Could This Galaxy S III Look-a-like be the New Galaxy Media Player?

If this isn’t Samsung’s newest Galaxy Media Player then honestly, we don’t know what it is. It looks as if it’s sharing the bezel and overall design of the Galaxy S III while also sharing most of the same widgets and applications. The new media player will rock an eye-popping 5.8 inch screen – a full inch larger than the Galaxy S III (measured diagonally).  However, it will sport only a qHD (960 x 540) TFT LCD display, so images won’t appear as crisp as on the Galaxy S III. As far as muscle, we’re looking at a 1GHz dual-core processor, which is plenty for most people, especially when compared to other competition out there.

One feature of note is the stereo speakers found on the player which will make it more usable in noisier environments.  Other disappointments include the fairly lackluster 3.0 megapixel camera and the fact that it comes with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.  However, this shouldn’t hinder most buyers who are in the market for such a device.  Unlike the Galaxy S III, this new Galaxy media player will in fact come in black from the onset rather than waiting a few months after launch.  The player hasn’t been officially announced yet so obviously launch specifics aren’t known at this time.

source:  sammobile






Samsung launches Galaxy Player 70 Plus – Dual core PMP

Samsung’s Galaxy line of devices have been a monumental success for the Korean giants, the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab range of phones and tablets are critically-acclaimed, household names. Despite this success Samsung is yet to make a huge splash in the Personal Media Player (PMP) market, however it appears that they’re working hard to turn that around. We introduced you to the forthcoming Galaxy S WiFi, announced at the Mobile World Congress last week, well Samsung is set to bolster its PMP range with the release of the Galaxy Player 70 Plus for South Korea.

The Galaxy Player 70 Plus pays more than a passing resemblance to the original Galaxy S (I9000) and the highlights of the device are :

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread with TouchWiz skin
  • Dual-core, 1Ghz processor
  • 5″ LCD, 800 x 480 touch screen
  • 5MP rear camera with  front camera for video calls
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • 16GB or 32GB storage options with micro SD slot
Android has plenty of flagship phones and tablets on the market however we are yet to see an Android PMP challenge the success of Apple’s all-conquering iPod. Could Samsung’s Galaxy Player line swing the momentum? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

source : sammyhub

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 [Video]

Earlier today we were at the Samsung Galaxy Portfolio Event in New York City, and we had a change to checkout the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 and 4.0. They will be available for pre-order on September 27th, and available nationwide on October 16th. Pricing will be $229 for the 4.0 and the $269 for the 5.0.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 for the U.S.

We are at the Samsung Galaxy Portfolio, and they just announced the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 will be available for pre-order starting September 27th and nationwide starting October 16th. The Galaxy Players are WiFi only devices that give you all the functionality of Android for those looking for a “personal media player” type of device.

The Galaxy Player 5.0 will have a 5-inch WVGA TFT LCD (800×480) and the Galaxy Player 4.0 will have a 4-inch WVGA TFT LCD (800×480). Both will come with Android 2.3.5 and a 3.2MP rear camera along with a VGA front camera. Pricing will be $229 for the 4.0 and the $269 for the 5.0.

Full Specs:

Network WiFi™ 802.11b/g/n
OS Android™ 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
Display 5” WVGA TFT LCD (800×480) 5.0 / 4” WVGA Super Clear LCD (800×480)
Camera Rear : 3.2MP Camera AF with LED Flash
Front : VGA Camera
Video Format : MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
Playback & Recording: 720p HD Video
3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio and Stereo Speaker


Android Market™
Google™ Mobile Services : Google™ Talk, Google™ Maps, Books, etc.
Task Manager
Voice Recorder
Connectivity Bluetooth® 3.0
Mini USB
Memory 8GB, microSD slot (up to 32GB)
Size 3.07 x 5.56 x 0.46 inches 5.0 / 2.53 x 4.87 x 0.39 inches 4.0
Weight 6.42 ounces 5.0 / 4.27 ounces 4.0
Battery 2,500mAh 5.0 / 1,200mAh 4.0

Full press release and pictures from the event after the break:

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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 Revealed

Samsung has made a new addition to their WiFi Galaxy S line.  In addition to the 4-inch and 5-inch versions, they now have the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 for those looking for a multimedia device without a phone (think iPod touch) in a smaller package. The new device will have a 3.6-inch screen, a 1GHz OMAP processor, 2MP camera, front facing camera, GPS, bluetooth, either 16GB or 32GB for internal storage, and of course WiFi. Without at least a $199 price tag, I can’t see this competing very well with the iPod touch. Anyone think these can compete?

[via phandroid]