With IFA beginning later this week, South Korean-based Samsung has decided to make an early announcment in a press release this morning, unveiling the new Galaxy Player 5.8. This new PMP (why is Samsung still releasing these in this day an age?) sports a humongous 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 960-by-540 LCD. The company has not given any details on launch or pricing, but it revealed the device will also pack Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung’s infamous TouchWiz UI, a 16GB or 32GB storage option, microSD slot, front VGA camera for video conferencing, and modest 2,500mAh battery.
The real question mark arises with, why Samsung would release the device with a resolution of 960-by-540. With the screen size and current resolution specs, one as to wonder how bad this screen is going to look. In comparison, Apple’s iPod touch has the same resolution and is only 3.5-inches. Many attribute this to move to cost and Samsung trying to maintain a competitive price point.
Stay tuned to DroidDog to hear more about the Galaxy Player 5.8 at IFA later this week. We will keep you updated on how the unit performs.