Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 ramps iPod rivalry to 5.8-inches

Samsung's iPod touch-rivaling media player range has sprouted an even bigger model, with the Galaxy Player 5.8 managing to make even the Galaxy Note look small. The 5.8-inch PMP has a 960 x 540 qHD resolution LCD touchscreen in a chassis that looks like an oversized Galaxy S III with the twin speaker grills of the Galaxy Note 10.1.

Inside, there's either 16GB or 32GB of fixed memory, along with a microSD card slot for adding up to 32GB more. WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS are also present, along with a 2,500 mAh battery, and the whole thing measures in at 165.8 x 85.9 x 10.8 mm and 221g.

Software is obviously Android-based, in this case 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz on top, with Samsung' new Learning Hub also preloaded, as seen on the Note 10.1. There's also AllShare Play streaming support and Samsung's own Chat messenger service.

No word on pricing, but Samsung says the new Galaxy Player 5.8 will go on sale in September. We're expecting to see more of it this week at IFA 2012 when we can see if that oversized screen really is too big for our pockets.