Samsung might release a 5.8″ Galaxy Player/Tab, depends on what you consider it to be

If SamMobile were to be trusted, the Galaxy Note 2 might not be the only 5+ inch device unveiled by Samsung at IFA 2012. A tip they received points to a 5.8 inch Galaxy Player which would run Ice Cream Sandwich, unlike previous Galaxy Players that all run Gingerbread.

While the feature-set isn’t too shabby for a media player, I can’t help be concerned about the size. At 5.8 inches, the device seems far too large to be a media player, and way too small to be a tablet. Android-based devices in the domain are already a niche, with a 5.8 inch screen they might be significantly limiting themselves even in that small subset. I fail to see how it could prove to be a commercial success, but hey, that’s how I felt about the Galaxy Note.

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  • kev2684

    why would anyone buy a media player if you can buy s3, note 2 or tab 7.0?

    • Tojen1981

      An s3 or note2 are double the msrp or more than this would be. Plus the fact they’re both phones and the tab 7.0 is a tablet not a pmp. The same argument could be made with an ipod vs. the rumored ipad mini. I would actually prefer the pmp route right now over a tablet since a pmp is easier for the kids to handle as opposed to a tablet.

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        • Tojen1981

          there fixed it for ya.

    • feztheforeigner

      If it were not for the Note, I would buy this Player…

      But the Note has significantly higher specs and I’m sure Sammy is going to put a lot more work into the Note 2 than this player so I guess I know what I’m buying…


      Mid-contract? If you have access to good WIFI all the time, why not have a cheap player? these usually cost much less than having to pay for a new phone half-way through a contract…..

  • Marsg

    5.8 for a MP3 player is too much

    • Tojen1981

      Someone posted on the source article it was a typo. 4.8 in. is the correct size allegedly.

      • Marsg

        4.8 would be awesome

        • Tojen1981

          Agreed. Just wish the accessory market was better for pmps. Hard to find a nice hd case for them. Already lost a tablet due to lack of a good case selection.

          • Marsg

            Yea I had a problem with that when I got the last generation players but then decided I don’t need one since their really durable, my iPod touch on the other hand got a scratch on the screen with a hard case + screen protector on, still would be cool to have something for looks though

    • Alpha_Axl

      Keep in mind it’s also a video player ;)

  • socalrailroader

    I call fake.

  • zach white

    I’m pretty sure that screen size is either wrong or a typo. A media player over 5 inches is way to large to be a portable media player. The main use for it is music so it shouldn’t be near a tablet size

  • 155

    QHD, thumbs down.

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  • Semianonymous

    spelling errors everywhere and a terrible looking image with far more bezel than samsung would put on such a large device makes me seriously question this


    Placement of speakers is ideal.

    • tomn1ce

      It’s about time that they put the speakers on the front of the device, that is if this is really a pmp and not just a mock up. OEMs should do the same with phones. At least put one speaker on the front. Samsung should get rid of the physical button and put a speaker in its place…

  • Boom! Its phatman

    If its under $150 Ill probably grab one for my kids, they’re too young for cell phones, but really like using mine for the apps and camera.

  • Ben Kapferer

    I wish Samsung would make a WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Note…

  • Justin S

    I hope company will star making devices that support Android, instead of just Ipod. I waiting to control my Nexus through my Car stereo rather than just plugging in the AUX cable