Yesterday the folks from Samsung announced their first of many new tablets coming this year with the Galaxy Tab 3, but that isn’t all we can expect to hit the shelves later this year. Apparently the not too popular Galaxy Player series will be getting revamped. Hopefully this time they have some better specs to compete more directly with the iPod Touch.
We were impressed with the Galaxy Player 4.2 in our Review, and now it looks like a follow-up device will be coming soon. With front facing speakers, a decently thin profile, and aimed at games and music the new version could be even better. Somehow Samsung’s been making awesome front facing speakers on their Galaxy Players and tablets for over a year, yet let HTC beat them to the idea on a smartphone. Oops!
That aside, some new details were revealed today showing what appears to be another Samsung Galaxy Player in the works. The original was called the Samsung YP-G1 and came to market in multiple sizes from 2.8 to 6-inches, but the 4.2 was our favorite. Now some benchmarks have leaked revealing the YP-GI2 follow-up device for later this year.
According to TechTastic, the device doesn’t appear to be much better than the previous model. Sadly we still have a 480 x 800 resolution screen, which already makes it not as good as the competition, and a Marvel processor under the hood. However, you’ll be happy to see Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean powering the new Galaxy Player II. It will be covered with Touch Wiz, but if you want a media device that isn’t a phone stay tuned for the Galaxy Player 2.