Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 is now official – jumbo-sized Galaxy S III look-alike

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 is now official – jumbo-sized Galaxy S III look-alike
Although we had the feeling that it might be unveiled at IFA 2012, the rumored Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 was officially announced today in Korea. And yes, as you might expect given the device's name, what we have on our hands is a jumbo-sized Android-powered gizmo capable of doing most of the things a smartphone can do, with the exception of making calls and sending texts. 

Probably the most significant asset of the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 is its humongous TFT-LCD screen measuring 5.8 inches (14.7cm) in diagonal. However, its qHD resolution (540 by 960 pixels) is nothing to write home about, having the display's size in mind. The player also packs a 2,500mAh battery, VGA front-facing camera, built-in stereo speakers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 16 or 32 GB of storage that can be expanded with the use of a microSD card. 

On the software side of things, the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich spiced-up with Samsung's very own TouchWiz UI. Interestingly, the company is marketing the player as a device suitable for students as it comes with its Learning Hub, where thousands of textbooks from a number of publishers are available. A list of educational tools, such as a dictionary and clients providing access to virtual lectures, are also available, although something tells us that they will be offered primarily to Korean buyers.

That is pretty much all that we know so far. Perhaps further details about the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 will become known during IFA 2012, where it will most likely be on exhibit. At this time, we have no word as to whether the device will be sold outside of its homeland market.

source: Samsung (translated)



1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

my god, qHD on a 5.8" display? what does that make the pixel density out to be? but hey, since there's a 5.8" display for this thing, there might be a 5.8" display for the Note II... o:

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

189 ppi... Wow.

7. wendygarett unregistered

the galaxy note 2 design will be something like this i think

9. blinkdagger

Posts: 81; Member since: May 04, 2012

hi angela. got a new confession today? LOL! Nice avatar.

25. Donskjr

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I made an account, just to say, you are so damn cute and you have the most impressive breasts, I have ever seen in my life!

12. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

The ppi is shy of 190 lol. I know its pathetic but this is not a 3.2 inch screen of HVGA resolution. It has more resolved detail per surface area. qHD isn't so bad. Look at older 7 inch tablets. They had resolutions of 600 by 2024 which equates to a ppi of 169. On my old nook color text legibility looks fine (not spectacular though). If they could have made it the same resolution as those 7 inch tablets the ppi would have been 205 which is about the same as the ppi on Sprint's Galaxy SII or T-mo's variant.

19. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

On the plus side, lower resolution means the processors and (if applicable) GPUs are working less hard, extending battery life. Important if you want all-day music-playing capability

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

as powerful as these GPUs are now pushing pixels isn't much of a chore until it gets into the 1080p scale.

2. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

And the music quality will be crap... P.S. No I don't own an iPod or any other Apple product and I enjoy my Walkman X and Sansa Fuze+

16. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Agreed. It would actually be a Godsend for someone to create a portable media device that didn't actually suck at streaming media. I use a HiFiMan and the audio is fantastic, but the user interface is anything but intuitive and really lacking. Obviously, what's more important (or what should be anyway) is the sound reproduction but the modern consumer should no longer have to compromise on one of the two.

18. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Yep, but I did find a product that combines both a snappy interface and an amazing sound quality: The Walkman Z. Infact, I am getting one. Also, this thing is supposed to be a *Portable* Media's 5.8 inches for god's sake...

4. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The way I view Samsung is that they make a bunch of good products (example, S3 and the Note) and then they release a sh*t load of phones which are intentionally crappy.

10. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Well... it isn't really wise to have your own products competing with each other...

5. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Samsung's innovation focuses around making it bigger and bigger... Well, Apple's too if the iPhone 5 is true, so... Meh.

11. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Nooooot really. They smudged the line between phone and tablet, made a tablet that utilizes a stylus, make devices with lots of power and usability, etc.

6. thelegend6657 unregistered

This device sucks , like all the galaxy tab series Btw , this device might hint that the next note will be 5.8 inch

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Another device to cover the face with low ppi!!!!!

13. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

This may be the poor man galaxy note 2, it can act like a tablet if priced well for low budget people. many tablets had similar ppi screen. Pricing is the main factor here.

14. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I think this device will do as poorly as the prior Galaxy Players. Check out Samsung's line of poor execution in its battle against the iPod Touch: And btw, Apple is rumored to release the next generation iPod Touch coming in at 4" AND possibly the 7.85" Apple iPad mini. Not a good time to be releasing this product that could be (depends on the rumors) sandwiched by the new Apple products.

15. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012


17. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Although this will be great size to watch in video. And u don't need to handle it for a long time so the size is not an issue. But the ppi makes me go away. They just release this so you will go and buy the Note II.

20. andersensam

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

The diagram says 1gb of RAM

21. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i wonder how much will it cost...

22. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012


24. hassansh

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

This Player is very similar to the Galaxy S 3.

26. adspeer

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

So where is it? I have been waiting for it since it's "September 2012" availability date!

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