Samsung Brings Out Galaxy Player 50 Media Player

As expected, Samsung has announced a third device, the Galaxy Player 50, based on a common hardware foundation and part of the Galaxy family.

As expected it looks like a potent iPod Touch competitor and runs on Android 2.1 instead of Froyo. This unfortunate choice means that Flash compatibility is limited to Flash Lite rather than Flash Player 10.1.

There's a 3.2-inch 480x320 pixels LCD display (no AMOLED) with multitouch capabilities and either 8GB or 16GB internal storage which can be increased thanks to the microSD card.

It has a 2-megapixel camera at the back with a microphone but no flash. The iPod Touch boosts a superior screen resolution, a bigger & better screen and a front camera for video conference.

The Galaxy Player 50 also throws in Wi-Fi connectivity, support for DiVX and H.264 plus the whole Google Apps suite.

Engadget says that it is pretty cute in flesh and the fact that it comes with a white immaculate finish only serve to reassert this feeling.

Like the iPod Touch, the Galaxy Player 50 is only missing 3G to turn it into a fully-fledged smartphone. Samsung will have to price this one real cheap to have any chance of competing with Apple's PMP.

We're expecting to see it go on sale for around £99, a superb price if it has a capacitive screen.