Pushing the boundaries once again, Samsung has announced details of its latest media player, the Galaxy Player 5.8. An Android-based device that boasts a 5.8-inch screen, with the largest-yet display screen of any of its mobile counterparts.
The Player is powered by Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) with the Samsung WhizTouch interface. It features a 5.8-inch 960 x 540 pixel LCD screen, which is larger than its predecessors, the Galaxy Player 3.6, 4, 4.2, and 5.0. It has front-facing speakers, 1GB RAM and the choice of 16GB or 32GB of storage.
It includes a long-life 2,500 mAh capacity battery, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS support and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The exact size of its internal memory is unknown at this stage but Samsung has packed it with content from its Learning Hub and it is emphasising the benefits for students. Among its education-focused features, the Galaxy Player 5.8 includes a dictionary, lectures software and a number of Internet-rich educational content services.
Samsung say that video, TV and otherwise multimedia content will be optimised for the generous screen thanks to mDNIe (mobile digital nature engine) technology.
Pricing and availability have not yet been revealed although it’s possible that we may hear more at IFA this week, which will be the setting for the launch of the next-generation Galaxy Note.