Samsung is continuing their line of WiFi-enabled media players with the introduction of the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2. The Galaxy S sans cellular radio was on the show floor here at MWC and we had the opportunity to check it out. Not much has changed since last years 4.7 and 5-inch models — you get Android 2.3 with all the official Google trappings including Android Market access and Google Mobile apps such as Gtalk. You get a 1GHz processor to run the show, a 2MP camera around the rear of the device, and a VGA front facing camera. The big difference here is the 4.2-inch WVGA display.
Along with access to Google’s market of digital wares comes access to SamsungHub. Users get messaging functionality via Samsung’s ChatON. The phone is also DLNA compatible through Samsung AllShare and can act as a remote control with Samsung SmartView.
The Galaxy S WiFi is designed to come in at an affordable price point so the mid-range specs aren’t surprising. If you want Super AMOLED, a hi-res display, and dual-core processing you are better off with an actual Galaxy S II, though the 4.2-inch media player could make a nice back up for longer trips. Much like the iPod Touch is to the iPhone, it’s hard to imagine most users needing both devices. This is more for the person without a smartphone looking for the same basic functionality (games, movies, apps, music) without the high price and monthly contract.