Samsung Announces Samsung YP-GB1 Galaxy Media Player Powered by Android OS

Samsung has announced today Samsung Galaxy Media Player (YP-GB1) which is a scaled down variation of Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Smartphone but without phone features and without Super AMOLED screen. The media player is powered by Google Android OS and features 4.0-inch Capacitive  SCLCD Touchscreen display with Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 user interface.


To be showcased at CES 2011 next week, the Samsung Galaxy S media player is armed with 1-GHz ARM Cortex A8 Humingbird Processor and SGX540 GPU and is powered by Google Android operating system v2.2 Froyo upgradable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes with 8GB, 16GB or 32GB internal storage.

Measuring 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm the Samsung Galaxy Media Player is expected to be launched in January 2011 and it weighs only 112 grams and has a large 4.0 inch, 480 x 800 pixels 16-Million colors capable Super Clear LCD Capacitive touchscreen and also offers T-DMB SoundAlive audio enhancement.

The Samsung Galaxy YP-GB1 touchecreen  media player is powered by Samsung’s TouchWIZ v3.0  technology which has a Widgets feature that enables users to have a selection of widget style mini applications open on its home screen.

A whole variety of widgets are available, which users can activate by swiping of a finger, which displays information from the phone, accessing images, music and other content and provide a quick way to access various functions in the handset.

Scaled down version of Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Smartphone, the new Samsung Galaxy media player offers 8-GB, 16-GB or 32GB of internal memory along with 512-MB of RAM and offers microSD card slot for upto 32-GB expandable memory.

The Galaxy media player also featues wireless WiFi 802.11/b/g/n connectivity option with DLNA and comes equipped with most latest Bluetooth 3.0 support with A2DP.

To be available in only full White and Black colors, the Samsung Galaxy media player comes with 3.2  megapixel auto-focus camera with geo-tagging / face and smile detection, 4X digital zoom, and video recording capability. The handset is capable of video playback in 720p HD and also includes a front-facing VGA resolution camera for video calling.

Other features of this Samsung Galaxy media player includes built-in GPS with A-GPS support, Digital compass, integrated media player supporting MP3 / AMR / AAC / AAC+ / e-AAC+ files and video player with support for popular video file formats including MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 files.

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy media player is equipped with 3.5 mm audio jack and support for DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine) that provides 3D sound. The handset though lacks support for HDMI and TV out ports.

The Samsung Galaxy media player also offers access to Google Android Market which allows users access over 100,000 free and paid applications.

The new Samsung Galaxy media player is expected to be available in January 2011 in Korea market and would comes with 1200 mAh Li-Ion removable battery that offers upto 4.5 hours of video playback and upto 35 hours of continuous music playback.

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