Back in September, Samsung announced its Galaxy S WiFi 3.6, a device that’s essentially a Galaxy S without its cellular modem. While we’re well used to seeing manufacturers offer tablets with this sort of configuration, it’s a bit of a rarity for sub-five-inch devices (especially since we haven’t seen a new iPod touch in years). We saw the handset make its international debut last fall, and now it’s been revealed that the Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 will be seeing US release, as well.
What good is aging Galaxy S hardware? Samsung sees the handset as a media player for people who don’t already own a smartphone. It’s far from state-of-the-art, but a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 3.6-inch WVGA display still make for some very usable hardware, so long as you’re not interested in pushing it too hard.
The big question will be what Samsung wants to charge for the Galaxy S WiFi 3.6. While there aren’t many WiFi-only models this size to compete against, shoppers will also be looking at smartphones available from providers off-contract, and there are some pretty good deals out there. If Samsung aims low, maybe around $150, we could see there being some decent interest in the Galaxy S WiFi 3.6.