If you think that the days of Portable Media Player are over, you’d better think again. Samsung, as one of the few major players to remain in the market, has decided to refresh its PMP line with the introduction of not one, but two strictly-WiFi multimedia players. They are the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 and the Galaxy Player 70 Plus.
The Galaxy S WiFi 4.2, as you’d have guessed from the name, comes with a 4.2-inch IPS screen with 480 x 800 resolution, 1GHz processor, 8GB storage, and 512MB RAM. It has a 2MP rear shooter alongside a secondary VGA front-camera; both should be good enough for those quick vanity shots. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is what you’ll find running on the device.
The 5-inch Galaxy 70 Plus is the high-end model here due to the inclusion of a 1GHz dual-core processor. Apart from the bumped up speed, which would provide enough horsepower to play 1080p videos, the player also comes with a host of hardware improvements compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy S 5.0. The improved specs include a 5MP shooter and a larger 2500 mAh battery.
No international pricing or date of availability have been set yet for the two media players. Nevertheless, the Galaxy S 70 Plus is now available in South Korea, with the 16GB model going for approximately $350 and the 32GB model for roughly $410.
Samsung isn’t exactly the first to bring out dual-core PMPs to the market; this is a feat that has already been achieved by Sony Walkman Z. Unfortunately, at $250 a pop for the 8GB model, the blistering price made many people declare the device dead on arrival – and rightly so.
With the prices of Android smartphones sliding down, do you think there’s still room for an Android-flavored portable media player in your tight jeans pockets?