April 20, 2014

Samsung is taking a shot at the iPod touch with its Galaxy S WiFi

As a college student myself, walking around campus, I see my fair share of Android phones in hand, paired with those unmistakable white earbuds leading to a well-known iDevice in the pocket.  I’m guilty of this also.  We love our Android phones, but (although rumor has it that it is in the works) Android phones haven’t really been optimized for the musical experience…that is, until Samsung heard our cries.

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) showed off some amazing new things, one of them being the WiFi only Samsung Galaxy S.  It’s like a new-and-improved version of the iPod Touch.  It does all the music and videos (not to mention video chat) that the regular phones do, just not voice usage.  It’s a smaller tablet in reality.

According to BGR, the specs are as follows: 4-inch LCD TFT display, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, front-facing VGA camera, 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p video recording (no flash), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 1200 mAh battery, micro-SD card slot (with support for up to a 32 GB card), and Android 2.2.

They did also show off a bigger version, the 5.0, which boasts a 5-inch WVGA display with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, 1GHz Humming bird processor, front-facing VGA camera, rear-facing 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2,500mAh battery, micro-SD card slot (support for 32GB cards), and Android 2.2.

So, what do you think of that? Who’s ready to trade in their iPods for the new Galaxy S?

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