Samsung YP-K5 DAP Confirmed

samsung yp k5 dap Samsung YP K5 DAP Confirmed

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.



vince on September 1, 2006 8:13 AM

Here in the UK, this device is advertised in this month’s Q magazine, with a link that ultimately takes you here (fancy graphic demo):

nonamemcgee on September 1, 2006 4:57 PM

I am here at BestBuy and we already have it in stock. Only the 1GB though and it retails at $199.99. :)

Utew on September 2, 2006 1:49 AM

My next DAP…. I’ll pick up the 4 GB, when it becomes available..

Jenn on September 2, 2006 7:10 PM

Mine too! I must see the pink one…

Rick on September 13, 2006 5:31 AM

I got the 1 GB model at Best Buy for $149. Same price as a1 GB nano. Finding accessories is impossible at this point. Justmade a screen protector out of one made for the Palm TX.

Sharon on September 13, 2006 3:34 PM

Where can one buy the 2GB or 4GB version? When will BestBuy have these in stock? I also want to see the pink version.. anyone?

earl on September 18, 2006 3:45 AM

BB has all sizes, so that i have seen, just not in pink. Weird thing is i saw the 1GB advertised this week on the back page of the ad and it says ‘Best Buy Exclusive’. BUT NO PINK!

Vic on September 26, 2006 11:24 PM

Question. Would headphones be included in the box with this or is the “built-in speakers” advertisment implying it wont be?I like the idea of speakers. But I think they’re just a bonus.

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