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Is this the new Samsung Galaxy Media Player?

The Korean manufacturer Samsung is widely expected to launch their Galaxy Media Player, possibly in the next few weeks.  Whilst most of use our smartphones and tablets for playing various types of media, there are those who prefer to have a dedicated media player and news of the latest Samsung Galaxy Player will be welcome news for some.

Leaks have appeared showing what purports to be the next Galaxy Player YP-GP1, on first glance very similar in appearance to Samsung’s smash-hit smartphone, the Galaxy S3.

For those not familiar with the Galaxy Player, in essence it is Samsung’s version of Apple’s iPod touch, so you do not get phone functions but do get access to a music database as well as a number of apps available from Google Play. From the details leaked for far, the spec list tells of 1GHz dual-core processor, a sizeable 5.8 inch QHD display with 540 x 960 resolution, microSD slot for up to 32GB of storage as well as a 3 megapixel main camera and VGA front camera on a device sporting a 2500mAh battery.

There is also a long list of unconfirmed specs, which include GPS, Micro USB, stereo speaker, FM radio, Bluetooth 4.0.  Expected to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Touchwiz, the device is rumored to be 165.8mm x 85.9mm x 10.8mm and weighing in at 223 grams, it is likely to be available in black or white color options.

On the leaked images released by ProductReviews, sourced from SamMobile, many commentators are already observing that the device looks significantly similar to the Galaxy S3 phone.

There was already much speculation that big announcements would be made by Samsung in couple of weeks, indeed, it is expected they will likely unveil the Galaxy note2 smartphone at IFA in Berlin on August 29, we now hope we will hear more details then too of the upcoming new Galaxy Player.

Samsung will hope the new Galaxy Player will build on the current success of the Galaxy S3 in continuing to see them increase their market share and keep them firmly as one of the market leaders for these devices, alongside Apple.  The manufacturer had already seen record profits in Q2 of this year, with reports suggesting they had seen 10 million units of the Galaxy S3 since its release and estimates suggest as many as 19 million units could be sold by the end of Q3.

Of course, there are still a number of ongoing legal battles with Apple, and the anticipated release of the new iPhone sometime in the autumn, which some analysts are predicting, will dampen sales somewhat, so the news is not all good for Samsung.  However, the release of the new Galaxy Note2 and the expected announcement about the new Galaxy Player is clear evidence that they will continue to build on their achievements and will develop new products for the market place both inspiring innovation and competition.

Since the player has not been officially announced yet, obviously launch details are not known at the current time.


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