November 24, 2014

Samsung Announces Two "Galaxy Players"

Today, Samsung announced two unique Android devices: the Galaxy Player 4″ and 5″. These two devices add to the Galaxy product line up to directly rival the Apple iPod Touch. Both will do most of things you expect from a phone-sized Android device: games, music, web browsing, and of course taking pictures. But neither are actually phones.

The two Galaxy Players offer both front facing  VGA quality cameras and rear facing 3.2M cameras (no word on HD video capture). Both devices are Flash-ready with Android 2.2 Froyo and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Since these are media devices, lets talk storage: both the 4″ and 5″ Galaxy Players come with 8gb built in storage and have micro sd slots that can handle up to a 32gb chip. The full specs:

Galaxy Player 4” Galaxy Player 5”
OS
  • Android Froyo 2.2 (upgradeable to Gingerbread 2.3)

 

  • Android Froyo 2.2 (upgradeable to Gingerbread 2.3)

 

Multimedia
  • 4” Super Clear LCD, HD Video (Non Converting)
  • Stereo Speaker, Adobe Flash 10.1 Support
  • AllShare (DLNA) Support
  • SoundAlive™ Sound Engine, GPS
  • 5” WVGA TFT-LCD, HD Video (Non Converting)
  • Stereo Speaker, Adobe Flash 10.1 Support
  • AllShare (DLNA) Support
  • SoundAlive™ Sound Engine, GPS
m-VoIP
  • Voice Call : Skype(pre-installed), Receiver
  • Video Call: QiK, Front Camera
  • Video Call: QiK, Front Camera
Camera
  • Front : VGA
  • Rear : 3.2M AF
  • Front : VGA
  • Rear : 3.2M AF with Flash
Connectivity
  • WiFi(802.11 b/g/n), BT 3.0
  • microSD (up to 32GB)
  • WiFi(802.11 b/g/n), BT 3.0
  • microSD (up to 32GB)

Looking at Samsung’s track record, lets hope these devices can receive their 2.3 updates ASAP. Also, with no word of ram or processor, do you think they went dual core or stayed with their single core Hummingbird processor? No word yet on pricing or launch date, so cross your fingers for a quick launch and affordable pricing.

Source: Business Wire

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DXNSJVK2CHFA2RQRBN6GGV4C5M Robert

    Does anyone else see a problem? These were first shown I believe at CES (January). So half-way through March they “announce” them – with no date and no price. And they are planning on releasing with an outdated version of the OS? Really? The only thing more frustrating is if they tied the purchase to a carrier.

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