Samsung has had great success with the Galaxy Tab Android tablet and the Galaxy S Android phone, and now they’re taking it even further and announcing the Galaxy Player. The parallels to Apple and the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad lineup is hard to miss, but given the specs of this thing they have more than a fighting chance of success. It will run Android 2.2 Froyo, have a 1Ghz CPU, 4″ 480×800 screen, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, 3.2 mega pixel rear camera, VGA resolution (640×480) front camera for video chatting, T-DMB tuner and a microSDHC slot. It will be capable of playing back HD video and have access to the Android Market.
One of the biggest flaws of the Galaxy Tab is that there aren’t really many apps made for that big a screen (both in terms of inches and resolution), but he Galaxy Player will be the size of a cell phone and so not have that problem yet still retain most of the features. It has a 1200mAh removable battery which is about the same as any other similarly sized device on the market, so I’d estimate it’s going to last 6-8 hours. It will come in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities, but no prices are known. Samsung is expected to release more details and showcase the device at CES 2011