Samsung Upsizes Handheld Android Experience with 5.8-inch Galaxy Player

Paul Lilly

It was a close call, but rather than leave the 5.8-inch market untouched, Samsung has come out with a media player that fills the void. The 5.8-inch category, if we can call it that, is one of the few screen sizes Samsung had been ignoring, a situation it addressed by announcing its new Galaxy Player 5.8 -- phew! It's the largest size Galaxy Player yet and is sure to test the elasticity of your pants pocket.

Samsung unveiled the device on its Korean-language Samsung Tomorrow blog, in which it revealed that the Galaxy Player 5.8 sports a 960x540 resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It has speakers on the top and bottom, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich topped with TouchWiz, supports Bluetooth 4.0, and has a 2500 mAh battery. The device also features 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, built-in GPS, and a front-facing camera.

No word yet on when the Galaxy Player 5.8 will be available or for how much.

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