Samsung announces Galaxy Player 5.8

If you think that the screen of your iPod Touch isn't big enough, then Samsung may have the device for you. The South Korean electronics company has unveiled the Galaxy Player 5.8. After the release of the Galaxy Player 3.6, 4, 4.2, and 5, the company thinks there's demand for an even bigger screen size. The latest release of the iPod Touch competitor features a big 5.8 inch screen.

The Galaxy Player 5.8 comes with a 960 by 540 pixel screen, 1GB of RAM, front-facing speakers and you can choose between a 16GB and 32GB model. A microSD slot, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 are also built in and the device is powered by a 2,500mAh battery. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes preinstalled together with Samsung's TouchWiz interface. Notably lacking however is a rear camera.

The company hasn't announced any details on pricing yet. The smaller Galaxy Player 5 costs around $200, the Nexus 7 starts at $200 for the 8GB model and the 3,5 inch iPod Touch also sells for $200, so it's interesting to see if Samsung lowers the prices of the current Galaxy Player range to get around the $200 price tag, or that the company feels the big screen and the high-capacity battery is worth the extra money.

Source: PC Magazine | Images via PC Magazine

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Another Galaxy Player? We barely sold any of the 5in ones. Problem is media players have tanked over the years, all we do seem to sell are Shuffles or 8GB Touch's and Classics (when we have them in, they are like gold dust), just no where near as much as we did.

Silver47 said,
Another Galaxy Player? We barely sold any of the 5in ones. Problem is media players have tanked over the years, all we do seem to sell are Shuffles or 8GB Touch's and Classics (when we have them in, they are like gold dust), just no where near as much as we did.

Maybe they have tanked here in the North america or europe. but you need to remember these type of devices might fly off the shelves in Asia. For what you pay for an iPod touch i would buy one of these instead.

Silver47 said,
Another Galaxy Player? We barely sold any of the 5in ones. Problem is media players have tanked over the years, all we do seem to sell are Shuffles or 8GB Touch's and Classics (when we have them in, they are like gold dust), just no where near as much as we did.
Yep, here in the US, people just use their cell phones to listen to music/watch videos. I miss the good ol' devices that were dedicated to playing back music/watching videos (especially brands that made devices with high end audio quality - ex: Cowon S9).

CrossCheck said,

Maybe they have tanked here in the North america or europe. but you need to remember these type of devices might fly off the shelves in Asia. For what you pay for an iPod touch i would buy one of these instead.

You must have big pockets to fit a 5.8' device in.

resol612 said,
It has rounded corners. I smell another Apple lawsuit incoming...

But it doesn't technically qualify as a rectangle as the top and bottom are curved lol