By Sumit Passary | Aug 28, 2012 10:00 AM EDT
Samsung recently announced the launch of its Galaxy Player 5.8, which has the largest screen when compared to any other portable media player.
The Galaxy Player 5.8 resembles the company's flagship smartphone, Galaxy S3. The only difference is the size. With a 5.8-inches diagonal display and 960x540 pixel resolution, the Galaxy Player 5.8 dwarfs Galaxy S3, which features a 4.8-inches Super AMOLED display with 720x1280 pixels resolution. The current model's display is over 2 inches bigger when compared to the Galaxy Player 3.6, which has a screen size of 3.6 inches. However, when compared to the 3.5-inch iPod Touch, which has similar resolution, the Galaxy Player 5.8 will have a much lower pixel density.
The device will run Android's Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. However, users will be hoping to upgrade to the Jelly Bean soon. Samsung's Learning Hub is also on-board the media player, along with AllShare Play streaming support, and Samsung's Chat messenger service. The device is also equipped with front-facing speakers.
The Galaxy Player will be available in the 16GB or 32GB internal storage versions, and users will have the option to expand the memory using a microSD card. The portable media player will also have Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and GPS support. The device will be boosted with a 2500 mAh battery.
The Galaxy Player 5.8 has a front-facing VGA camera, but no rear-facing one. Notably, rival Apple's iPod Touch sports both a front-facing as well as a rear-facing camera.
Consumers are eagerly waiting for Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin on Aug. 29, and will be hoping that the company announces the price of its Galaxy Player 5.8 at the event.
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