Earlier this week, Samsung published a list of devices that are due to get upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. One of the devices on that list was the Galaxy Music. We like to think that we know just about everything there is to know about Samsung, so when we saw “Galaxy Music” we started scratching our heads. Thanks to SammyHub, we know now a little bit more about that device. They say it’s going to have a 3 inch screen, an 850 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, front facing speakers, a 3 megapixel camera, and that there’s going to be a single SIM variant and a dual SIM variant. It’ll ship with Android 4.0 out of the box, though it’ll obviously get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Why is Samsung making a music focused device? Well why not? Sony Ericsson (now Sony Mobile) had, some might say still has, a fantastic reputation when it comes to music because of the Walkman brand. HTC also has Beats. So why wouldn’t Samsung try to enter this space? We just want to know if they’re going to try selling music directly to consumers or whether they’ll point consumers to the Google Play Store? There’s also the partnering option. Imagine Spotify on this thing!
With regards to the spec sheet, most of you are probably turned off, but many people, this writer included, are big fans of small phones. Samsung makes plenty of small phones, but they’re usually budget devices. That’s the problem. Meanwhile Sony has a range of small-ish Android phones that are quite capable. Take the Xperia Active for example. That thing has a 3 inch screen, a 1 GHz processor, and it’s totally waterproof.
Back to the Galaxy Music, when will it be officially unveiled? We don’t know. How much is it going to cost? Judging by the spec sheet, we’d be surprised if it goes for more than 200 Euros.
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Samsung is holding an event on October 11th in Germany. Invitations have been already send out. It says: “Ready for a little Sensation? – Take part when something small makes a big impact”
Maybe Samsung is launching a music service like Nokia’s Mix Radio which will be bound to music oriented smartphones like the Galaxy Music.
Do you have any links to this invite?
couldn’t post links here. Send you them via twitter! cheers.