Samsung Announces Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 For Gamers

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

Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.2 Product Specifications



1 GHz Processor


4.2” WVGA(480×800) IPS TFT


Android 2.3(Gingerbread)


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


Music Player with SoundAlive
Front Stereo Speaker
3.5mm Ear Jack


Features & Services

Premium EA Games preloaded
– Need For Speed Hot Pursuit

Samsung Apps

Samsung Hub
– 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 Handsfree


Bluetooth technology v 3.0
USB 2.0
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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source: samsungmobilepress

About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.