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Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 3.6: Android 2.3 Gingerbread PMP to hit the UK in October

It’s all Samsung Samsung Samsung today. Along with these tablets and the white Galaxy S2, we’ve got word that the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 3.6 music player is headed to the UK.

Coming next month, the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 3.6 will be sold at high street vendors including Dixons, Argos, HMV and Littlewoods and by Amazon online.

Coming in black and white, it’s basically the first real Android equivalent to an iPod Touch and as such that’s what people will be comparing it to.

Price wise we have to say that the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 3.6 wins, hands down. Amazon is currently listing the 8GB and 16GB versions at £150 and £170 respectively. £20 more for double the storage? Yes please!

There’s also a microSD slot that allows you to bulk out the memory by up to 32GB. So you could potentially get a 64GB music player for not a lot of money.

Compare this with the £139, £254 and £336 prices for the current of iPod Touches and there’s clearly a saving to be had. It depends how badly you want/need iOS apps and games over Android ones though.

Audio philes

The Galaxy S Wi-Fi 3.6 supports MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, OGG and FLAC, so you can move songs over from iTunes, Windows Media Player and audiophiles can bask in the lossless glory of FLAC.

Though we’ve not been able to see the music playing software that comes installed on it, we understand that you’ll be able to back up songs, videos and other files on your PC over Wi-Fi a la DoubleTwist.

Access to the Android Market means that you should be able to load up one of these music players, along with the Spotify for Android app.

Other features of the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 3.6 include a 2-megapixel camera (fixed focus, LED flash) and a front facing VGA-er for video calls.

The touchscreen is a 3.6-inch (HVGA) LCD that gives the device part of its name, and the on-board processor clocks in at a respectable 1GHz. So though games like Angry Birds won’t look quite as high res as they’d do on high end phones, they should at least run smoothly.

Update: Amazon’s pre order page has the 9th and 24th of September down as dispatch dates for 8GB and 16GB Wi-Fi 3.6’s.


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