Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Perfect Handheld Tablet? - Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8

I prefer smaller tablets since I find a tablet useful for us only in situations where I would not want to use a laptop. If I was working on a desk or coffee shop tablet, I would prefer to have a laptop. I do write a lot so a keyboard is something I am not likely to give up. 

While traditional smaller tablets like the 7-inch Galaxy Tabs are small enough for me to thumb-type effectively, their  350 grams or so in weight makes it tiring. For me, the ideal size and weight for a tablet would be in the range of something like Amazon's 6-inch eBook Reader which weighs in at a light 170 grams. 

Samsung launched in Korea a small tablet, named the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8. As its name indicates, in comes with a 5.8-inch display and weighs in at 220 grams. The Android powered Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 looks like it will be a low cost devices. This lower cost nature of this device is hinted by it qHD, 540 x 960 pixel resolution, display. The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 also comes only with a front facing camera, which should keep the cost down.  Two versions have been released, one with 16 GB of storage, the other with 32 GB. The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 comes with a 2500 mAh battery so it should have good battery life. The Android operating system installed is Android 4.04, Ice Cream Sandwhich themed with Samsung's TouchWiz.

How much do I expect the device to cost. Somewhere between the 13K price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 and the the 10K price of the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2.

Aesthetically, the devices look like a large Samsung Galaxy S III. An interesting about this is that this seems to confirm that the Samsung Galaxy S III's design will be the template for future Samsung mobile devices. I am guessing, this is what the Samsung Galaxy Note to be unveiled in two days will look like.


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