Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 PMPs launched internationally

Unveiled back around CES 2011 time, Samsung's Galaxy Player is shipping abroad under a different moniker with an additional new model in tow.

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
  • GPS
  • 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
  • Accelerometer
  • 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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