In Samsung’s never-ending quest to fill every screen size niche down to the millimeter, they announced the Galaxy S WIFI 3.6 at IFA back in September. At the time there were no plans to extend it to the United States, but it looks like they’re shipping it over after all. Unfortunately, Samsung wasn’t forthcoming with a price or date for the portable media player, but it shouldn’t be too long before it joins the North American lineup. Previously Samsung has offered its Galaxy Player/Galaxy S WiFi series in only 4 and 5-inch versions in the United States.
The Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 isn’t out to set the world on fire for specifications, but it should be a good mix of utility and size. The 3.6-inch (duh) screen has a respectable 800×480 resolution on its LCD screen, with a 1Ghz Hummingbird processor powering Gingerbread and TouchWiz. (An ICS update is almost certainly not in the works.) The international version has either 8GB or 16GB of internal space plus an open MicroSD card slot, and both versions should make it to the states eventually. The cameras are a little underwhelming at 2MP and VGA for the rear and front, but at least there’s an LED flash.
At 3.6 inches, the iteration of the WiFi/Player should compete directly with the iPod Touch. That being the case, we might see a very compelling price indeed: the 4.0-inch version can already be found for less than $200, so the smaller option may be at or around the $150-170 range. One can only hope. The Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 was previously confirmed to have Google Apps and the Android Market, which should be updated to the Google Play Store upon release.[via Geeky Gadgets]