Samsung Galaxy S PMP: iPod Touch Alternative

By Peter Chubb - Feb 16, 2011

If we were to go back a few years and ask who was at the forefront in personal music devices, then the answer would have been Sony. Then go back to 2001 or just after and ask the same question, the answer would be the iPod. A few years later Apple turned things on its head once more with the iPod Touch, and since then nothing has been able to compete. Now there could be a new contender in town, as during MWC 2011 the Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy S PMP was announced.

This is not a smartphone, so does not come with 3G connectivity, but what it does offer is a choice of two screen sizes, 4-inch and 5-inch – something that the Touch does not. Could the iPod Touch finally have a worthy rival – not likely? The reason we say this is because the Samsung Galaxy S phone was not able to compete with the Apple iPhone, so what would make this new model worthy of the PMP crown?

The two versions will not only differ in screen size but also a few specs as well. Both will come with a 1GHz processor and a VGA front-facing camera, but the smaller model only has a 3.2-megapixel camera and a 1200mAh battery; the larger having a 5-megapixel camera and a 2500mAh battery.

BGR was unable to learn what the price of the two new devices will be or their release dates, but was able to find out their names. Samsung decided to come up with the horrible names of Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0 and 5.0. We cannot say for certain how well these two new devices will be received, but they are considered to be the best chance at taking the fight to the iPod Touch.

We were a little confused with the title that IntoMobile went with, saying that the new Samsung Galaxy S 5.0 was a iPod Touch killer. How can anyone presume such a thing, we have to be realistic about these things.

If you had the choice would you choose this new Samsung Galaxy PMP over the iPod Touch?

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  • Anonymous

    This article is a little annoying…. Not going to come out and call it biased towards apple, but this PMP does have several advantages: User-replaceable battery, bigger screen, expandable memory through micro-sd, access to much more *free* apps through third party sources, ROMs, better camera, better processor, the ability to torrent, and again, USER-REPLACEABLE BATTERY. My ipod touch lasted a good three years with its battery, but by the time I finally had to get rid of it, it was down to 10 min. for a single charge. For a device so expensive, this completely ruined any chance I had of wanting to purchase another. 

    Bought one of these (4 inch model) and love it so far. Much better than my old itouch.