Samsung Galaxy Player: South Koreans Want to Strike Again

After the giant Galaxy Note, the 5.3-inch phone-tablet, reporting sales of over 5 million copies in just three months, Samsung is exploring a new niche – portable multimedia devices.

Samsung has started to promote in the South Korean market Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 gadget as Galaxy Player. The gadget is not a phone. It is only the version without the GSM module of Galaxy series and is dedicated to gamers and movie lovers.

Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 comes with a 4.2-inch WVGA display (480×800) IPS TFT large enough for an optimal gaming experience. The 1 GHz processor and the 512 MB of RAM memory appear to be satisfactory to run the mobile versions of games like Need for Speed ​​Hot Pursuit. This is, in fact, the game that comes preloaded on the new gadget. It remains to be seen how it will work in reality since it has only 512 RAM.

Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 has an 8/16GB storage space, expandable to 32GB via microSD, enough to load dozens of games in mobile versions.

Regarding its video enhancements, it runs MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, and WMV9 codecs and 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, and MKV formats, so you get all the multimedia experience.

The gadget runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is unlikely to see it on Android 4.0, given the technical specifications.

The main drawback to note is the ridiculously small camera of only 2 MP. Otherwise, it seems to be part of the new wave of mobile devices once considered the top, now become the entry level.

Samsung has not announced details about price and availability.

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