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Samsung rumored to debut a 5.8 inch Galaxy Player at IFA 2012

August 18, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Devices, Rumors, Samsung


If you thought the Samsung Galaxy Note had a huge screen wait until you hear about this possible Samsung Galaxy Player.  Rumored to be announced during IFA 2012 at the end of August, a leaked picture claims Samsung may be preparing to launch a 5.8 inch PMP (portable media player) running Android 4.0.

For those who want a smartphone without the phone functionality and data, a PMP is a great way to go.  The rumored Galaxy Player features a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.0, a 5.8 inch display with 540 x 960qHD resolution, 3MP rear facing camera, VGA front facing camera, and a 2500 mAh battery.  The specs sound pretty great and it might even be upgradable to Android Jelly Bean in the near future.

The only aspect of the device that has me skeptical of its existence is the screen size: 5.8 inches would be Samsung’s largest non-tablet screen size.  However, it is an awkward size since it’s too small to be considered a tablet, but much larger than any smartphone or PMP currently in the market.  If Samsung were to launch a Galaxy Player at IFA, my guess is that it would contain a 4.8 inch screen size, since the rest of the design strongly resembles the Galaxy S III.