Several weeks ago, we reported on the fleeting appearance of a mysterious Samsung DAP on the company’s German site. Today we have confirmation not only that the YP-K5 player is most certainly real, but that it’s going to hit stores on September 15.
Our pals at Gizmodo recently got their hands on the device, and they have tons of pics and even a short video (!) to prove it. Other than the addition of an FM tuner, customizable alarm clock, and JPG support, there’s no real surprise in the specs department. As we suspected, the 1.7-inch OLED sits beside a touch-command controller that seems to be pretty responsive.
All we really wanted to know more about were those built-in speakers shown in the earlier leaked photos. It turns out that they’re mounted on sliding rails behind the player and produce impressive sound at decent volumes. Battery life in speaker mode is an acceptable 6 hours; plug in some earbuds to increase that to a whopping 30 hours.
The YP-K5 will be available in black and pink (yes, you read that correctly) for $210 (2GB) and $260 (4GB). No word on pricing for the 1GB model, but $180 max wouldn’t be a bad guess.