Samsung Galaxy S 4.0, 5.0

Samsung this morning on Facebook unleashed a flurry of pics amid the launch of the Galaxy S 4.0 and 5.0 -- 4- and 5-inch Wifi-only versions of its wildly popular Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone. They've been spotted before at various trade shows earlier this year, and we're awaiting any sort of details like pricing and availability. All Samsung said on Facebook was:

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0.

Complete with Android 2.2 “Froyo” for access to thousands of Android apps & 4’’ and 5’’ large, high quality screens, these handsets will provide the ultimate smartphone-like experience.

Update: Full presser's after the break -- we're looking at Korean devices thus far.

So, Wifi-only Galaxy S's, at 4 and 5 inches. Who's interested? Lots more pics at the source link.

Source: Korea Newswire; Facebook

SEOUL--(Korea Newswire) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading provider of Smart Mobile Devices, today launched GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and a fresh addition to its smart player portfolio, the GALAXY S WiFi 5.0.

Each featuring 4” and 5” screen-sizes and delivering the powerful application experiences as the original GALAXY S, the two versions give users an unrivalled entertainment experience through a clear display, a swift 1GHz processor and the Android™ 2.2 “Froyo” platform. The GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 will be first available in Russia and will be gradually rolled out in other countries. The GALAXY S WiFi 5.0 will be first available in Switzerland.

“With the GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 we’re delivering a rich, immersive experience for multimedia enthusiasts.” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “A large, high-quality screen, a world of fun and useful applications and great communications services make this a powerhouse device at an affordable price.

The GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 will deliver all the rich smartphone experiences of the GALAXY S smartphone. With video communications via VoIP services and rich video and music entertainment with multi-codec support, the Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 will keep you constantly entertained.

Stunning Performance, Powerful Features

Key Features of the GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 include:

  • Display: The clear display makes web surfing and multimedia viewing a joy. Keep your lifestyle mobile - enjoy movies, your favourite TV shows, photos and web-browsing anywhere. Samsung’s latest mDNIe image engine technology ensures that video and images look stunning.
  • Android™ 2.2 “Froyo”: The GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 feature the Froyo operating system, with a possibility to upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread.
  • Application Customization: With access to over 150,000 apps available on Android Market™, the Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 are fully customizable smart devices. Integrated GPS support further expands the capabilities of the device, letting you benefit from Google’s map services and directory applications.
  • Google Mobile Services: Enjoy premium Google™ services such as Gmail™, Google Talk™ and YouTube™. Utilize voice recognition technology to search with Google faster than ever on the Internet. Stay plugged into the world with premier Google applications.
  • Samsung Social Hub: Your entire social life in your hand. Simultaneously post messages and pictures on Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter using Samsung’s Social Hub. The integrated address book provides the ultimate command & control station for the most popular SNS services. Synchronize your personal calendar with friends, family, and the latest events.
  • VoIP Voice & Video Calls: The GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 utilize cost-effective video and voice communications services. The Qik application allows video chat which can be shared over social network services.
  • HD Video & Images: A camera lets you shoot and share your life, capturing high-quality video or still images. The Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 support DivX HD, allowing high-definition video playback; Support for various codec standards including MPEG4, H264, DivX, XviD, WMV codecs ensures you can enjoy huge catalogues of content from all over the web.
  • Audio excellence: The Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 “Smart Player” put entertainment at its core, designed to deliver the best possible audio and video experience. Samsung SoundAlive™ technology provides unrivalled sound quality, with deeper bass and greater tone articulation.
  • Enhanced Memory Capability: Packed with generous 8/16 GB memory, plus mircoSD slot and powered by a powerful 1GHz for an industry leading performance, the GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 are equipped to handle any user demand.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Android, Android Market, Google, Gmail, Google Talk, and YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc.

 
There are 16 comments

Realist says:

i'll pass... my tablet for wifi home use and my phone for everything else... don't see a need to have this too... would be confusing it with my phone anyway...

briankurtz79 says:

This looks like a good idea for kids. Like an iPod touch. It might stop all the "daddy, can I pway angwy birds on your phone? "

john_v says:

Those were my exact thoughts. I've trained my kids to despise apple products...so no itouch's in my house :)

bjs188 says:

nice to have an option to ipod touch, but it looks a lot like an ipod touch. Not helping Samsung's court case much. They should have put some of the differentiators in the screen shot, like the status updates wigdet for FB and Twitter or weather widget. Not a great idea to put the music, contacts, camera and video icons that look just like iOS on the screen shot. Even the google bar looks like iOS universal search. I'm not trying to start flame war (I actively do not like apple products or their OS), but I'm just sayin...

Maybe I'm more observant than most, but I've never seen an iAnything with capacitive buttons and a Samsung logo.

wes008 says:

Me please!

VDub2174 says:

Looks like a good alternative to an iPod Touch.

JeffDenver says:

Cost?

i'm very interested in this but i'd like to see if they're going to release an iTunes-like program also. the only thing keeping me from getting rid of my itouch is i love iTunes. its so easy to use and sync with my ipod. i HAVE to always keep my play count uptodate and i like seeing what is my most played. if they come up with a program that includes many of the features iTunes does and makes it easy to sync to their device..i am all over this

ravyn80 says:

Drag and drop is so much easier than having to sync. Plus, with these, you can go to a friends house and steal their music collection. With iTunes, it'll wipe your phone...unless you have it jailbroken.

I like this product though. It's a great idea for younger kids/teenagers who's parents won't let them get a smartphone. Hopefully it's priced competitively with iTouch. Although, the older generation that have android based phones probably wouldn't have something like it.

mr.wizard says:

There is iTunes-like program out there..doubletwist. It can even import playlists from iTunes. I used to own an iPod Touch until I got a 32gb sd card for my evo, and doubletwist is a nice replacement for iTunes.

That in mind, this would be nice for those with smaller hands, our people that want a smaller tablet-like device

I'm jonesing for a phone version of the 5 incher! Well, if it were a 1.85:1 (or even 2:1) version of the screen for better watching of movies. :D However, a 16:10 or even 16:9 screen is just too wide at 5" to fit comfortably in my pocket. Probably why the Dell Streak hasn't been a huge success... well that and being introduced with, what, Android 1.6?

Dark_Blu says:

I don't need an iPod Touch or any other type of MP3 player, so this does nothing for me. I have a desktop, Panasonic Toughbook laptop, and an EVO.

Mobius360 says:

Really think this will be a good alternative to an ipod for my son. If I can use my google account and load some of my applications I may pick this up.

iPwn says:

Why didn't they model this after the Galaxy S II rather than the original?

irony#AC says:

to keep down the price? this thing can't be $500+ afterall