Galaxy Wi-Fi

Samsung has announced the availability of the 5-inch Galaxy Wi-Fi, a 5-inch personal media player based on its Galaxy S line of smartphones.  It's powered by a 1GHz single-core TI OMAP processor, and runs Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. No pricing information is included in the press release, but a cursory glance at Google Shopping shows prices of around £200 (~$310).

The 5-inch Galaxy Wi-Fi is available now in the UK, while the smaller 3.6-inch variant is slated for a UK launch sometime in November.

If you're partial to the occasional press release, you'll find one waiting for you after the jump.

SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES THE ARRIVAL OF THE GALAXY WI-FI

Available in both 5.0” and 3.6” the Galaxy Wi-Fi offers a powerful multimedia experience


10th October, London, UK – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announced the availability of the Galaxy Wi-Fi multimedia device. Available in two sizes – the 5.0” is available now and the 3.6’’ version will be in the shops from November.

The Samsung Galaxy Wi-Fi device offers a powerful multimedia experience along with internet connectivity all packed into a portable and stylish package. Providing the entertainment and Wi-Fi capabilities of an Android smartphone, without the monthly cost commitment, the Galaxy Wi-Fi gives you a camera, music, access to over a hundred thousand apps, Social Hub and much more.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “With the Galaxy Wi-Fi we have created a device that allows consumers all the fun and freedom of our other Android Galaxy devices. Consumers can choose from thousands of exciting apps and communicate with friends using the Social Hub or even services such as Skype. The different size options mean there is something for everyone.”

Featuring a 1GHz OMAP processor and running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) the Galaxy Wi-Fi provides an easy to use, versatile interface which supports a wide variety of video and audio formats. ‘SoundAlive’ provides users with the ability to adjust sound levels to fit the song they are listening to or the film they are watching ensuring an amazing audio experience at all times. Using the Wi-Fi connectivity users can chat with friends and family in numerous ways including Google Talk and the Social Hub.

Users can access hundreds of thousands of applications through Google’s Android Market and Samsung Apps. The device’s Wi-Fi connectivity also enables superior content management as well as the sharing of content with other devices. Users can backup songs, videos and other files onto their PC without needing to install a program or even needing to plug the device in, thanks to the WiFi connection.

Launch Markets, Availability & Price

The 5.0” device is available in store and online now whilst the 3.6” will be coming to the UK in November 2011.

 

Reader comments

Samsung Galaxy Wi-Fi 5-inch now available in the UK

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$310 is a bit much for any media device... You're better off just grabbing a used Android off craigslist like several friends of mine have if you want a non-apple ipod or buying a tablet for another $50-100 if you want a large-screen media device.

I for-see a flop at that price.

Got one of these off woot a couple of Weeks ago for $169. Really handy for that price. This one runs froyo not gingerbread. Paying for an update but not holding my breath.

I'm on the same boat, well actually my daughter got one from woot. It is a pretty damn nice piece of hardware and I can't tell that it doesn't have a hummingbird...I thought it actually did. I guess I'll benchmark it next to my wife's Nexus S. It's certainly faster than my Evo.