Back in January, we first saw the Samsung Galaxy Player aka the Galaxy S Wi-Fi. This PMP was released for the entire world but somehow did not manage to make its way to our shores. Fast forward to October, and the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread; have hit stores in the US. The styling of these portable music players is similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S. The Galaxy Player 4 is a 4-inch model while the Galaxy Player 5 is a slightly larger version measuring at 5-inches.

It seems Samsung has taken a page out of Apple’s book with this having similar properties to the iPod Touch. These players have all the properties of a high end smartphone minus the ability to make a call. However, they do have Wi-Fi connectivity and one can use it to access the Android Market to download their favorite apps or games. Apart from the really good capabilities of these players, the 5-inch model features a 2500mAh battery while the 4-inch model has a 1200mAh battery. Other than the size of the screen and the difference in the battery size, all the specifications are the same.

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0

Some of the highlighted specifications of the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 are:

  • Android Gingerbread
  • WVGA TFT LCD display with a resolution of 800×480
  • 8GB internal storage expandable through a microSD card up to 32 GB
  • Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11b/g/n
  • 3.2-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED Flash and 720p video recording capabilities
  • VGA front facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio, microSD slot, jack, mini-USB

The Galaxy Player 5.0 sells for a price of Rs. 13,316 (US$ 269.99) while the Galaxy Player 4.0 is available for Rs. 11,343 (US$ 229.99). Hopefully, with it hitting the shelves in the US, India should not be far behind.

Let us know your reactions on these PMPs from Samsung and if they become available here, would you buy them?

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