Samsung YP-MB2 Media Player

Samsung YP-MB2 Media Player

So the Samsung Galaxy S original shown here to the right is…err, wait. This look-a-like is the new Samsung YP-MB2 Media Player, competitor to the iPod Touch and kindred spirit of the Galaxy S smartphone. So, to be clear, this is not another variant of the Galaxy S series. Indeed, it is not a smartphone at all. Despite the fact that this looks the same, even has the Android 2.1 OS skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, it is just a media device.

So what will this media device provide you with? Expect a 1GHz processor, Wi-Fi, FM radio, DMB TV, GPS, and even Samsung’s 4-inch Super AMOLED screen. I’m really not joking when I say that this isn’t a Galaxy S smartphone. The YP-MB2 offers 32GB of storage with micro SD card expansion. It will support a wide range of codecs including MP3, Ogg, FLAC, AAC, WMA, WMV, ASF,AVI, MPEG4, DivX, and Xvid.

The device is listed for sale in South Korea coming 11 August and also appears to offer the Android Market too. We have no word on whether this device is coming to Europe, but I’ll eat my hat if it doesn’t. In fact, I wouldn’t even be surprised if Samsung use the Galaxy S brand, utilizing the amazing success they have achieved with the Samsung Galaxy S series. That’s not a certain though.

[Via CNET]

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.