December 27, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Anyone interested in a new media player will have more options than just an iPod Touch, Zune HD, and whatever cheap device is at your local TJ Maxx. Samsung has promised that it will unveil a new personal media player next week at CES, bringing what’s basically a Samsung Galaxy S missing a few things.
The Galaxy Player (YP-GB1) ships with Android 2.2, a 1 GHz CPU, and 4-inch LCD screen with WVGA resolution. It also supports a 3.2 Megapixel camera in the back and a VGA front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and hardware for better sound through SoundAlive audio.
Samsung originally promised a Galaxy Player in October that included some of these specs but was an overall less-powerful device. The YP-GB1 packs more juice into the 8GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB models that make it a much more compelling competitor to the top media players on the market. And speaking of markets, the device will ship with the Android Market, providing access to thousands of games and apps that will be compatible with the Y-GB1.
I’m attending a few Samsung events at CES, so look out for quite a few hands-on videos next week.
via Samsung Hub