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We're pretty convinced at this point that Samsung is ready to launch a new iteration of its questionably-successful PMP line, the Galaxy Player. This time around, they're surely pulling a lot of design language from the extremely popular Galaxy S3 -- with nicely curved edges, bright white casing and the "love it or hate it" hard home key.

As far as specs go, we're looking at a very large device. The leak indicates a 5.8-inch 540x960 (that's qHD) resolution screen, which is physically larger than the Galaxy Note, but much lower resolution than the Note's 800x1280. Other specs seem pretty much what we'd expect from a high end device: 1GB of RAM, dual-core 1Ghz CPU, 2500mAh battery and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz powering it all.

Source: SamMobile

 

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New Samsung Galaxy Player photo and specs leak

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I kind of hope that was a typo and it's supposed to be 4.8, which would make sense, since that'd put it in line with the GS3 hardware.

I was happy about the resolution upgrade until I saw the 5.8 inches for the screen. That is a bit big and harder to recommend to young ones. The PPI would be horrible too. If it was anywhere from 4"-4.8" it would be a good size.

I love the hardware upgrade though

5'8" is huge, thats bigger than the Note let alone the GS3, 4" to 4.8" is somewhat resonable. I mean I don't know always like to bring up apple products (lie) but the ipod was never that big not even the big one that can work like a HDD.

I can definitely see this being 5.8 inches. It wouldn't surprise me if they went with that screen size because they already came out with a 4 inch and a 5 inch PMP. I know 5.8 inches is pretty big, but you have to give it to Samsung for trying something sorta new lol. What I am surprised about is that it 1) isn't launching with Jellybean, as it does not have to go through a carrier, 2) doesn't support up to 64gb micro sd cards. It is a PMP, so it makes no sense that it wouldn't support the same amount of memory as a phone with similar specs.

Meh... if you have a smartphone why would you need this? . . . If you have a youngin that you don't want having a smartphone that's fine. . . But... I don't see the market for this other than that.

It is amazing how only 17th commenter asked the right question: Who buys these things? This is portable mp3 player, which does not need excellent sound quality as you are most likely use these things when on the move(running, train, bus, street). Most of us already have music capable phones(don't even need a smarty for music anymore) with memory capacities enough for music for at least couple of trips. Unless there are still people who have nowhere to put their money I don't see anyone buying these.

iPod Touch sells less and less every year.... The market for these players is drying up. Apple didn't even bother updating the thing last year.

Because my smartphone battery already drains fast enough as it is without me using it as my mp3 player, and I can devote all of the storage space in my PMP to music and video.

Sounds great. PMP's are used for a lot more movies and gaming so the larger screen size is awesome. I would like an HD screen, but this should work. Hoping for front/rear cameras.

The market for the device is for parents who don't want to buy their kids smartphone plans but yet want to get their kids a device that does the same thing without monthly cost. Trust me there is a market for it.

I Would all my app, book, movie are on google play, tbut to buy this i would just give them a nexus7.

Design looks good, but the screen size and resolutions is a bit disappointing. 4.0" would be good with that resolution.

Iersonaly think this is a awesome device. The resolution is not as high as a phone but it will still look nice and since it won't have a subsidy it is a way to keep the cost down. The reason why I will never buy one is because I always have a back up phone. Like right now I have a galaxy nexus that I put my costpm roms on and it is basically a wifi media player that can be used for my phone if my gs3 breaks. Why buy this if I have a nexus that has a faster processor and a huge developer comunity. If I had kids maybe I might but still would look at Craig's list for a used android phone that I could buy for cheaper. If I turn the cellular radios off the battery life on the phones would go up alott.

Iersonaly think this is a awesome device. The resolution is not as high as a phone but it will still look nice and since it won't have a subsidy it is a way to keep the cost down. The reason why I will never buy one is because I always have a back up phone. Like right now I have a galaxy nexus that I put my costpm roms on and it is basically a wifi media player that can be used for my phone if my gs3 breaks. Why buy this if I have a nexus that has a faster processor and a huge developer comunity. If I had kids maybe I might but still would look at Craig's list for a used android phone that I could buy for cheaper. If I turn the cellular radios off the battery life on the phones would go up alott.

Samsung already makes a 3.6", 4.0", 4.2" and a 5.0" media player.
I have a 5". I love it. This 5.8" is better! I hope is will have Jelly Bean. I want one, but I just ordered a Tab 2 7" Student Edition. That should hold me until a 6.?" HD model with a 16 hour battery is offered.