Samsung Galaxy Player Vs. iPod Touch – Price And Features Compared

Samsung yesterday officially unveiled the new Galaxy Player 50 portable media player. Quite expectedly, the device has already been billed the iPod Touch killer and comparisons between the two are inevitable. So which of the two is a better device? Here is a feature-by-feature comparison

Display :

Samsung Galaxy Player comes with a 3.2″ capacitive touch screen as against the 3.5″ display on the iPod Touch. While the iPod Touch carries a 960×640 pixel retina display resolution, it is not clear if the Galaxy Player will be equipped with the rumored 800×400 pixel Super AMOLED display

Camera :

The Galaxy Player has a 3-Megapixel rear camera along with a VGA resolution front camera. The iPod Touch has a comparable front-facing camera. But it has an incredibly low 0.7-Megapixel rear camera that could be a deal-breaker for those who also want to use their PMP for capturing pictures

Storage Capacity :

On the iPod Touch, users have an option to choose among 8GB, 32GB and 64GB storage. Galaxy Player on the other hand offers storage of 8GB, 16GB or 32GB. However, users also have the option to add additional storage to their Galaxy Player using microSD cards – something that is not available with the iPod Touch

Processors :

Like the Galaxy S, the Galaxy Player too runs on a 1GHz processor. Also, similar to the iPhone 4 and iPad devices, the new iPod Touch runs on Apple’s native A4 processor that can clock 1GHz speed. However, this CPU is speculated to have been clocked down on the iPod Touch to improve battery life.

OS :

The Galaxy Player will run on Android 2.1 – not FroYo. The iPod Touch runs on the latest version of iOS. There is no conclusive statement on which of the two OSes are better since it is up to individual requirements.

Price :

The 8GB Galaxy Player 50 will be available starting tomorrow at a price of £149 at Amazon UK while the 16GB variant will be available at £179.99. The price of the device elsewhere is not known yet. The iPod Touch, as you already know, is available at a starting price of £193 in UK.

So which one are you going for? Galaxy Player looks like the better deal! You can order a Galaxy Player in the UK starting January 7 using this link.

Samsung Galaxy Player Launch In April 2011?

We have been hearing a fair bit of rumors about the upcoming iPod Touch rival from Samsung. Yesterday, the South Korean tech giant had confirmed speculations that they shall be unveiling the new music player during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The device is expected to work like a Galaxy S but without the phone part. In addition to this, the Galaxy Player shall also come without a Super AMOLED screen and will measure slightly smaller than a Galaxy S.

While all of this has got users excited, here’s some bad news. The Samsung Galaxy Player is not expected to launch internationally until April or May of next year. According to these reports, Samsung is expected to launch the device in Korea next month although international roll out is expected to be phased between April and June.

In any case, these are still speculations. So hold on until Samsung opens up officially about these launch details next week during CES.

Samsung Galaxy Player Features Revealed

Samsung has confirmed that they shall be unveiling their new Galaxy Player during the Consumer Electronics Show next week. The Samsung Galaxy Player (codenamed YP-GB1) is likely to be to Galaxy S what iPod Touch is to the iPhone. All specifications are reportedly inspired from Galaxy S.

According to reports, the new  Galaxy Player shall run Android 2.2 out of the box and will feature a 1GHz processor, a 4-inch Super-Clear LCD screen (not Super AMOLED) that will support 800×480 pixel WVGA resolution. Other features include a 3.2-Megapixel rear facing camera, a front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, a micro-SD card slot and a 1200 mAh removable battery.

The features also indicate that the Galaxy Player could support popular tools like video calling and GPS navigation. The price of the device is rumored to be €200 (in France at least) and there are likely to be three storage variants that will offer 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities.

New Samsung Galaxy Player Price & Launch Announced

There hasn’t been much talk about Samsung’s iPod Touch killer – the YP-MB2 media player that was unveiled back in July this year. Now, at last, there is some news about it. Now the Korean tech giant has released a teaser commercial that demonstrates the capabilities of this new Samsung Galaxy Player. If it is not very obvious from the branding, this device is going to be an Android based device that is more like a Galaxy S (forget the features) without the phone. To start with, the device will run Android 2.1 and will feature a 3.2″ screen, a 2-Megapixel camera, DLNA support, storage of 8GB 0r 16GB and a host of other features.

The specs, to be honest, look a little ‘underwhelming’ at the moment. The Galaxy Player is already on presale at some retailer in France for a price of €200. Let’s hope the device launches during the Christmas season. But going by the specs, does it look impressive to you?

Samsung Galaxy Player50 To Take On The New iPod Touch

So, the Android rival to the recently announced iPod Touch 4 has arrived. The new Samsung Galaxy Player 50, as you guessed, is a portable media player that will run on the Android OS. Android 2.1 to be precise. The device comes with pretty much everything that you see on modern day smartphones, including access to the Android marketplace, except of course the voice-call part. But this is a pretty impressive device from what you can see from the specs.

Firstly, this is a 3.2″ display – smaller than regular smartphone displays, but reasonable – that is equipped with a WQVGA LCD screenwith multitouch capability. Other specifications include a storage space of 8GB and 16GB with microSD card expansion of up to 32GB, a 2-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi connectivity. One gripe that you may have is that the device runs on Android 2.1 and not FroYo. But the device otherwise comes with all the bells and whistles that Android smartphones come with. There is no word on the price, but we expect it to effectively counter the iPod Touch 4.

Samsung Galaxy Player 50