Samsung To Launch Galaxy Player iPod Touch Wannabe

Samsung looks set to emulate Apple by deploying a third device, the Galaxy player, that will take on Apple's successful iPod Touch media player and use the same platform as the Samsung Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab.

Photos published by Samsung Hub shows that the YP-MB2, also known as the Galaxy S, has more than a passing resemblance with the Apple iPod Touch, with much of the device's innards featuring the same components as the Samsung PMP.

Kunal from SH says that it will come with Android OS, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 3-megapixel camera and an enclosure that reminds us of the iPod Touch itself.

Having a Galaxy Player on its own makes plenty of sense as it will allow Samsung to compete more effectively with Apple's triumvirate (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad), something that's even more pertinent given that Samsung produces most of the critical components in the three Apple devices.

Samsung has another interesting player called the YP-R1 which is a 2.6-inch 8GB PMP and goes for around £100 but it is likely that the Galaxy Player will match the price of the iPod Touch at around £150.