Unveiled back around CES 2011 time, Samsung's Galaxy Player is shipping abroad under a different moniker with an additional new model in tow.
The original Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 and the new Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 are relatively the same with primarily one exception: display sizes. Logically, the 4.0 sports a 4-inch WVGA Super Clear LCD panel, and the 5.0 hosts a 5-inch WVGA TFT LCD.
The Galaxy Player wasn't met with a lot of excitement when announced as it is basically the same as the to the Galaxy S smartphone as the iPod touch is to the iPhone. But the iPod touch has found its place, so perhaps the Galaxy S portable media players will too.
Here's a look at the shared specs:
- Android 2.2 Froyo (Possible upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread)
- 1GHz processor
- 8GB, 16GB storage capacity options
- microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
- 3.2-megapixel rear autofocus camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- Qik application for video chat
- 720p HD video playback and DivX HD with support for multiple video codecs (i.e. MPEG4, H264, DivX, XviD, WMV)
- Supported audio files: MP3, WMA9, Ogg, Flac, AAC
- Digital compass
- Proximity and light sensors
- Stereo speaker
- Android Market access
- 1,200mAh battery
- Connectivity: USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
The Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 will be first available in Russia and then rolled out to other countries, while the Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 will launch first in Switzerland. Still no word on a U.S. release date for either device just yet.
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