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Samsung launches Galaxy Player 5.8

Seoul, Aug 27 (): South-Korean firm Samsung has launched a massive portable media player, the Galaxy Player 5.8 with screen sizes ranging from 3.6 to 4.2 and 5.8 inches. Galaxy Player 5.8 features a 5.8-inch, an aspect ratio 16:9 and 960×540 pixel LCD display, along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and Samsung TouchWiz interface.

However, Korean manufacturer has not revealed the global availability or pricing detail right now.

It comes in 16GB or 32GB variants and 1GB of RAM, along with microSD card expandability, up to 32GB. The Player is equipped with stereo speakers and the sound quality is boosted by the company’s home brewed SoundAlive intelligence. It also features front-facing VGA camera, for video chat. It has microSD expansion slot, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. It is powered with a 2500mAh battery.

It comes with Samsung’s Learning Hub pre-installed and seems to be targeted at students as a study aid. This seems to be a major focus of the marketing campaign, with Samsung giving more importance to the PMP’s “learning experience”.

Key Specification of Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8:

•Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

•5.8″ TFT LCD with pixel dimensions of 540×960 (190 ppi).

•Front 0.3 mp VGA camera, stereo speakers.

•Play Store support

•1 GB RAM, 16 32 GB of internal storage, 32 GB microSD card slot.

•Wi-Fi, Assisted GPS, Bluetooth 4.0.

•2500 mAh battery.

•85.9mmX165.8mmx10.8mm, 221 grammes.

•Learning Hub educational software

•ChatOn and AllShare play

The announcement arrived just before the IFA consumer-electronics conference in Berlin, where Samsung will hold a press conference Wednesday.