Originally Posted by tubemonkey
Flash back to Sep 2010:
An iPhone 4 is selling for $650~$750 with no contract. An iPod touch based on the iPhone 4 is going to be very expensive - like $229~$299.
Apple didn't release a new version of the iPod Touch with A5 CPU this year. Another thing, when Apple released the iPod Touch 3G back in 2009, the 8GB version didn't receive a spec bump. Only the more expensive 32GB ($299) and 64GB ($399) models did.
One of the problems with having a dual-core processor is manufacturers won't really be able to skimp on the battery. If they do, then battery life is going to be abysmal.
On further thought though, if the Xiaomi M1 can sell for 2000 Yuan (~US$310) and the Kindle Fire for $200, I don't think a dual-core version of the Samsung Galaxy Player would cost a lot more to manufacture.