Samsung Reveals Phone-Less Galaxy S 4.0 And 5.0 WiFi Players

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If the iPod touch is the iPhone without a phone, the Galaxy S WiFi is the same device over on the Android side of things. The company has just launched two incredibly sleek players in Korea, the Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 and WiFi 5.0. The only major difference is the screen size; the 4.0 has a 4" panel, while the 5.0 has a 5" panel. Both will have a 1GHz CPU and ship with Android 2.2, with the 4.0 shipping first in Russia and the 5.0 first in Switzerland. Both are expected to roll out to other nations shortly.

Essentially, these two players are similar to the Galaxy S smartphone, but there's no phone aspect at all. Of course, VoIP calls are still a go over Wi-Fi, and you'll still have access to all of Google's services so long as you can find a wireless Internet connection. They'll ship in 8/16GB models, but no pricing details are being released just yet. We have to say -- that 5.0 looks mighty awesome as a secondary device, and we're definitely hoping both of these make the jump to America.

Samsung Launches GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0:Smart Mobile Entertainment

- Two different sizes combine greater entertainment opportunities with smartphone-like innovation and app experiences

SEOUL--(Korea Newswire) May 2, 2011 -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading provider of Smart Mobile Devices, today launched GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and a fresh addition to its smart player portfolio, the GALAXY S WiFi 5.0.

Each featuring 4" and 5" screen-sizes and delivering the powerful application experiences as the original GALAXY S, the two versions give users an unrivalled entertainment experience through a clear display, a swift 1GHz processor and the Android™ 2.2 "Froyo" platform. The GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 will be first available in Russia and will be gradually rolled out in other countries. The GALAXY S WiFi 5.0 will be first available in Switzerland.

"With the GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 we're delivering a rich, immersive experience for multimedia enthusiasts." said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business. "A large, high-quality screen, a world of fun and useful applications and great communications services make this a powerhouse device at an affordable price.

The GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 will deliver all the rich smartphone experiences of the GALAXY S smartphone. With video communications via VoIP services and rich video and music entertainment with multi-codec support, the Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 will keep you constantly entertained.

Stunning Performance, Powerful Features

Key Features of the GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 include:

- Display: The clear display makes web surfing and multimedia viewing a joy. Keep your lifestyle mobile - enjoy movies, your favourite TV shows, photos and web-browsing anywhere. Samsung's latest mDNIe image engine technology ensures that video and images look stunning.

- Android™ 2.2 "Froyo": The GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 feature the Froyo operating system, with a possibility to upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread.

- Application Customization: With access to over 150,000 apps available on Android Market™, the Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 are fully customizable smart devices. Integrated GPS support further expands the capabilities of the device, letting you benefit from Google's map services and directory applications.

- Google Mobile Services: Enjoy premium Google™ services such as Gmail™, Google Talk™ and YouTube™. Utilize voice recognition technology to search with Google faster than ever on the Internet. Stay plugged into the world with premier Google applications.

- Samsung Social Hub: Your entire social life in your hand. Simultaneously post messages and pictures on Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter using Samsung's Social Hub. The integrated address book provides the ultimate command & control station for the most popular SNS services. Synchronize your personal calendar with friends, family, and the latest events.

- VoIP Voice & Video Calls: The GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 utilize cost-effective video and voice communications services. The Qik application allows video chat which can be shared over social network services.

- HD Video & Images: A camera lets you shoot and share your life, capturing high-quality video or still images. The Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 support DivX HD, allowing high-definition video playback; Support for various codec standards including MPEG4, H264, DivX, XviD, WMV codecs ensures you can enjoy huge catalogues of content from all over the web.

- Audio excellence: The Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 "Smart Player" put entertainment at its core, designed to deliver the best possible audio and video experience. Samsung SoundAlive™ technology provides unrivalled sound quality, with deeper bass and greater tone articulation.

- Enhanced Memory Capability: Packed with generous 8/16 GB memory, plus mircoSD slot and powered by a powerful 1GHz for an industry leading performance, the GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 are equipped to handle any user demand.
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LBowen replied on Mon, May 2 2011 3:57 AM

I looked for it and then saw it, that being "MicroSD slot". If only Apple would include an SD slot on their Ipod touch I would be a happy camper.

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That would mean they would weaken their straglehold on the way you get your music. Even if you don't get your music throgh itunes, they still want you to use the itunes sync so they can show you ads about their music/movies/apps.

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LBowen replied on Mon, May 2 2011 10:58 AM

There are alternatives to using Itunes to sync to your Ipod and I would use them but I don't care too much to use them. I actually like to browse the App store from time to time to see if any new app might be useful.

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Schmich replied on Mon, May 2 2011 11:19 AM

The 5" can be found for CHF 349.- ($400, wow the USD keeps going down - I remember 1USD being 1.5CHF) at:

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coolice replied on Mon, May 2 2011 2:04 PM

dude.... that think looks jsut like an ipod touch clone... sorry but Dang.

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Watch out for a legal case coolice :) lol

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HHGrrl replied on Mon, May 2 2011 11:11 PM

Looks cool. I see a definite place for these in the market. Didn't Samsung announce something similar to these a while back? Or maybe they're just now coming to market?

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