Samsung aims iPod Touch with Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0

Samsung seems to be attacking Apple from every possible avenues. Samsung has recently announced iPod Touch competitors in the US market on October 16. The device named Galaxy Player will come in versions with screen size  4 inch and 5 inch and named after the screen size – Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0.

These devices will have all the features of an Android phone except for the calling, texting and cellular data connection features.

8GB versions of the Galaxy Player 4.0 will be priced at $229 and Galaxy Player 5.0 can be bought in a slightly higher price: $269.

Armed with 3.2mp rear camera and a VGA front camera, and Bluetooth 3.0, the devices runs on Android 2.3.5. The screen resolution is told to be 800×480 pixels. In contrast to iPod Touch, the player will also feature FM radio and microSD memory expansion (up to 32GB) facility.

The device will also feature an integrated speaker, support various music formats including AAC, FLAC, and OGG, and support various video formats including Xvid, DivX, H.264, MPEG4.

The specs looks very impressing and if the battery life (not known) compares well with iPod Touch, it will surely be another worthy competitor for the Apple’s product.

Cnet reports that Samsung is also unveiling iPad competitor Galaxy Tab 8.9 Android tablet in an event held in New York City.

Full Specifications:

  • Network – WiFi™ 802.11b/g/n
  • OS – Android™ 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
  • Display – 5” WVGA TFT LCD (800×480) 5.0 / 4” WVGA Super Clear LCD (800×480)
  • Camera  – Rear : 3.2MP Camera AF with LED Flash
    Front : VGA Camera
  • Video  Format : MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
    Playback & Recording: 720p HD Video
  • Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, FLAC, WAV
    3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio and Stereo Speaker
  • Additional Features:  Android Market™, Google™ Mobile Services : Google™ Talk, Google™ Maps, Books, etc.,  Allshare, Task Manager, Voice Recorder
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth® 3.0, Mini USB
  • Memory – 8GB, microSD slot (up to 32GB)
  • Size – 3.07 x 5.56 x 0.46 inches 5.0 / 2.53 x 4.87 x 0.39 inches 4.0
  • Weight – 6.42 ounces 5.0 / 4.27 ounces 4.0
  • Battery – 2,500mAh 5.0 / 1,200mAh 4.0



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