Samsung has ripped the cellular connectivity out of their highly successful Galaxy line of Android phones and created the “Galaxy Player” line. This line of new personal media players is designed to take on the iPod touch, by offering all the features of their Android smartphones, aside from the “phone” part.
Samsung has just announced the newest member of the Galaxy Player family, the Galaxy Player 70. The Galaxy Player 70 is a 5 inch device. It carries a 1ghz dual core processor for all the heavy lifting. The Galaxy Player 70 comes with Android 2.3, Gingerbread, with no word on Android 4.0.
The device is powered by a 2500mah battery which should give it plenty of power to handle movie viewing and music listening. Without the cellular radio the battery drain isn’t as bad.
The Galaxy Player is available in South Korea with no word on when (or if) it will be available in other countries. South Koreans can pick it up for 399,000 won which is about $350 usd, for the 16gb version. Theh 32gb version comes in at 469,000 won which is about $410usd.