Samsung R1 In Beta

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They guys at Journal Du Geek have been beta testing the Samsung R1 for a bit and have posted a few photos of it comparing it to that Cowon S9. As you can see it’s quite a bit smaller than the S9 and in turn smaller (3.4” x 1.8” x .35”) than the Samsung P3 but seems to have a lot of the same features including the same UI.

The 2.6” screen comes in 400×240 pixels and will playback all the same video formats at the P3 natively without conversion: Xvid, divx, H.264, and WMV. On the audio side all the good formats are supported: WMA, OGG, WAV, AAC, and FLAC. Bluetooth will also be a feature like the P3. The firmware is still a bit rough, so once that gets ironed out we will see an official announcement soon. The 32GB version will be priced at 270 Euros- so perhaps we will see it here in the states for around $300.

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sim on July 13, 2009 7:01 PM

hm, looks pretty nice

gebal on July 13, 2009 7:39 PM

For people who cant be bothered checking the link, this players “special feature” is the Beat DJ app/toy/silly thing from the Samsung M7600.

Jason on July 14, 2009 10:24 AM

What I need to know is, does it have wifi? That was the deal breaker for me when it came to going with either the P3, Zune HD or the Sony X-1000.Being able watch / listen to music on youtube while sitting comfortable on my couch is a top priority.I’d rather go with a Samsung product since they’re price point is around what I’m willing to pay and their sound quality got great reviews. Come on Samsung, don’t force me to buy a Sony.

Theo on July 14, 2009 10:42 AM

i like this mp3 playert very much, i really do. where can i buy?

lebellium on July 14, 2009 6:24 PM

@Jason: I don’t think you tested wifi on the Sony.Sony is badly implemented on every mp3 player except the Touch.Samsung is the king of bluetooth. Don’t need wifi

lebellium on July 14, 2009 6:26 PM

Not “Sony” but “Wifi”*Sorry

Jason on July 15, 2009 1:53 PM

@lebellium:When I mentioned Sony in regards to my needs for wifi, along with an mp3 player that has great sound, it was based off several reviews the sony x-1000 has received. You’re right in assuming I haven’t tested the wifi on the Sony. Simply going off of some reviews it’s received.I know sony using netfront, which is awful. The reality is though, asides from youtube, checking email and reading a few forums. I have no need for an excellent browser, as long it doesn’t crash due to memory limitations.

gabe on July 17, 2009 2:59 PM


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