Samsung’s Galaxy Player line of devices are basically what you get if you take an Android smartphone and remove the cellular capabilities. In other words, they’re portable media players, web surfers, and gaming devices designed to be used over a WiFi network.
They’re kind of like Android versions of the iPod touch… but while the iPod touch comes in one size only (with a 3.5 inch display), Samsung offers a range of Galaxy Players with screens as small as 3.2 inches… and now as large as 5.8 inches.
The Korean company has officially launched the Galaxy Player 5.8. it has a 960 x 540 pixel 5.8 inch LCD which may not be as sharp as the 1280 x 720 pixel 4.8 inch screen on the Galaxy S III smartphone. But it’s, you know, bigger.
I suppose that’s a good thing if you plan to set the media player down on a table to watch a video or just want a portable web browsing companion that you don’t have to hold too close to your face.
The Galaxy Player 5.8 runs Google Android 4.0 software, features 16GB to 32GB of storage and a microSD card for extra storage space, a front-facing 0.3MP camera, and a 2500mAh battery. It has 1GB of RAM and supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi.
Samsung hasn’t officially announced what processor the big guy will have, but according to a document that leaked earlier this month, the Galaxy Player 5.8 will have a 1 GHz dual core processor, as well as an FM Radio, Bluetooth, and stereo speakers.