Samsung confirms the Galaxy Player 5.8, time to get bigger pants

by: Bams SadewoAugust 27, 2012

Remember the humungous media player that Samsung is rumored to release? Well, it’s no longer a rumor. Samsung is indeed bringing out a new variant of the Galaxy Player — one that will pack a 5.8-inch display.

The new media player is definitely on the bigger side of the PMP arena. If earlier we only had a glimpse of the Galaxy Player 5.8 on its own, the picture above gives a better indication of how it looks when held in (a normal-sized) hand. The front speaker grill is a nice addition, which distinguishes the Galaxy Player 5.8 from the Galaxy S3.  Not that the size isn’t a dead giveaway.

The specs of the Galaxy Player 5.8 are as follow:

  • 5.8-inch AMOLED qHD display
  • Dual-core 1GHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB/ 32GB
  • 3MP rear camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 2,500mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

At 223 grams, the Galaxy Player 5.8 is not exactly the lightest media player around to use for a long time. And with its gargantuan dimensions, we imagine you’ll have to make a trip to the tailor to make some modification to your pockets. Samsung hasn’t been generous with launch details of the Galaxy Player 5.8 and its price, but with IFA 2012 about to kick off soon, we should be hearing more of the PMP.

Is the Galaxy Player 5.8 the PMP solution you’ve been waiting for all your life? Or do you think it’s simply too big to carry around? Food for thought — that’s what folks said a couple of years ago about a 4.3-inch phone…

  • VicMatson

    Is that a complete list or has GPS been removed? And what about the Android Market? You see if it had both it would make a great Garmin (actually better than a Garmin)!

    • runs1136

      it has gps and google play store

  • MasterMuffin

    Those front speakers look cool, would be nice to have those in note 2

  • TH30RY

    What’s the screen resolution

  • syaz

    it was too big and battery sama as s.g s wifi 5.0. this device only can stand about 4-5hrs or less

    • No I have the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 and it also has a 2,500 mAh battery and it last me more than a day or 2. And I use it A LOT. Also it’s not too big. I can hold it in my hand and my back pocket and my hand is not that large.