealed through the Best Buy Mobile app.

The Galaxy Player 5 is priced at $269.99 for the 8 GB version. It is exactly identical to the original Galaxy S, except that it doesn’t support any calling features and doesn’t offer EDGE/3G. It also has a bigger 5 inch S-LCD display and comes with 2 cameras – a 3.2 MP primary camera and a VGA camera for video conferencing. It also has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

It comes with Android 2.2 Froyo, but will be updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It will also offer support for Android Market.

There is also the 4 inch version available – the Galaxy Player 4, which will likely be priced lower.

With the Galaxy Player, Samsung will compete directly with the iPod Touch. It will probably be available soon now.

Samsung Galaxy Player 5