Samsung Launches Galaxy Player – World’s First Android-based MP3 Player To Take On Apple’s iPod Touch

News | Saturday January 1 2011 5:08 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

and new smartphones that would be displayed at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, let us also remind you that CES 2011 is not just about phones and tablets. A host of multimedia players and
competitors are also expected to be unveiled there.
in the UK.
The Galaxy Player as you might have already guessed looking at the images, is nothing but a
smartphone – minus the phone functionality. It was earlier thought to come with the same 4-inch 800×480 pixel super AMOLED display seen on the Galaxy S smartphone but Galaxy Player 50 comes with the screen being even smaller than the iPod Touch – at just 3.2 -inches.  The 1GHz processor however, is the same as the one used on the Galaxy S smartphone variants.
Galaxy Player gets a lower resolution 3 -megapixel camera at the back and a VGA front-facing camera. The device currently runs Android 2.1 but should be updated with Gingerbread by the time it is released. It will be available in capacities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. Note that unlike the iPod Touch, you can expand the internal memory – using microSD cards on the Galaxy Player.
The 8GB Galaxy Player 50 is priced at £149 and the 16 GB version for £ 79.99 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon. Samsung hasn’t revealed US prices yet but we expect it to be revealed on January 7th at CES 2011, which is also the release date of the item according to Amazon UK.
What do you think about Samsung’s Galaxy Player 50? Do you think it will give iPod Touch a run for its money? Would you consider getting one instead of the iPod Touch?

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.