The Samsung Wifi 3.6 MP3 players was announced earlier this week at IFA. It features one of Samsung’s popular 3.6″ SAMOLED panels, a 1 GHz OMAP processor and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. It has a small 2MP sensor on the back and a front-facing shooter for video calls. In short: this is the phone without the phone.
So where does that place the Galaxy S WiFi in the market? To be honest, I’m still not entirely sure. Samsung certainly has good intentions and a great device on their hands. But who will buy it?
The product the Galaxy S WiFi most closely resembles is an iPod Touch, which is essentially an iPhone without the phone. The Galaxy matches up nicely with a person who:
- Does not want an expensive smartphone contract and therefore:
- Does not want a Galaxy S smartphone.
- Wants a Personal Media Player [PMP] to offset their dumbphone.
- Does not want an iPod Touch or alternative PMP.
- Prefers the Android OS and/or Android market.