Ahead of IFA beginning later this week, South Korean-based Samsung announced a new personal media player for its line of 3.6-inch, 4-inch, 4.2-inch, and 5.0-inchers. In a press release this morning, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Player 5.8 that rocks a humongous 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 960-by-540 LCD. The company has not given any details on launch or pricing, but it told us the device also packs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung’s infamous TouchWiz UI, a 16GB or 32GB storage option, microSD slot, front VGA camera for video conferencing, and modest 2,500mAh battery.

With a resolution of 960-by-540, we have to wonder how bad this screen is going to look. In comparison, Apple’s iPod touch has the same resolution and is only 3.5-inches. Why didn’t Samsung include a higher-quality display on such a large device? My guess is cost.

We are sure to hear more about the Galaxy Player 5.8 at IFA later this week. We will get our hands on the screen to let you know just how good or bad it really is. [Samsung via Engadget]

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