iPod touch 4G was a version more similar to the iPhones; voice dialing, front camera etc — but sans the mobile phone part. Looks like, this strategy of Apple was impressive and other vendors have learnt that well. Now Samsung has implemented this as it became evident in the Mobile World Congress taking place this week in Barcelona; just as we @ TechChunks had predicted. Samsung has now officially announced their new PMP, which the company is hoping will take on the iPod Touch, the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi.
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 and the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 are pretty much Samsung Galaxy S phones with the phone removed. These two addition to the popular Galaxy bandwagon series run on Google Android 2.2 Froyo operating system and will be upgraded to Gingerbread soon. These two smart media players will be affordable and aim the mid-range market.
These devices feature 1GHz Hummingbird processors, front-facing VGA video cameras, microSD slots, Bluetooth, WiFi and will be run by Android 2.2 (Froyo). The smaller device which looks identical to current Galaxy S smartphones features a 4″ LCD touchscreen, a 3.2MP rear camera, and a 1200mAh battery. The larger counterpart has an 800×480 pixel 5″ touchscreen, a 5MP rear camera with flash, and a 2500mAh battery. According to Samsung, both devices will come with Skype and Qik Plus pre-loaded for VOIP calling and video chat from Wi-Fi hotspots.
Samsung’s new Galaxy media players will be launched in European market by the mid of 2011 Q2. The price part is still a mystery. But, according to sources, the price will be (should be) set so as to compete with the price tag of iPod touch. The specification looks promising. The price tag if set fine; can make these devices the best assassin of iPod touch 4G.