Samsung Galaxy Player

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Samsung Galaxy Player
Galaxy Player 4.0.JPG
Developer Samsung
Manufacturer Samsung
Operating system Android Europe 2.2 (Froyo), U.S. Gingerbread 2.3
Power Li-ion 1,200 (3.6 & 4.0),1500 (4.2) & 2500 (5.0) mAh , Audio Playback: Max 36 Hr(Default setting, MP3 128 Kbps, Volume 15, Normal Sound, Display Off), Video Playback: 5 hrs.
CPU 1 GHz Samsung "Hummingbird" processor
Memory 486 MB RAM
Storage 8 GB flash memory
Display Galaxy Player 4.0
800×480 px, 4.0 in (10.2 cm) WVGA Super Clear LCD
Galaxy Player 5.0
800×480 px, 5.0 in (12.7 cm) WVGA TFT LCD
Input
Camera 2/3.2 MP camera (with flash on 5.0 model)
Connectivity

USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Dimensions Galaxy Player 4.0
123.7 mm (4.87 in) H
64.2 mm (2.53 in) W
9.9 mm (0.39 in) D
Galaxy Player 5.0
141.3 mm (5.56 in) H
78.2 mm (3.08 in) W
11.9 mm (0.47 in) D
Weight Galaxy Player 4.0
121 g (4.27 oz)
Galaxy Player 5.0
182 g (6.42 oz)
Related articles Galaxy S
Website http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/mp3-players/YP-G1CWY/XAA

The Samsung Galaxy Player (known as the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi in Europe) was a line of Android-based tablets/portable media players produced by Samsung.[1] The product was debuted on 2 September at the 2010 IFA in Berlin, and was showcased at the 2011 CES in Las Vegas.

Models[edit]

All of the Galaxy Player models support 3-axis accelerometer. The Galaxy Player 4.2 also supports 3-axis gyroscope.[2]

Galaxy Player 4.0 or Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 (YP-G1)

The Galaxy Player 4.0 features a 4" multi-touch capacitative touchscreen, a "Super Clear" LCD with 800x480 resolution (WVGA). It has 8 GB of internal flash storage, that can be expanded with a microSD card (up to 32 GB cards are supported). It has two cameras (a VGA front camera, and a 3.2 megapixel back camera), WiFi, FM radio, and a GPS, and runs Android 2.3.5 ("Gingerbread"). Development teams have created an unofficial Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") port.[3] Its design is almost the same of the Samsung Galaxy S phone (I9000) but with a lower resolution camera (3.2 MP instead of 5.0 MP) and without phone functions or 3G. The CPU is a Samsung Exynos 3110 Applications Processor.

Samsung announced that the Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 would be released in the first half of 2011, starting with the UK.[4] The Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 launched in U.S. in October 2011.[5]

Galaxy Player 5.0 or Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 (YP-G70)

The Galaxy Player 5.0 features a micro-SD card slot allowing for up to an additional 32 GB of storage. The CPU is an Exynos 3110 1Ghz Application Processor. It has an estimated 60 hour battery life during music playback and 8 hours during video playback. As of now, the Galaxy Player 5.0 comes preloaded with Android 2.2.2 Froyo in Europe,[6] and Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread in the US.[7] Development teams have created an unofficial Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich")[8] up to Android 4.4 ("KitKat").[9]

Galaxy Player 3.6 or Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 (YP-GS1)

The Galaxy Player 3.6 carries a 3.65" LCD TFT (with a resolution of 480×320) instead of the AMOLED which is used by Samsung in most of its phones. The internal storage is flash 8 GB that can be expanded via a microSD card. The CPU is a single core 1 GHz based on ARM Cortex-A8 based CPU core (OMAP3630). It has a removable battery. It runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

The player has a 2.0 MP camera on the back, GPS location services, and an accelerometer.

The player supports Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) as well as Bluetooth 3.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, PBAP).

Galaxy Player 4.2 or Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 (YP-GI1)

The Galaxy Player 4.2 has a 4.2" IPS display at 800 x 480, 1 GHz processor, front and rear cameras and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has a removable battery and microSD card slot.

Galaxy Player 5.8 (YP-GP1)

The Galaxy Player 5.8 has a 5.8 inch qHD LCD display at a resolution of 960 x 540, 1GB of RAM, dual-core 1 GHz processor, a 3.0 megapixel camera with no LED flash, and will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has the same 2500 mAh battery as the Galaxy Player 5.0 and comes in 16 and 32 GB variants, with a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB of extra storage.

Codec support[edit]

Audio: MP3, M4A (AAC, AAC+, eAAC+), AMR (AMR-NB, AMR-WB), WMA, Ogg, FLAC

Video: MP4, 3GP, AVI (DivX, Xvid), WMV, ASF, H.263/H.264

Pricing[edit]

Suggested retail pricing in the U.S. is $149.99 for the 3.6 model, $199.99 for the 4.2 model, $229.99 for the 4.0 model & $269.99 for the 5.0 model.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samsung Galaxy Player: Android's iPod touch
  2. ^ "Galaxy Player 4 vs. Galaxy Player 5 vs. Galaxy Player 3.6 vs. Galaxy Player 4.2". The Verge. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "CM9 Preview Builds for the Galaxy Player 4". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Samsung Launches Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 ‘Smart Player’". Samsung UK. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Sin, Gloria (27 September 2011). "Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 & 4.0 hit stores October 16". ZDNet. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0". Samsung. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Specs - Galaxy Players YP-G70". Samsung US. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "CM9 for the Galaxy Player USA". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "SlimKat 4.4.2 BETA for YP-G70". Retrieved 12 January 2014. 

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