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Giant Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 launched ahead of IFA

Giant Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 launched ahead of IFA
The Galaxy S3-alike media player comes packing a size unfriendly to pockets

Samsung has unveiled the latest addition to its Galaxy Player line up with a new 5.8-inch model.

The Galaxy Player 5.8 PMP, which aims to rival the Apple iPod touch, arrives with a look and feel very similar to the blockbuster Galaxy S3 smartphone launched earlier this year.

Like the S3, it runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, with Sammy's TouchWiz UI pasted over the top and follows the launch of the Galaxy Player 4.2 earlier this year

The key differences, of course, are the lack of cellular capabilities and the size of the screen. The whopping 5.8-inch display boasts a resolution up 960x540.

The iPod touch boasts a much smaller 3.5 Retina Display, so that all-important pixel density is much lower on Sammy's new device.

No rear camera

Naturally there's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a front-facing VGA camera for video calls. Unfortunately there's no rear camera, something which gives Apple's player another leg up on the competition.

Pricing or availability has not yet been announced, but we'd expect this news at the IFA tech fest in Berlin, which commences on August 31.

Via: PC World