Preview: Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0
Early this week at a Samsung event, we get to see the Galaxy S WiFi 5.0. This MID or mobile internet device was announced a early this year but it’s still a long way before it becomes available to the market for reasons unknown to us. It’s basically a slightly bigger Samsung Galaxy S without any capability to connect to a GSM network for calls, SMS and internet.
The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 is not a smartphone nor a tablet but Samsung is positioning it to be a MID / PMP (portable media player). It’s essentially a bigger iPod Touch that runs on Android. You won’t be getting the wide array of games/apps as that of its Apple counterpart but it support microSD card for that extra space for all those videos you want to bring along. And it has a better rear camera.
This device won’t have the Super AMOLED screen but will get an SLCD on its 5” display. It has the same 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor from the Galaxy S and a 3.2MP rear camera plus a VGA in front for Skype or video chat. It feels plasticky like the Galaxy S though but it’s light as well so it won’t take up extra weight on your bag.
A Samsung rep told us that it will be available mid-August with a price tag that would compete with the iPod Touch 4G. I’m guessing in the 12k to 14k range.
|Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 Specs|
|5.0” WVGA SLCD (Multi-touch zoom), 480 x 800 pixels|
|1 GHz processor|
|Android OS, v2.3|
|8/16GB storage, microSD up to 32GB|
|3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|VGA front camera|
|Music Player with SoundAlive|
|Adobe Flash 10.1 support|
|Wifi(802.11 b/g/n), WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS +AGPS|
|141.3 x 78.2 x 11.9 (mm)|
|Audio 60Hrs / Video 8Hrs (Battery Capacity : 2,500mAh)|