I've been watching the Galaxy Player since it was unveiled back in February (video), I have to say that the specs do not disappoint.
The Galaxy Player is based on a 5" (800x480) capacitive touchscreen, and it's running the latest version of Android Gingerbread on a 1GHz CPU. It has Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS a pair of cameras, speaker & mike, microSD card slot, and 8GB Flash storage.
Samsung are boasting that the Galaxy Player has impressive video and audio support, as well as access to the Android Market. It also ships with a full suite of Google Apps, Youtube, and there's special emphasis on Skype being available through the Android Market.
The estimated battery life for this 6 oz. wonder is 60 hours of music or 8 hours of video. You can find it for $270 on JR.com.
Samsung is hoping that you'll decide to replace your phone with theGalaxy Player ; that's why it has the speaker, mike, and Skype. It seems to me that they took a phone and simply swapped out the 3G chip.
I was a little surprised to see the price; that's a little rich for my tastes. It's also a lot higher than most Android budget tablets. Sure, the Galaxy Player will likely have a better build quality, but there's something to be said for a larger screen size.
Also, the Galaxy Player is clearly designed to compete with the iPod Touch, right? Well, the iTouch starts for a lot less than the Galaxy Player. I don't see that this baby has a market.
- OS: Android v2.3.5
- CPU: 1GHz S5P-C111
- Display: 5.0" WVGA (800 x 480) TFT LCD
- Camera: VGA - Front & 3.2MP Back
- Connectivity: 802.11 (n) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0
- microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- Special Features: GPS, FM Radio, Built-in Speaker & MIC, Multi Touch with Zoom, Multi Tasking
- Battery: 2500 mAh (approx. 60-hr for music & 8-hr video playback)
- Size (WxHxD): 3.08 x 5.56 x 0.47 in.
- Weight: 6.42 oz.