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.

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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.

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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
DivX support
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)
Availability: Mid-August
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