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Old 10-17-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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Samsung Galaxy Player 5"

For those of you that are interested in a device small enough to go in a pocket or purse the new Galaxy Player 5" looks very interesting. If it is too big they offer a 4" model as well. I have created a Galaxy Player wiki page for the device. I did some measurement and calculations on the screen and figure it is 2.62" wide and 4.35" tall with a 480 x 800 pixel density at 185ppi this could be a wining device for portable reading. It runs Gingerbread and has a GPS with Wi-Fi so it runs Market.

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Old 10-18-2011, 03:42 AM   #2
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For those of you that are interested in a device small enough to go in a pocket or purse the new Galaxy Player 5" looks very interesting. If it is too big they offer a 4" model as well. I have created a Galaxy Player wiki page for the device. I did some measurement and calculations on the screen and figure it is 2.62" wide and 4.35" tall with a 480 x 800 pixel density at 185ppi this could be a wining device for portable reading. It runs Gingerbread and has a GPS with Wi-Fi so it runs Market.

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Thanks. How do those screen dimensions compare with those of the Sony 350?

The Galaxy player just may be my ticket out of Apple's ecosystem.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:12 AM   #3
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I wish I had the money.... It looks like an awesome device as replacement for my PDA.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:24 AM   #4
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I wish it had Galaxy S II specs; but unfortunately, it's using the specs from Samsung's first gen Galaxy phone released 16 months ago. In the rapidly changing world of smartphones and tablets, that makes it nearly obsolete.

I guess it requires massive amounts of time and R&D to remove the 3G radio from a phone and turn it into a media player.
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I wish it had Galaxy S II specs; but unfortunately, it's using the specs from Samsung's first gen Galaxy phone released 16 months ago. In the rapidly changing world of smartphones and tablets, that makes it nearly obsolete.

I guess it requires massive amounts of time and R&D to remove the 3G radio from a phone and turn it into a media player.
It also doesn't have the pricetag of a Galaxy S II...
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It also doesn't have the pricetag of a Galaxy S II...
Nor does it have the price tag of a Galaxy S.
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Nor does it have the price tag of a Galaxy S.
No, it's cheaper.
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No, it's cheaper.
Exactly the point. The Player is essentially a Galaxy S minus the 3G radio.
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Exactly the point. The Player is essentially a Galaxy S minus the 3G radio.
Yes, that's why it's cheaper... I don't see the problem?
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Yes, that's why it's cheaper... I don't see the problem?
It's cheaper because it's missing the 3G radio, has a cheaper camera, has less RAM, has a smaller battery, etc. I wanted Samsung to do the same thing to the SII and sell it as a media player.
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If they would take the SII as base, the price would be so high, that it wouldn't be worth it.
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Yes but it does not have the same screen nor the same amount of memory. And it's the screen that made then phone.

That said i still think this is a great product.


I can see me getting the 4" for my kids
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If they would take the SII as base, the price would be so high, that it wouldn't be worth it.
This. Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S II is going for $500~600 with no contract. A player based on the SG2 is going to be very expensive (likely in the region of $400).

The Samsung Galaxy Player has the same amount of RAM as the Samsung Galaxy S (512MB).
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This. Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S II is going for $500~600 with no contract. A player based on the SG2 is going to be very expensive (likely in the region of $400).
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.
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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.
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