Today we shall be taking a look at the new Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus. It’s called this way since it was made especially for great audio quality. And speaking of phones made for audio quality, how many of you actually remember the older phones you used to purchase only because t hey had Walkman written on it or Express Music. Those were to days when people used to care more about certain features of the phones which tend to be forgotten nowadays. The future generations will never know what it was like to hold two phones stuck to one another in order to send a file. The future generations will never know what it was like to trade CDs with lots of small flash games on them. The future generations will never know any of this, and that is something which worries me greatly. But enough with the nostalgia, let’s get back to the Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus. This phone, as I’ve said before, is made specifically for good audio quality ( great audio quality, even). While some may believe that a phone designed specifically for audio is weak, let me just start by saying it is anything but weak. It has quite a decent hardware configuration and it’s a powerful enough phone. Actually, it may be a bit too much calling this Android Device a phone considering that it doesn’t work in any given GSM network and even the developers themselves call it a Media Player. But to whomever cares, please be sure that if you see me call it a Phone again in this article, it is only because of my habit and should not be considered a phone. Unless of course you pay monthly for Skype and call phone numbers with it. If you’re planning on using it for that, then YES, this is a phone.
Without further ado, let us start this little review / preview ( the Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus will come out somewhere around Q2 of 2012, or so rumor has it ).
- Processor : Dual-core 1 GHz
- RAM : N / A
- Android OS : 2.3 Gingerbread
- Camera : 5 MP
- Display : 480 x 800 pixels, 5.0 inches (~187 ppi pixel density)
Let us begin by checking out the size of the body of the Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus. The device is about 141.3 x 78.2 x 11.9 mm big and weighs about 186 grams. It also has Touch-Sensitive controls but no more information about the body of this marvelous Android device.
Let us move on to the display of this Android Device. The Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus has an LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with approximately 16 Million colors. The resolution reached by the said screen is approximately 480 x 800 pixels and the screen itself is massive, being about 5.0 inches big. The approximate pixel density that this screen can reach is about 187 ppi. This device also has Multitouch, but no further details about how many fingers can run simultaneously on it. Also, while on the notion of the display related facts, the Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus also has TouchWiz UI pre-installed on it if you chose to use it.
Moving on to the sound abilities of the Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus. This is supposed to be the high point of this device. It has no Alert Types, since it isn’t actually a phone. However, it does have a 3.5 mm jack and a Loudspeaker with Stereo Speakers. Also, the reason why this device is famous for is that it has SoundAlive enhanced sound engine installed on it. That concludes our brief look into the sound of this phone or device.
With that out of the way, let us take a look at the memory of the Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus. As far as RAM memory is concerned, this device has none. Either that or there isn’t enough information available about it. Still, it does have a lot of storage to compensate for it, but the lack of RAM is disturbing nonetheless. The versions in which this device exists in are : 16 GB and 32 GB of internal storage space. Since this is a media playing device built specifically for that purpose, I can’t say for sure whether or not that amount would suffice, but the device also has a MicroSD card slot which can use any card of up to 32 GB.
Let us move on to the data connectivity of this Android Device. The Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus doesn’t have GPRS or EDGE or any SPEED for those since it isn’t a phone per say. It does however have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with dual-band and Wi-Fi hotspot. This device also has Bluetooth v3.0 with HS and a USB connection via MicroUSB ( MHL ) v2.0.
Moving on to the camera Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus is a 5 MP camera capable of taking snaps at resolutions as high as 2592 x 1944 pixels. The main camera is also capable of recording video images, but no details about the quality or average frame rate under which it functions. The Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus also has a great deal of features for the main camera, such as : autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and face and smile detection. This device also has a secondary VGA camera. But being a VGA, that means it doesn’t really have that much power.
Let us move on now to the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus. The only notable hardware piece of this device is the processor, that being a Dual-Core 1 GHz processor. There are no other notable hardware items such as a chipset or a GPU. Either that or there isn’t enough information available about this item since it is pretty new.
Moving on to the Operating System of the Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus. This phone has Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed on it and there isn’t any Ice Cream Sandwich update in the near future of the phone. One can only wait and see if the future has anything more to unfold for this Android Device.
Now let us take a look at the other short features of this device. The Sensors that this device has are as follows : accelerometer, gyro and compass. Since it isn’t actually a phone, it doesn’t really need the proximity sensor. The messaging of this phone is done via : E-Mail, Push E-Mail and IM. The Radio of this device is a Stereo FM radio with RDS. The browser of this Android Device is HTML with Adobe Flash. The Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus also has a GPS but with no A-GPS Support. The Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus also has Java via Java MIDP emulator. The colors that this device will come out in are limited to White.
Now let us take a look at some of the other features of this Android Device :
- T-DMB TV tuner, recording
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Image/video editor
- Document editor
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
- YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input (Swype)
This has been the review / preview of the Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus. If you feel that anything is missing from this review / preview feel free to leave your suggestion in the comment section below and I shall take it into consideration when writing my future projects. Till the next time however, I hope you enjoyed yourself reading this as much as I enjoyed myself writing it.