5″ Samsung Galaxy S WiFi is now available in the UK

Samsung announced its UK launch of the Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 yesterday. This 5″ personal media player, reminiscent of the company’s Galaxy line of phones, is powered by a 1GHz single-core TI OMAP processor and runs Android Gingerbread 2.3 with TouchWiz UI on top. Still no official word on pricing.

Check out the press release right after the break.


Available in both 5.0” and 3.6” the Galaxy Wi-Fi offers a powerful multimedia experience

10th October, London, UK – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announced the availability of the Galaxy Wi-Fi multimedia device. Available in two sizes – the 5.0” is available now and the 3.6’’ version will be in the shops from November.

The Samsung Galaxy Wi-Fi device offers a powerful multimedia experience along with internet connectivity all packed into a portable and stylish package. Providing the entertainment and Wi-Fi capabilities of an Android smartphone, without the monthly cost commitment, the Galaxy Wi-Fi gives you a camera, music, access to over a hundred thousand apps, Social Hub and much more.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “With the Galaxy Wi-Fi we have created a device that allows consumers all the fun and freedom of our other Android Galaxy devices. Consumers can choose from thousands of exciting apps and communicate with friends using the Social Hub or even services such as Skype. The different size options mean there is something for everyone.”

Featuring a 1GHz OMAP processor and running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) the Galaxy Wi-Fi provides an easy to use, versatile interface which supports a wide variety of video and audio formats. ‘SoundAlive’ provides users with the ability to adjust sound levels to fit the song they are listening to or the film they are watching ensuring an amazing audio experience at all times. Using the Wi-Fi connectivity users can chat with friends and family in numerous ways including Google Talk and the Social Hub.

Users can access hundreds of thousands of applications through Google’s Android Market and Samsung Apps. The device’s Wi-Fi connectivity also enables superior content management as well as the sharing of content with other devices. Users can backup songs, videos and other files onto their PC without needing to install a program or even needing to plug the device in, thanks to the WiFi connection.

Launch Markets, Availability & Price

The 5.0” device is available in store and online now whilst the 3.6” will be coming to the UK in November 2011.

About the Author: Jim Farmer

Originally from Mathews Virginia, Jim is now residing in Newport News where he attends Christopher Newport University, majoring in Computer Science. He interns with NASA Langley by day, and scours the internet for Android News by night. In his free time, he enjoys stand-up paddle-boarding, pwning on XBOX Live, coding, or hanging out with his favorite gal in the world, Morgan. His hero is Dean Kamen, you know, aside from Andy Rubin, and as for politics he’s for Open Source, Net Neutrality, and Unlimited Data.