Take the Samsung Galaxy S, low-end it a tad, and take out the radios. What you're left with is the Samsung Galaxy Player 50, a 3.2-inch multitouch multimedia player running Android 2.1. The screen itself is LCD and not Super AMOLED like the Galaxy S phones, but this guy has a 2MP camera and 802.11n Wifi. It comes in either 8GB or 16GB versions, plus up to 32GB extra with a microSD card.
As is the case at an event like IFA, we're unlikely to see the particular version in the United States -- the center home button design is a bit of a giveaway, as the Samsung usually keeps the square buttons at home in Korea. But it would be an interesting alternative to the iPod. More pictures and press release after the break.
Samsung launchs a range of multimedia players for every need
Samsung's Portable Multimedia Players Designed for Every Lifestyle
Seoul (Korea Newswire) September 2, 2010 -- Samsung Electronics Co. LTD., today announced the launch of four new portable multimedia players for the second half of 2010. The Galaxy Player 50, YP-Q3, YP-U6 and TicToc have all been designed to match the lifestyles and differing requirements of customers through a range of innovative technologies and features. All four portable multimedia players will be on display at IFA 2010.
The Samsung Galaxy Player 50, equipped with SoundAlive™, offers users superb sound quality and exciting multimedia experience that fully utilizes the Android 2.1 (Éclair) OS. Its 3.2" wide display will make your multimedia come alive and with its easy "Drag & Drop" operation, users have the freedom to enjoy audio/video libraries anywhere, anytime. The Galaxy Player 50, enables users to play content without the need to convert files as it comes with DivX. It is the easiest way to make a diverse array of multimedia easy to access and enjoy.
YP-Q3's vibrant and colorful design makes it a multimedia device that stands out! Available in black or white, the Q3 has a glossy back, 2.2" TFT LCD display and stylish aluminum edges – it will attract style conscious users with its elegant and refined design. The Q3 uses Samsung's own sound engine, SoundAlive™, giving music more clarity through the use of signal processing. SoundAlive™ gives music lovers the chance to hear their music with deeper bass, greater tone articulation and spaciousness.
YP-U6 makes digital audio simpler and easier than ever. Its hard aluminum body and secure slide-and-hide USB connector are matched perfectly with a bright color display.
The U6's robust design and fitness function allows users to time their workouts, making it an ideal solution for fitness fanatics. Along with FM radio and voice recording features. It delivers a powerful performance in compact body.
TicToc shows that it is hip to be square, with its minimalist design and fun and easy usability. TicToc's G-Sensor recognizes your motion and you need no more than one button and three LED icons to select the music you want. All operations can be done with a simple click and shake using fun motion control. Through Voice guide feature, users can discover the information related the music easily. Users can also manage their playlists using the 'tempo analysis feature' that consolidates the music based on the speed. With its unique User Experience, the TicToc has been awarded the 2010 iF Communication Design Awards for Product interfaces.