Monday , May 28 2018

Samsung releasing some WiFi-only devices?

So it seems that the news coming out of the Mobile World Congress continues, with Samsung announcing some devices that – wait for it – aren’t technically mobiles.

Boy Genius Report has the scoop, but the nuts and bolts are these – Samsung has put out some devices called ‘Galaxy S’ but which are WiFi-only.

The smaller of the two – the Galaxy S 4.0 – has a 4″ LCD TFT display, 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, front and rear cameras, bluetooth and WiFi, a 1200mAh battery, and expandable micro-SD card slot. It runs Android 2.2 (FroYo) and, like other Samsung Androids, it has TouchWiz also.

The larger model – unimaginatively called the 5.0 – has a 5″ display with 800 x 480 resolution, and is otherwise the same as the 4.0 except it has a higher-res camera (5mp vs 3.2mp) and a 2500mAh battery.

It’s pretty clear from these specs that Samsung is taking clear aim at the iPod touch as a smaller, and popular, tablet-alternative.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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YES, i’ve been waiting for an android replacement for my …*shudder* Apple ipod touch..

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