That makes it the largest media player in Samsung’s lineup. It’s almost big enough to be considered a mini-tablet.
While it’s nice that Samsung has the power to manufacture every possible device size (this will be the fifth size of the Player line), it seems useless. Not only will the majority of people still wanting a media player choose an iPod (with its more than 65 percent market share), but media players are dying and being supplanted by smartphones. Why carry a media player and a phone when you can just carry one?
Samsung has not revealed pricing or availability of the Player 5.8 yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know when it drops that information. Since the Galaxy Player 5.0 runs $199.99, I assume the 5.8 would be slightly more pricey than that. Since the Nexus 7 tablet also runs for $199.99 and can do more, I’d personally rather have one of those.
Let us know in the comments if you’d be interested in a Galaxy Player 5.8.