Jan 6th, 2011

Samsung has finally formally announced the Samsung Galaxy Player, and if the countless images and promo videos of the thing leading up to this week didn’t tell you as much, then I can tell you from hands-on experience that this is little more than a Galaxy S phone, sans the actual phone stuff. It’s powered by Samsung’s 1GHz Hummingbird processor, has Android 2.2, and TouchWiz 3.0 sits on top of that.

They described the screen as being a 4-inch Super-Clear LCD display, but couldn’t clarify on whether or not they just meant Super LCD. Also, it only has a 3.2 megapixel camera and can only record DVD quality video. We couldn’t even extract details on whether or not you’ll be able to expand storage via a microSD card slot, and they had no information to offer regarding different built-in memory options.

I asked about pricing and availability, but the rep wasn’t allowed to say anything for one disappointing reason – they don’t even know if they’ll be bringing the Galaxy Player out in the United States. For now, the only region they’ll be looking at is Korea. I imagine they’re trying to gauge market interest before they go for a full-scale launch, ala the Galaxy S. Take a look at the quick video above for a more in-depth look, and hopefully we’ll learn more as spring makes its way to the front of our calendars.

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