Samsung Announces Galaxy Player

samsung galaxy player Samsung Announces Galaxy PlayerSamsung 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

[Samsung Hub]

17 Comments

JC on December 27, 2010 11:42 PM

Probably a big brother of the old Galaxy 50.

They are now smarter to announce it in CES so it gets the player heard.
would be better if the T-DMB version made it outside korean.

Sooevo on December 28, 2010 2:52 AM

This would be on my wishlist for a PMP, but I already have a Samsung Nexus S! Carrying two 4inch devices would be really odd…. If only it had larger capacity. 32GB Isn’t enough to make me consider carrying two android devices around with 4inch screens. Maybe I’ll make the switch to a windows 7 phone and get this for android and media… or not…Hope the SQ comes out sounding amazing.

Corey on December 28, 2010 3:47 AM

Yeah, 6 or 7 months ago, this would be my dream PMP, but I’ve since gotten a smartphone, and I’ve definitely learned to live with it as my primary media device.

Still, 4 inch PMP with apps galore…

BabaJii on December 28, 2010 7:28 AM

If it doesn’t have DAB/DAB+ then I don’t care.

Jorge Arevalo on December 28, 2010 7:51 AM

if they don’t scale it down and get better sound … i don’t thik htey’ll surpass Cowons sound quality

wat on December 28, 2010 11:28 AM

The 1200mAh battery is smaller than Galaxy S’ 1500mAh, but considering the player has no GSM module (and moderate WiFi usage), expect it to last longer than any modern smartphone; it should as a PMP.

Andreas Ødegård on December 28, 2010 11:34 AM

@Sooevo: If you add a 32GB microSDHC card you’ll get a 64GB player. You an get such a card for 80 bucks, so if the 32GB Galaxy Player is $280 or less it’s still cheaper than an iPod touch 64GB

Andre on December 28, 2010 5:51 PM

Hope they dont forget the SQ of the P3, The idea is that wont sound like an ipod.

Evan on December 28, 2010 7:09 PM

Looking very good.

What I would want:

1) Wide range of video/audio formats support out of the box.

2) Great audio/video player included out of the box, with all the important features you would want from a portable music player.

3) At least, *minimum*, 24hours audio playback from a single charge. That’s the psychological limit for me… but 30+ hours would be excellent of course.

4) Streaming over WiFi. File transfer over WiFi and Bluetooth.

5) And I really really wanted to see some sort of HDMI port for using with a TV.

etch04 on December 29, 2010 1:08 AM

hardware seems ok but samsung should have come up with a better design..

Augusto Ferreira on December 29, 2010 3:34 PM

What would be the supported audio formats?

Jay on December 29, 2010 4:57 PM

They’ll really need to price this correctly to get a market share. It would need to be below the MSRP of same-storage iPod Touches.

I think they’ll need to start the 8GB model at around $200.

triarii117 on December 29, 2010 8:22 PM

no word of DNSe on it?

Lucien Dominick G. Tiojanco on December 31, 2010 1:35 AM

Well, this looks promising. Sometimes I’m confused between having 1 super-smart all-touch-screen phone or 1 Blackberry-esque smart phone and a separate all-touch-screen PMP. Having 1 device that does everything is convenient but having them separate has a lot of advantages as well.

tmc on January 3, 2011 1:14 PM

For real competition in the market they Samsung needs to BEAT the Arhos pricing.. $200 for 16gb, $250 for 32gb, $300 for 64gb.
Also the Archos 43 is on preorder since they decided to hold product from the USA market for whatever reason. Samsung’s delivery of a 32gb android device for less (even with 2.1) would kick the market into high gear.

Lucien Dominick G. Tiojanco on January 3, 2011 10:15 PM

You have to remember that Archos, while capable of offering similar specs, don’t always offer similar overall quality.

Check their tablets out, they all scream uber low budget materials.

Tai Nguyen on January 10, 2011 9:11 AM

The spec is good . But the battery life is not as good as Cowon’s .

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