Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus updates the 5-inch PMP

March 5, 2012
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Another day, another Android announcement from Samsung. This time it's another entry in their Galaxy Player line of connected personal media players, now in its third generation. To Compliment the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2, they're bringing out the Galaxy Player 70, a 5.0-inch refresh of their somewhat more accurately named Galaxy Player 5.0 from last year. The biggest upgrade is a dual-core 1Ghz processor, which makes it the first device in the "media player" category wit a dual-core chip.

Otherwise, the device is a lot like its previous incarnation: 5.0 inches of LCD, probably using the familiar 800x480 resolution. 16 and 32 GB versions will be made available, both of which can be further expanded with a MicroSD card. The rather disappointing camera from previous versions has been upgraded to 5 megapixels - not quite as good as most high-end smartphones, but much more effective than the 3.2MP version on previous hardware. The software is indisputably (sigh) Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a TouchWiz topping. Full access to Google apps and the Android Market is included.

Currently the device is only set for release in South Korea, where the 16 and 32GB versions will sell for 399,000 win and 469,000 won. That's about $350 and $420 US dollars, respectively. It's possible that the Galaxy Player 70 Plus could spread to other markets (perhaps as the Galaxy Player 5.0 Plus) but there's no guarantee - by all accounts, the line hasn't been a hit outside of Samsung's home country.

[via SammyHub]


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  • yomachaser

    Just got a 5.0 and I love it. For sure I’m gonna update when this hits the west.

  • Stuyck Jef

    Is it still worth it to get the 5.0 ? or should i just wait till this one gets here … when ever this may be

  • turn_self_off

    Well it was a slow shower outside of SK as well, so i am not surprised. Also, my understanding is that the current generation do not have any kind of video out support (not even MHL). If they fix that it may become more interesting for some.

  • Dewed

    nevermind lol

  • Sharon Scott

    I have one but its running on a firmware of 2.3.5 gingerbread is there a way to update this old firmware cause all these other devices are getting 4.0.3 ICS