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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 portable Android media player is announced

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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 portable Android media player is announced
Ladies and gents, introducing the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 – the latest Android-powered portable media player to join the company's portfolio. Just like the rest of the gang, it delivers the versatility and software variety of the Android platform with cellular connectivity being the only thing omitted.

As its name suggests, the display on the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 measures 4.2 inches in diagonal. It is of the IPS LCD kind and has a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. The processor inside the device, namely a single-core chip clocked at 1GHz, may sound like something one would find under the hood of a last year's smartphone, but let's hope that it will go easy on the gizmo's 1,500 mAh battery. A pair of cameras is also on board – a 2-megapixel main one on the back, and a VGA camera on the front. We also need to mention that the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 sports built-in stereo speakers and a gyroscope for precise motion sensing. Last but not least, the device will be available in both 8- and 16-gigabyte flavors, which can be expanded further by using a microSD card of up to 32 gigs.

In terms of software, the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes with the company's ChatON instant messaging software pre-loaded. A couple of games have also been thrown in for good measure – Need For Speed Hot Pursuit and Fifa 2012. 

Pricing and availability of the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 are to be announced at a later date. Any takers?

source: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 portable Android media player is announced
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 portable Android media player is announced
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 portable Android media player is announced

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 portable Android media player is announced
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 portable Android media player is announced

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posted on 27 Feb 2012, 03:59 2

1. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


It definitely looks a lot better than last years player. I love Samsung, but they need to stop with black on one side and white on the other side. Make one all white and one all black. Throw some silver in there and it looks a lot better. The original Galaxy Players sold well in the states last year, but I would still don't see a need for it when you have a smartphone

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 08:37 1

2. hritikbhimani (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


ipod touch in trouble :D

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 09:45 1

3. dejahu (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


I guess it makes sense for Samsung to really attack the iPod Touch market since Apple has a stranglehold on it. I personally don't understand the need for such a device since modern smart phones eliminate the need for carrying a portable multimedia player. Maybe young gunners whose parents won't purchase them a premium smart phone. Although, it could be that people just like extra gadgets.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 10:22

4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


This is pretty much the Galaxy Player only with lower specs than the Player 4 or Player 5. I'd still get the Galaxy Player 5 over this because the Player 5 has a larger screen, 2500mAh battery, and has a 3.2MP rear camera.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 21:27

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Alot of people think a 5 inch screen is too big, 4-4.5 is a good sweet spot. The battery is bigger to accommodate the larger screen, so the battery life on the 4 and 5 should be around the same, give or take a couple hours. And a camera on a media player isn't really necessary... But, I guess that's your call, see what better fits your needs

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 12:17

5. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


where do you buy these I have never seen them in any store in the states. I myself have a seven yr old who uses an ipod only because its the only option. He hates how small the screen is and how the memory is not expandable I would def buy one of these but they need to make more places such as best buy, target even walmart carry them.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 21:20

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You just go to the Samsung site online, search galaxy player and when your on the page for it click shop, and it will give you options for online retailers

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:25

6. louay_joumaa (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


this is not anywhere near an ipod touch !!! i'm not a fan but ios looks better than gingerbread and this is coming from a samsung gs2 user ;)

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 16:28

7. joseg81 (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


needs more than 8 or 16GBs. i have 36+ GBs of music that's not counting video and pix. i just wish they could give more built in storage space.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 21:18

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's why it has expandable memory. Get the 16 GB version, put in a 32 GB SD card, and bam, you got 48 gigs of memory. That leaves about 12 gigs for everything else, plenty.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 21:31

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I wish I would've known about these sooner. I just learned that there were android media players after Christmas, so I missed out on the galaxy player 4.0 and got an iPod touch 4 instead :( I jailbroke my iPod though, so it makes it a little better. Still wish I had that 4 inch screen though, and an actual Android interface, not a make-shift Android jail break

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