Samsung said to introduce a 5.8-inch Galaxy Player soon

Samsung said to introduce a 5.8-inch Galaxy Player soon
Samsung might introduce a brand new Galaxy Player at IFA 2012, kicking off in less than two weeks, and it will test the grounds for even bigger, 5.8-inch screens. Designwise the upcoming Galaxy Player is rumored to resemble the Galaxy S III. The 5.8-inch Galaxy Player, referred to as the Samsung YP-GP1, is expected to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but being a portable media player you won't be able to use it to make calls.

The rumored specs for this upcoming device are nothing groundbreaking but still seem capable of delivering a smooth Android experience. The Galaxy Player is said to feature a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel rear and a VGA front camera, as well as a 2,500mAh battery. The 540x960 qHD resolution also isn't on par with current high-def screens, but all this combined should translate into a pretty affordable price tag for the device.

What we find most interesting about this Galaxy Player is its 5.8-inch display. This is 0.3 inches larger than what we expect to see in the Galaxy Note, and is coming dangerously close to tablets. At 5.8 inches we can already imagine reading books on this thing and catching up with some movies, and the extremely light 0.5 pound (223 g) body comes as a huge benefit. Now, of course, that weird size has us guessing whether it's really not just a typo, and Samsung isn't thinking of introducing a 4.8-inch player instead. We'll know for sure in just 11 days, so stay tuned.

source: SamMobile



1. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Samsung using qHd , suprising

2. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012


3. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

A qHD screen for a 5.8 inch screen? Sammy, I'm a little bit disappointed :(

12. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ends up being a ppi of 190. Taking into account that it's probably pentile, this has got to be the worst screen ever.

4. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

hmmmm sounds and looks nice but I guess since I sold my iPod almost 4 yrs ago and havent bought a media player since I dont see the point of carrying a phone AND a media player let alone this beast

5. Jphones

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

just rumors people won't know until it actually official

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Rival the next ipod touch maybe?

7. ricodroid

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

samsung .. get the f*** outta here .. i mean seriously .. i love your products .. had a galaxy note .. galaxy SIII .. going own the Note 10.1 .. but media players ... ipod is the s**t ... you wanna know why? causes its slim .. slick & it has f****** 64 GB STORAGE ! who on earth would buy a semi tablet to use as a media player !!! ... oh and it has some memory which is expandables !? screw that !! if you wanna compete ipod .. you better bring some of your crafty Galaxy S Series design to the game .. otherwise .. its a bull**** ploy what you are doing with this

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I agree that the ipod touch is pleasantly thin (though that's about the only good thing I can think of about it), and other media player manufacturers are doing themselves a disservice offering something similar. As for the Player having a large screen, I'm all for it, as a Note is arguably too large for phone calls, but great for media consumption, internet browsing, and messaging. The camear and resolution are a joke, though. Give me a Note-class screen in a body that is about a third thinner and without the cell phone parts, give it stock Jelly Bean, and you might have a new customer.

15. georgeou

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

I have a Galaxy 5.0 and it's probably the most used tablet I have. I use it all the time and my kids love it too. I own 7" tablets and they're still too big to take everywhere. The iPod is nice but it's way too small to enjoy videos, especially letterboxed 16x9 in a 3.5" screen. The Galaxy 5.0 is great for watching videos and listening to music and playing games.

8. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

why so huge screen with a low resolution and a low CPU and a low camera? -.-

9. farhanmohdyousaf

Posts: 16; Member since: May 21, 2012

just qHD resolution for an almost 6 inches device? not even 720 p.. samsung might market this device as a mini tablet

10. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Samsung made it cheaper and affordable for everyone with lower specs. meant lower price.

11. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

is this a joke?

13. wendygarett unregistered

The design will be the hint of galaxy note 2 :)

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