Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 is now official – jumbo-sized Galaxy S III look-alike
posted by Nick T. / Aug 27, 2012, 2:21 AM
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)
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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:
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 2:24 AM 5
the galaxy note 2 design will be something like this i think
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 3:19 AM 3
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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.
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 5:12 AM 1
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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
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 7:42 AM 2
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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+
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 2:39 AM 3
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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.
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 6:42 AM 3
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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 Player...it's 5.8 inches for god's sake...
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 7:30 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 2:48 AM 7
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Samsung's innovation focuses around making it bigger and bigger... Well, Apple's too if the iPhone 5 is true, so... Meh.
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 3:00 AM 3
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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: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobi
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.
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 5:37 AM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 27, 2012, 7:13 AM 0
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