As Mobile World Congress officially kicks off, Samsung is showing off some unique devices. One interesting, or perhaps confusing, device is the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2. Similar to their Samsung Galaxy S WiFi from last year, this device comes without phone radios, but also adds an improved sound system called SoundAlive, which delivers “great sound either through a front stereo speaker or headphones“. The rest of the specs seem pretty ho-hum.
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread (really?)
- 4.2-inch display
- 8.9 mm thick
- 512MB of RAM
- 8GB or 16GB versions
- 1 GHz processor
- 1500 mAh battery
- 2MP rear camrea
- VGA front-facing camera
- Gyroscope sensor
It will come pre-installed with EA’s Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, which is what makes it a gaming device I suppose. I don’t know. After the Galaxy Note 10.1 announcement, this just seems rather dull in my opinion. Maybe if the price is right it could make a splash since it’s still a decent mid-level device. But when I hear “gaming” attached to the marketing of a device, I expect specs that are at the very high end of the spectrum, not a list that looks like last year’s models.
Full press release after the break.
Game On With Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.2
February 27, 2012
Samsung introduces GALAXY S WiFi 4.2, the best of Android experiences with powerful gaming on the go. This experience is further enhanced with the device’s superior SoundAlive audio system, offering great sound either through a front stereo speaker or headphones. A gyroscope sensor enables the user to control the device by moving it, providing truly engaging and intuitive gaming.
The GALAXY S WiFi 4.2 is exhibited at Samsung stand (Hall 8), Mobile World Congress 2012. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.
Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.2 Product Specifications
1 GHz Processor
4.2” WVGA(480×800) IPS TFT
Main(Rear): 2 Megapixel Camera
Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call
Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9
Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV
Playback/ Recording: HD@30fps, VGA@30fps
Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, WMA, WAV, OGG
Music Player with SoundAlive
Front Stereo Speaker
3.5mm Ear Jack
Features & Services
Premium EA Games preloaded
- Need For Speed Hot Pursuit
- Social Hub
- Readers Hub*/ Music Hub*/ Game Hub* (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
Samsung AllShare Samsung SmartView: Smart TV remote control application GoogleTM Mobile Services
- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,
Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
Bluetooth technology v 3.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Gyroscope , Accelerometer, Digital compass
8/16GB User memory + 512MB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)
124.1 x66.1 x 8.9 mm, 118g
Standard battery, Li-ion 1,500mAh
* Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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