Alongside availability of the Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung also announced the availability of the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0: Samsung's iPod Touch competitors. Both will be for sale starting October 16 for $229 and $269. Both players use 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird SoCs running Android 2.3.5. The two modem-less players primarily differ in displays and dimensions, otherwise they seem pretty similar at a high level. More info later tonight!

Samsung 2011 Galaxy Player Lineup
  Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0
Network 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
OS Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
Display 4-inch S-LCD WVGA (800 x 480) 5-inch LCD WVGA (800 x 480)
Connectivity Bluetooth 3.0, Mini USB Bluetooth 3.0, Mini USB
NAND 8GB, microSD slot (up to 32GB) 8GB, microSD slot (up to 32GB)
Battery 1200 mAh 2500 mAh
Dimensions 2.53 x 4.87 x 0.39" 3.07 x 5.56 x 0.46"
Weight 4.27 6.42 oz
Price $229 $269

 

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  • HilbertSpace - Monday, September 26, 2011 - link

    Will these have GPS independent of WiFi? Some places say the N. American versions will be without GPS versus the Korean version. Reply
  • MadMan007 - Monday, September 26, 2011 - link

    You just need an offline GPS app. Basically, rather than getting map data realtime from a cell connection, they store maps in memory sort of like any older-school GPS. Reply
  • sprockkets - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - link

    You can download maps to google's map app via wifi and use the gps offline. Reply
  • MadMan007 - Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - link

    Thanks, I am still looking in to the best way to use this as an offline turn-by-turn GPS, I will keep that in mind. Reply
  • Malih - Monday, September 26, 2011 - link

    I've been waiting for alternatives to iPod touch... from Sony (they have decent sound quality), but current Sony Walkmans are not using Android.

    These Galaxy devices uses Android, but still I wonder whether the audio quality is good enough.
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  • sprockkets - Monday, September 26, 2011 - link

    You can get one made from Cowon, runs android. Reply
  • Omega215D - Monday, September 26, 2011 - link

    The Cowon D3 is not that good of an Android offering. The sound quality is great and battery life is okay but the UI is a bit laggy. The firmware is constantly being updated so that's a plus.

    I had to go back to my Cowon D2 and J3 after trying out the D3.

    Samsung players are known to have great audio quality as well but that doesn't mean this player might but it wouldn't be a surprise if it did.
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  • silverblue - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - link

    They mimic the design of the Galaxy S, so I'm hoping that, besides the Hummingbird, they include the Wolfson DAC. The SGSII loses out in this area as they use a Yamaha equivalent (I would've thought that was good enough, but still...). Reply
  • Omega215D - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - link

    Samsung's P3 mp3 player had great sound quality but I don't know what DAC it used but they made it work.

    Apple's iPod lineup uses the Wolfson DAC but for some reason they don't sound as good as other players using the same or similar chips.

    I hope it's good. I found Samsung to have good UIs in their touch screen players.
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  • sprockkets - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - link

    There's the OK Wolfson, and the good ones. That and Apple can't make an eq worth a damn. Reply

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