Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 now official

galaxy player 58 Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 now official

Samsung is apparently trying to get an Android device on the market for every screen size ever theorized, and the just announced (but long since leaked) Galaxy player 5.8 fits into that plan very well. The name comes from the 5.8-inch screen that the device features, which has a rather low (comparatively speaking) resolution of 960 x 540. Android 4.0 is onboard, and you have Bluetooth 4, a VGA front camera, 16 or 32GB of internal memory, and a microSDHC expansion slot. A dual core 1GHz chip and 1GB of RAM was rumored, but the official information doesn’t mention that part of the hardware.

This player is hard to place in today’s market. The argument for existing Galaxy Players has been that they’re portable than tablets, and cheaper than phones. 5.8 inches is closer than before to the 7-inch tablet market, which consists of budget devices like the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. With the Nexus you get a much higher resolution screen and much better performance, but it seriously lacks in the storage department. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 doesn’t have as impressive a screen or chipset, but has more bells and whistles like a microSDHC slot and camera.

Even so, a 5.8-inch device is still more pocketable than a 7-inch tablet, so the new Galaxy Player isn’t necessarily doomed right away. I guess it will all depend on the price, which isn’t yet known.

[Samsung Tomorrow via Android Central]

15 Comments

tds101 on August 27, 2012 4:51 PM

Hey, what’s a “Sasung”? :-P

GN-0015 on August 27, 2012 6:43 PM

@tds101 Gotta be a new brand from China :D I saw a few China copies of Samsung Galaxy phones with the brand written as Sumsung. Seriously.

Marvin the Martian on August 27, 2012 8:24 PM

Waiting to see what this prices out at. It would be a nice replacement for the SGP 5.0 if it is affordable come tax time…

asdf on August 27, 2012 11:38 PM

so there isnt a rear camera? The leaked specs said it had a 3 mp rear facing camera

tds101 on August 28, 2012 1:08 AM

I’ll take that 5.0 then Marv!!! ;)

lagool56 on August 28, 2012 9:18 PM

Shut up and take my money Samsung!!!

Jared on August 29, 2012 12:25 AM

Why no rear camera!!!!! D;

Jared on August 29, 2012 4:05 AM

Why did my previous comment get deleted?

All I said was why is there no rear camera?

John on August 29, 2012 6:27 PM

They should have put these specs on the 4.2. I bet they’re going to be releasing a 4.6 or something like that with similar specs pretty damn soon. They won’t lose the opportunity to make even more cash.

tilt on September 4, 2012 10:23 AM

Just when I was going to get myself a 5.0, this comes along and rears its pretty face.

I’m liking the processor upgrade. I assume the battery life will be ungraded as well. I’m also hoping for an internal memory upgrade.

Not quite sure on how I feel about the screen size increase.I want this thing to fit in my pocket and not be noticeable.

Either way I’ll be waiting for reviews before I make my final choice.

Kizune on September 23, 2012 9:12 PM

“[...] to the 7-inch tablet market, which consists of budget devices like the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.”

The Galaxy Nexus is a smartphone – the tablet you mean is called ‘Nexus 7′. ;)

tds101 on September 29, 2012 3:59 PM

Ok, now it says ” Samung”

digi_owl on October 11, 2012 10:59 PM

don’t expect 4.1+ on that in the future.

Kurstin Reaves on March 11, 2013 8:35 PM

I like Apple’s mp3 player’s better just saying not hatin’ or nothing just puitting that out there

Meghan on September 13, 2013 5:12 PM

Can you load a texting app?

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