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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2
Samsung Electronics, one of the biggest names in the smartphone industry recently launched their newest smartphone called the Samsing Galaxy S WiFi 4.2. The Korean-based firm unveiled this new device during the Mobile World Congress 2012.
The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 is the upgraded version of the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.1 that was released last year. This smartphone is currently marketed as a "gaming device" as Samsung tries to also make a mark in this filed. Apple's iPod Touch currently holds the number one spot as the most utilized non-phone handheld device and with the release of this new Samsung device, can it beat Apple's iPod Touch?
The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 is slim in design with white handheld chromed plastic trim. It has a thickness of 8.9mm and weighs around 118g. This device also has a 4.2-inch IPS 800 x 480 LCD display, 1GHz TI OMAP4 processor, and a 2MP rear camera as well as a VGA camera located at the front. The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 also supports different sound or video formats and codecs ranging from AAC, FLAC, MP3 and WAV, to DivX, MKV, MP4 and WMV. It has the ability to connect to the Internet through 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. As for storage capacity, this device is available in 8GB and 16GB with expendable memory option though microSD. In terms of OS, it will utilize Android 2.3 Gingerbread but it can be upgraded to the latest version which is Android 4.0 or Android ICS as soon as the upgrade is available.
As an Android-gaming device, it supports a lot of Android apps which could get users engaged when utilizing this gadget. This new device is considered as the "upgraded" version of the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.1 because of its sleek design and bigger display size. There are also additional features in this model like six-axis gyroscope which enables the device to react even when it is tilted. Despite these improvements, both models still has the same processor speed at 1GHz.
Based on the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2, it can be considered as one of the best Android-based media player. Despite being considered as one of the best, it is still not enough to compete with iPod touch. This review from PCMag.com summarizes it best:
The Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 is a nice upgrade, but it won't change that game. It isn't cutting-edge or mind-blowing-it's a nice midrange product for an existing ecosystem, but the ecosystem it should be serving doesn't really exist. There's little consumer demand for Android PDAs. A subsidized or low-cost Galaxy S WiFi 4.2, backed by heavy marketing, might be able to change that, but I haven't seen any signs that Samsung is willing to go that far.
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