After the 3.6, 4, 4.2, and 5.0, you can now add the 5.8 to Samsung's Galaxy Player range of PMPs. Announced today in South Korea, the Galaxy Player 5.8 features a 960 x 540 LCD along with front-facing speakers, 1GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, and a variety of educational content pre-loaded. Design-wise it's reminiscent of a bigger and thicker (10.8mm) Galaxy S III, and with Android 4.0 on board it should be more usable than some of Samsung's past Players.
We're not without questions regarding this device, however — for instance, with such a large screen on a media-focused device, could Samsung really not have sprung for an HD panel? There's no pricing information available right now, but in an age of excellent $199 7-inch tablets Samsung's decision to continue pursuing the PMP market strikes us as a little odd. Then again, without a release confirmed for countries outside Korea it could be intended as little more than a niche device.