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.
Back in September, Samsung announced the Android powered Galaxy Player 50. The folks living in UK will soon be able to enjoy their favorite tracks on the Galaxy Player, since this device is currently up for pre-order at the Amazon UK. This device runs on the Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS and it will compete with popular music players such as iPod Touch and Microsoft Zune. This device was previously showcased at the IFA 2010.
Samsung Galaxy Player sports a 3.2 inch wide touchscreen display, Android 2.1 OS, Drag & Drop operation, Virtual keyboard and so on. This device allows you to access more than 200,000 apps from the Android Market. Galaxy Player is available in 8 GB and 16 GB variants. It also features a micro SD card slot and changeable battery. You can even play contents in this device without the need to convert files, as it comes with DivX.
Galaxy Player comes with the DNLA technology, which allows you to share multimedia contents wirelessly. If you are living in the UK, then you can pre-order the 8 GB variant of Galaxy Player for £149.99 or the 16 GB variant for £179.99. This device will release on January 7, 2011.
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Samsung recently announced the Android powered Samsung Galaxy Player (YP-GB1). It will compete with popular music players such as iPod Touch and Microsoft Zune. Galaxy Player has almost all the features of Galaxy S except the cellular connectivity. It comes with Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS and it will allow you to access more than 100,000 apps from the Android Market. This device will be showcased at the upcoming CES 2011.
Galaxy Player features a 4 inch Super Clear LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1GHz processor, Android 2.2 OS, 3.2 megapixel rear camera, HD (720p) video playback, VGA front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, SoundAlive audio enhancing technology, T-DMB, microSD card slot, Android Market, Samsung App store, 1200mAh battery and more.
Samsung Galaxy Player will be available in three sizes – 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB. The price and availability of this handset is still unknown. Samsung is also expected to unveil two new entry-level Android PMPs like YP-G50 and YP-GB70. Stay tuned for more updates.