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.