Samsung Mobile today took the wraps off the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2—its latest addition to the Galaxy-branded media player lineup. A missing link between the 4-inch and 5-inch Galaxy Player, the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 is just 8.9mm thin and sports a 4.2-inch 800-by-480 pixels LCD display with premium IPS technology offering wide viewing angles. There is a VGA-class videoconferencing camera on the front and a two-megapixel camera on the back.

The gizmo is powered by a gigahertz chip with 512MB RAM, packs in 8GB/16GB storage, and it has a MicroSD slot for up to 32GB storage through memory cards. Connectivity features include Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Software-wise, the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface.

It is essentially an entertainment/gaming/PMP device, because the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 comes preloaded with Samsung Apps, Hubs, a Smart TV remote control program and premium EA games. The South Korean company did not reveal pricing or availability details, but if history is an indication, its price will likely compare to Apple’s current-generation iPod touch that starts at $199. The introduction of the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0 further solidifies Samsung’s strategy calling for a variety of screen sizes across its mobile lineup that now includes Android smartphones, media players and tablets offered in a wide variety of sizes extending from the smallest 3.2-inch to the 10.1-inch flavor.

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4 Responses to “Samsung unveils another iPod touch competitor, the 4.2-inch Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 media player”

  1. Suz says:

    Most of the music on my Touch came from my CD collection, so iTunes was never a selling point. I wish the 4.2 had a higher screen resolution, but a bigger screen would be easier on my eyes. It also has my most wanted feature that the Touch lacks: an FM tuner. I still listen to the radio and prefer a radio widget independent of wifi access.

  2. John Mayson says:

    I own an Android phone, but I don't get this device. Something Apple gets right is their integration with iTunes. Since nothing like that exists in the Android realm, why else would you buy this?

  3. suz says:

    I have an iPod Touch because I didn't want to pay for a data plan. I'd get the 4.2 for the same reason.

  4. Looks just like the Galaxy S II smartphone, but without the phone. Just like the iTouch, its an iPhone without the phone. Honestly, worthless, if your going to get this you might as well have the phone.