Samsung announces a new “mini tablet”


Samsung has been a busy bee. Not only have they been enjoying success in the sales of their Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tabs, they now provide the buying public with another breakthrough product.

Meet the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0, a mobile internet device (MID), which promises the perfect union between an Android tablet and touchscreen media player.

Touted as a “mini tablet”, it features a 1GHz Application Processor, similar to what is housed within the 7-inch Galaxy Tab. Moreover, its brilliant 5-inch LCD screen features the Mobile Digital Natural Image engine (mDNIe), which aims to provide the optimal  “cinematic viewing experience no other device with the same screen size can offer”.

Running on Android 2.2 Froyo, it also has two cameras (3megapixel rear and 1.3megapixel front-facing), and provides  8GB of generous internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB. If this new “mini tablet” hasn’t impressed you just yet, it also features dual surround speakers and SoundAlive technology, delivering a big sound in a small product.

“With the Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 we’re delivering a rich, immersive experience for multimedia enthusiasts. A large, high-quality screen, a world of fun and useful applications and great communications services make this a powerhouse device at an affordable price.” – Glenn Glinoga, Business Unit Director Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business