Samsung Galaxy Player

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Samsung Galaxy Player
Galaxy Player 4.0.JPG
Developer Samsung
Manufacturer Samsung
Type Handheld PC
Operating system Android Europe 2.2 (Froyo), U.S. Gingerbread 2.3
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
Camera 2/3.2 MP camera (with flash on 5.0 model)

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

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.
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

The Samsung Galaxy Player (known as the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi in Europe) was a line of Android-based all-purpose pocket computers 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.


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. although some versions have been known to use android 4.0.2 . 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


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]


  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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