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Samsung Galaxy Music Phone Slated for October

Several days ago, Samsung released a list of devices that will be upgraded to Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean". This list included a device called the Samsung Galaxy Music, and it was presumed to be some sort of media player. But now leaked images have surfaced showing it to be an actual phone focused on serving as a pocket-sized boom box, targeting music enthusiasts.

Telekom Presse reports that the device will sport a front-facing loudspeaker on each end, and a 3-inch, 320 x 240 TN LCD screen in the middle. Powering this music box will be an 850 MHz ARM Cortex A9-based SoC and 512 MB of RAM. It will also come with 8 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of added space for music and whatnot.

On the music front, this device will have a dedicated music button to open the music player app, and an FM radio with RDS and built-in antennas. Other features will include Samsung's SoundAlive technology, SRS, integrated Samsung Music Hub features, a 3MP camera, 802.11 b/g/n and WiFi Direct connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and more.

The details arrive prior to the Galaxy Music's official debut in Frankfurt, Germany on October 11. Samsung is expected to showcase two versions: the Samsung Galaxy Music and Samsung Galaxy Music DUOS (dual-SIM). Both phones will have Android 4.0 out-of-the-box, and will be upgraded to Jelly Bean at a later date.

So far pricing and actual availability here in North America is unknown, so stay tuned.

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  • masterasia
    Weaksauce! People with phones like this are annoying, just like people who carried boom boxes in the 80's and 90's were annoying.
  • spentshells
    Not everyone would walk down the street with it.
    Would be nice at the beach or floating down the river in a tube or out in the boat or laying on the beach or a few drinks in the backyard or in the cabin bmxing or at the skatepark
  • freggo
    Smart phones are hard enough on the battery. Now adding the music box option is really going to drain the juice out of it.
  • Weak specs. My nearly two year old phone has better specs than this (minus the big speakers)
  • jimmyjohnz
    I have a feeling that this will be more to compete at the price range of other higher end music players, so $200-$300 instead of the usual $600-$700 for new sammy phones.
  • bustapr
    meh, people are annoying enough with the speakers on the phones we have now. I wish Samsung would update the galaxy player to see some competition in the media player area.
  • spentshells
    mulletsquirrelWeak specs. My nearly two year old phone has better specs than this (minus the big speakers)
    the point is low power draw so there is lots of juice for speakers
  • halcyon
    There's no way they can put any speakers that sound like anything in there. ...Junk. Samsung has chops and they can do great things...but this is junk.

    I have to hook up a HeadRoom TotalBithead to my SGS3 to get headphone sound that's as good as I expect from my cans. This gadget is just a toy for kids.
  • pliskin1
    Holy crap an FM tuner in the phone...seriously, why don't more phones have this. Hopefully that's not the actual screen resolution, because that is terrible. My flip phone from 2006 has that same resolution.
  • house70
    Pretty useless, IMO. Don't have better things to do, Samsung?